telepresence surgery


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telepresence surgery

robotic surgery performed under the supervision of a surgeon remote from the patient.
Synonym(s): telesurgery

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.
Surgery performed at a distance from the patient, which is enabled by advanced robotics, computer technology and, when distances from the surgeon to the patient are great, robust formats for data transmission.

telepresence surgery

Telesurgery An evolving format for laparoscopic procedures, in which the surgeon is located at a distance from the Pt and operates using a joystick held in place by a 'confederate' at the Pt's bedside. See Robotic surgery.
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Many of these devices and advances are already here, like the "camera in a pill," hybrid CT-PET scanner and telepresence surgery.
At this time, it appears that while the concept of telepresence surgery for trauma and emergencies is intriguing, technologic limitations, which include the lack of dependable broad-band-width communications links, preclude the widespread use of this technique in the immediate future.
SRI pioneered telepresence surgery during the 1980s with the development of a telerobotic system that offers a surgeon the full sensory experience of conventional hands-on surgical procedures while being minimally invasive to the patient.