Mayo Clinic Remote Robotic Surgery

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More and more surgery is being performed by or with robotic technology. Mayo Clinic just announced a collaborative, multi-phase preclinical investigation with Corindus Vascular Robotics focused on telestenting and its feasibility. It’s remote-controlled robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Meanwhile, in Kazakhstan, the first robot surgery in the country was performed, which marks a milestone for biotechnology nationwide in Kazakhstan. New information has also been released on the number of robotic surgeon models are active in NHS hospitals in the UK.

To be fair, PCI is a non-surgical procedure; doctors go through the bloodstream via either the forearm or the groin to widen coronary arteries that are otherwise constricting. It’s
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If these procedures can be done remotely, it would be a major benefit for managing procedures for rural patients with coronary artery disease. This pertains to several other underprivileged peoples as well, of course. “We are delighted to work on critical research for remote robotics with Mayo Clinic,” said Corindus President and CEO Mar Toland in a public statement. “While PCI is the initial focus for this development program, our long-term goal is to extend this capability to the remote treatment of endovascular disease and …show more content…
We should invite the best practicing specialists to train our doctors here in the future. Our medicine should introduce new methods in treatment and develop successfully.” In all their work to modernize their procedures and facilities, one of the primary changes they’ve focused on is facilitating robot-assisted procedures. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the UK has already firmly established its robotic surgeon infrastructure. The NHS, in fact, already has robotic surgeons handling thousands of procedures for human patients with regard to kidney and bladder surgery or prostate cancer procedures.

NHS hospitals reportedly host about 60 of these so-called da Vinci-type robots, and they’re operated by specialists who use 3D computer visuals to view a patient’s innards. They have super tiny multitools that they guide based on what they see relayed from tiny cameras, and the popularity of this technology is proliferating it throughout NHS hospitals already. On the other hand, new research published by British scientists indicates that robots may not necessarily be worth their value, given that the country has spent some £ 1.7 million on each robot and £140,000 every year for maintenance of each

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