Maria Jana Kingsley-Godwin
Telesurgery, also called remote surgery, is performed by a surgeon at a site removed from the patient. Surgical tasks are directly performed by a robotic system controlled by the surgeon at the remote site1-3. The word "telesurgery" is derived from the Greek words tele, meaning "far off," and cheirourgia , meaning "working by hand1."
In the early 2000s, several projects investigating the possibility and practicality of telesurgery were successful in performing complete surgical procedures on human patients from remote locations. In this paper, the practicalities of telesurgery in healthcare will be explored and analysed................................
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