Deep Brain Stimulation

According to this ABC news report, surgeons recently carried out a deep brain stimulation surgery on musician Roger Frisch–diagnosed with essential tremorswhile he was playing the chords on the violin. The surgeons basically required Frisch to play several long notes during the procedure so that they could pinpoint the exact positions on the brain sending abnormal signals and implant the electrodes.
This might be medical technological breakthrough but would it serve as a precedent for further surgeries of a similar nature to not only correct but improve one’s brain stimulation to enhance his/her skills in some other field? Would this be ethical?

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