Establishment of the world's first telerobotic remote surgical service: for provision of advanced laparoscopic surgery in a rural community.

@article{Anvari2005EstablishmentOT,
  title={Establishment of the world's first telerobotic remote surgical service: for provision of advanced laparoscopic surgery in a rural community.},
  author={M. R. Hoseini Anvari and Craig McKinley and Harvey Stein},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={241 3},
  pages={460-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish a telerobotic surgical service between a teaching hospital and a rural hospital for provision of telerobotic surgery and assistance to aid rural surgeons in providing a variety of advanced laparoscopic surgery to their community patients. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The above service was established between St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton and North Bay General Hospital 400 km north of Hamilton on February 28, 2003. The service uses an IP-VPN (15 Mbps of bandwidth… CONTINUE READING