Telesurgery or Remote Surgery

Telesurgery describes a system in which the surgeon performs a surgery from a remote location separate from the patient. This difference of location may be cross country or even crossing continents. The surgery may be entirely performed by the remote surgeon through a surgery robot on the patient’s side, or the surgeon may be a specialized consultant, collaborating with a surgery team on the patient’s side. Remote surgery is essentially advanced telecommuting for surgeons, where the physical distance between the surgeon and the patient is less relevant. It promises to allow the expertise of specialized surgeons to be available to patients worldwide, without the need for patients to travel beyond their local hospital.

  • Telementoring
  • Telepresence
  • Telerobotics

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