Read the following sections of her Media Based Biography:
University Hospital of Wales
Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder (NMD)
Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder (Modern stereotactic psychosurgery
Anterior Capsulotomy
  • This is unconfirm as apart from one reference we have no information as to what type of Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder was carried out.
  • Based on media reports the surgeon that carried out the procedure is unable to name the procedure and so this is what leads to conspiracy theories.
  • Ever finding links to Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder (NMD) in relation to Lena Zavaroni is a uphill struggle.
Mental Health Act 1983 - England and Wales
Also see:
The Scotsman (12 June 2002): Executive to allow banned brain surgery
The Guardian (13 January 2008): He was bad, so they put an ice pick in his brain...
The Times (22 March 2008): The mind Nigel Hawkes - Ice pick to the head
Epsom & Ewell History Explorer (21 May 2019): Psychosurgery now