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Feasibility of laparascopic telesurgery

  • Peter G. Schulam
  • Steven G. Docimo
  • Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
  • Walid Saleh
  • Craig Brietenbach
  • Robert G. Moore
  • Louis R. Kavoussi
Basic Tools and Applications in Tele- and Micro-Surgery
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1205)

Abstract

A telesurgical system was created to allow an endoscopic specialist at a remote site to offer guidance and assistance to a surgeon during laparoscopic surgery. The remote and operative sites were connected by a single T1 link. The system provided real-time video, audio, telestration, and robotic arm control of the laparoscope. Seven patients underwent successful procedures using this system. This study demonstrates the feasibility, effectiveness, and safety of telementoring.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter G. Schulam
    • 1
  • Steven G. Docimo
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Cadeddu
    • 1
  • Walid Saleh
    • 2
  • Craig Brietenbach
    • 2
  • Robert G. Moore
    • 1
  • Louis R. Kavoussi
    • 1
  1. 1.The James Buchanan Brady Urological InstituteThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Applied Physics LaboratoryThe Johns Hopkins UniversityLaurelUSA

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