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Photos: Iran conducts first remote surgery with domestic device


Report by Mehr News Agency; photos by Amin Jalali, Islamic Republic News Agency

First remote surgery in Iran was performed using 100% homegrown system in Imam Khomeini (RA) and Sina hospitals of Tehran on Wed. in presence of Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari.

The process of this remote robotic surgery was conducted in Iran Advanced Clinical Skills Training Center based in Imam Khomeini (RA) and Sina hospitals of Tehran in presence of Vice President DR. Sorena Sattari and Dr. Saeed Sarkar Head of Advanced Medical Technologies & Equipment Institute.

The surgery was performed on a dog (vasectomy operation) by Dr. Talebpour at Sina Hospital of Tehran.

As located seven km away from each other, the remote surgical operation was conducted in these two hospitals using a 5G network.

This robot has a surgical console that the surgeon can control and guide the surgery remotely by standing behind it and using two robotic arms.

Also a monitor has been placed next to the console that shows the image of surgery for surgeon clearly. The surgeon uses this system to control the surgery with a pedal and two robotic arms.

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