Feasibility of telesurgery in the modern era

Muhammad Hammad Malik, Waleed Brinjikji

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Abstract

Telesurgery is not a foreign concept and dates to as early as the 1920s. The use of robots in medicine has had a very positive effect and improved outcomes with little to no adverse effects. Having global access to telemedicine and telesurgery during the COVID-19 pandemic and being able to provide top medical care to gravely ill and contagious patients without compromising the safety of the medical team would be a very big achievement. We explore the hurdles needed to make it a realistic goal and give recommendations to achieve it utilizing the major advancements that have occurred over the past few years in the fields of engineering, communication etc. The biggest issues needed to be addressed are of financial investment, legal concerns, and availability of high-speed uninterrupted data connections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • endovascular
  • robotics
  • stroke
  • telemedicine
  • telesurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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