Definition of telesurgery in US English:



  • Surgery performed by a doctor considerably distant from the patient, using medical robotics and multimedia image communication.

    • ‘Applications are likely to determine advances not only in surgical training but also in operative planning, operative strategy, and techniques, as well as in telesurgery.’
    • ‘Experiments are being tried in many countries with remote consultations, sometimes called televisits or teleconsultations, and with remote control of surgical operations, telesurgery.’
    • ‘Doctors there will focus on addressing unmet medical needs, such as developing minimally invasive robotic surgery and telesurgery techniques.’
    • ‘While the early roots of telemedicine arose out of the need to support remote communities, much of the modern endeavour, like telesurgery, is almost all about extending the boundaries of the possible.’