A Chinese medical team has performed a remote radical cystectomy on a patient 3,000 kilometres away with the help of a domestically-developed surgical robot using 5G.
Prof. Niu Haitao with the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University in east China’s Shandong Province successfully completed the laparoscopic radical cystectomy .
Niu did it by operating China’s newest-generation surgical robot Micro Hand’s master console to control its arms in the operating room in the Xixiu District People’s Hospital in Anshun in Guizhou Province of
The robot accurately repeated the doctor’s movements, removing the lesions in the targeted area.
At the same time, the application of holographic projection technology enabled the Professor to interact with the patient and medical staff with almost no time lag.
The patient was diagnosed with bladder cancer three months ago and was in dire need of surgery after the condition suddenly exacerbated.
The entire operation was carried out smoothly with no apparent bleeding or other complications.
Long-distance surgery with the surgical robot using 5G network can help patients save time and expenses on travel and accommodation, and improve health care in China’s remote areas.
Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Emmanuel Yashim)