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Surgical tele-mentoring

Surgical tele-mentoring

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Surgical tele-mentoring is a model within the broad discipline of telemedicine that involves the use of information technology to provide real-time guidance and technical assistance for surgical procedures from an expert surgeon at a different location. This chapter addresses the history and progression, applications, challenges, limitations, and future directions of surgical tele-mentoring as a means to distribute advanced surgical expertise around the world.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abbreviations
  • Definitions
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 History of tele-mentoring
  • 2.3 Applications of tele-mentoring systems
  • 2.3.1 Videoconferencing techniques
  • 2.3.2 Wearable technology
  • 2.3.3 Robotic tele-mentoring platforms
  • 2.3.4 Augmented reality
  • 2.4 Challenges
  • 2.5 Limitations
  • 2.6 Conclusion and future directions
  • References

Inspec keywords: telemedicine; surgery

Other keywords: surgical procedures; surgical telementoring; telemedicine

Subjects: Patient care and treatment; Biology and medical computing; Patient care and treatment

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