Current trends in robotic surgery: A role for telesurgery in remote Canadian communities

  • Brendan Douglas McNeely University of British Columbia

Abstract

Telesurgery is the technique through which surgeons are able to use robotic surgical devices to perform operations without being physically present. Although robotic surgery has been shown to result in improved patient outcomes several barriers including cost and internet bandwidth prevent its broad application. Emerging research has been aimed at overcoming such obstacles which ultimately may suggest a role for telesurgery to serve remote communities particularly in Canada.

Published
2020-08-24
Section
Commentaries