Nintendo surgery


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Nintendo surgery

A popular term for a long-distance surgical procedure performed with video-game-like controls (i.e., “Nintendo” controls), guided by laparoscopy and live video, and facilitated by miniaturised tools and computerised technologies. The operator is located at a distance (across the room or in another time zone) from a “tight” operating field.
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Nintendo® surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, telepresence surgery A popular term for surgical procedures, performed at a distance often with a joystick from a highly restricted operating field, using endoscopy and laparoscopy with applied video, miniaturization, computer-based technologies
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