Telesurgery
Surgical procedures carried out at a distance thanks to advances in robotic and computer technology and their applications to surgery. The first demonstration of trans-Atlantic telesurgery was reported in 2001 when surgeons in New York operated on a 68-year-old woman in Strasbourg, France and used remote-controlled robots to resect (took out) her gall bladder by laparoscopy. Remote telesurgery transcends all of the geographical constraints on specialized surgery. A person at the South Pole needing surgery can have it there by remote telesurgery ("polar telesurgery"). An astronaut can be operated upon in a space station ("astrosurgery"). And people in developing nations will be able to benefit from specialized surgery and not leave home for it.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • European Institute Of TeleSurgery — L IRCAD/EITS a été fondé par le Professeur Jacques Marescaux en 1994 au sein des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg. Il réunit des laboratoires de recherche fondamentale contre le cancer, un département Recherche et Développement en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • European institute of telesurgery — L IRCAD/EITS a été fondé par le Professeur Jacques Marescaux en 1994 au sein des Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg. Il réunit des laboratoires de recherche fondamentale contre le cancer, un département Recherche et Développement en… …   Wikipédia en Français

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