The practice of surgery is changing faster than at any time in the past, driven by a new wave of impressive technologies. CSJ delves into the upcoming Future Surgery 2022, which will give visitors a chance to explore this fast-evolving landscape.
Over two days, the show will deliver training, education and networking, and explore the disruptive technologies and trailblazing innovations that are fundamentally changing how surgery is performed.
From miniature-sized snake-like robots that can easily reach all the difficult to access locations in the human body, to a surgical robot making its debut in space, it is safe to say the world of surgery has come a long way. Only 12 years ago the world saw its first full-face transplant performed in Spain. Today, laparoscopic surgery is offering patients less pain and reduced recovery time. Miniature robots are allowing for greater precision and better visualisation, virtual reality (VR) is elevating the training and learning experiences of surgeons to another level, while 3D technologies are providing doctors with a whole new way to plan an entire surgery.
Only last year, a group of third-year medical students were the first in the UK to receive a lecture in the metaverse, led by world-renowned surgeon, Professor Shafi Ahmed. It is clear the practice of surgery is changing faster than any time in the past. So, what about the next generation of extraordinary technologies that will continue to increase the surgeon’s ability to perform surgery and improve patient care in remarkable new ways?
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