What is Dr Leon?

Dr Leon is a theatrical brain surgery simulator.

Why should I book?

If you want to escape from day to day. If you want to try something different. If you ever wanted to try meditation. If you want to relax. If you want to gain new perspective. If you want to see how it feels to have casual brain surgery. If you want something to talk to your friends about. Then Dr Leon is for you. OVER 18’s ONLY :)

Is it really brain surgery?

Surgery by definition is “work done by hand”. We use physical stimulation on the head and concentrate focus and awareness to a specific point. Although we aren’t using scalpels, sterile environments, or qualified neurosurgeons, the operation is as real as you want it to be, thanks to immersive theatre. 

Does it hurt?

Not at all. At it’s worse it’s mainly ticklish. Members of the ASMR community have found the procedure very entertaining! 

When is Dr Leon open?

We are open from 6th January - 28th April. Our solid surgery hours are Sundays 11am-5pm. Though we do take ad-hoc bookings on demand. You can book your ad-hoc appointment HERE.

What’s the point?

The Neural Enhancement programme is designed to teach people about meditation and self awareness through experience. Each patient tells the doctor what they wish to improve about themselves and through the programme, we find practical solutions to get to the improved state.

Is Dr Leon qualified?

Dr Molly Leon is a qualified neurosurgeon with many years of experience played by Sofi Lee-Henson. Sofi Lee-Henson is a multidisciplinary artist. You can learn more about the organisation of the project here.

Do I have to do it?

You’re not contracted to do anything. We go at your own pace. We have 3 levels of intensity to make sure everyone gets something from us. So even if you’re shy, you still experience Dr Leon. We will figure out your level during pre-care.

Level 3 - standard appointment with simulated surgery and full descriptions of the medical procedure.
Level 2 - standard appointment with simulated surgery and light descriptions of the medical procedure. 
Level 1 - relaxed appointment without simulated surgery. Relaxing procedure followed with literal descriptions of tools and sensations used to relax you.

What happens if I feel uncomfortable?

If at any point you feel discomfort:
Physical discomfort: The procedure can be quite ticklish so we encourage you to smile and laugh out loud. Sometimes this is sufficient to change your mindset on physical sensations. General discomfort: if you’re really not having a good time you can say “stop” and we will terminate the procedure.

I missed my appointment.

We are sorry. Missed appointments cannot be rescheduled or refunded.

Do appointments expire?

Yes. We ain’t doin’ this forever. We’ll be in touch if we haven’t heard from you.

What’s the difference between different  lengths of appointment?

The longer the appointment, the more content contained within that appointment. All experiences contain the “operation” with varying levels of precare and aftercare. 


Our refund window is 7 days. Within 7 days, appointments can be transferred to different people, you just need to notify us. We do not issue refunds for missed appointments or dissatisfaction.

Book a ticket

Sunday surgery is scheduled appointments.
Everything else you can get an appointment by request.  

Anything else?

Full terms and conditions can be found here. 

If you’re interesting get in touch. hello@xnnsystems.com

XNN Systems Oakley Place, London, SE1 5AD