Remote Surgery

Robin Bergman
June 10th 2014

The practice of using robots for medical purposes is taking a new step towards the complete surgery executed by robotic hands.
Some doctors, like Mehran Anvari, are performing surgeries without being physically present in the operating room. This physician is not using his own hands to perform the surgery. He operates through a robot controlled from a console situated miles away from his patient.

The technology behind long-distance surgery is now mature enough to be used more widely, allowing people to access world-leading expertise and better healthcare without having to travel. Could it become the routine in hospitals?

Machines are becoming extremely precise, so in the near future it may be possible to let robots do all of the work.

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Find more at BBC Future

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