Telementoring and Telerobotics in Urology and Use of iPad in Robotic Surgery

  • Rick Catterwell
  • G. Blecher
  • Zisis Kratiras
  • Prokar Dasgupta


The adoption of robotic technology in medicine has provided some of the most exciting advances in surgery in recent times. This robotic revolution in surgery has been provided countless advantages to both patient and surgeon. With the amalgamation of technological communication and surgery, the future is quite exhilarating. From the practical bedside use of common modern technology to give precise “real time” internal anatomy to the utilization of increasing speed and bandwidth to deliver remote mentorship or remote primary operating the possibilities are exciting and endless. Although there remain many questions in its future, one thing is for certain—the incorporation of technology, including telesurgery and telementoring, is only going to increase.


Telemedicine Telementoring Telesurgery Telestration iPad Surgery in space 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Catterwell
    • 1
  • G. Blecher
    • 1
  • Zisis Kratiras
    • 2
  • Prokar Dasgupta
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of UrologyGuys & St. Thomas’ TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Urology“Hippokration” Athens General HospitalAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Urology, Urology CenterKings College LondonLondonUK

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