Telesurgery by Sajeesh Kumar, Jacques Marescaux

By Sajeesh Kumar, Jacques Marescaux

Written via well known foreign specialists, this e-book explains technical concerns, electronic details processing, and gives collective reviews from practitioners who practice a variety of telesurgery purposes. The publication lays the root for the globalization of surgeries, making attainable the power of a health care professional situated in a single a part of the area to function on a sufferer situated in one other.

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Their concept was refined and put to clinical use in 1991, when they were able to carry out transurethral prostatectomies on five patients, marking the first time an active robot was used for resecting human tissue [6]. A second-generation robot under the name Probot was devised by the same group and also successfully applied clinically but never achieved widespread use [11]. The Probot and its predecessor were active robots in the sense that they proceeded autonomously once programmed and activated by the surgeon, working according to image-guided coordinates, which were fed to the system by the operator.

The expert controls the laparoscope and may use a telestrator, which is a sketch pad that allows the mentor to mark structures and regions of interest on the operator’s monitor [2, 15, 16]. Importantly, and with the use of master-slave telerobotic systems, future telementoring may involve the expert taking control of events at junctures that are too technically demanding for the trainee and the ability to override control in order to avert complications and injury. Remote surgery and telementoring hold great promise for the advancement of global healthcare, as this technology may provide expert surgical care to patients in remote geographical areas and may improve the standards of surgical training by allowing junior doctors to be mentored by authorities in their respective specialties, regardless of where they are stationed.

Applications of this virtual reality systems provide new opportunities for education and training, preoperative diagnostics, preoperative planning, and intra- and postoperative applications. , physiologic tremor of the surgeon) [8], resulting in greater dexterity and higher precision for performance of difficult tasks [5, 6, 21], which is one of the advantages of robotic surgery. Conversion of video images and surgical movements into electronic signals that can be transmitted over a distance introduced the concept of remote surgery.

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