About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia
LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

World's 1st Remote Surgery Using 5G Conducted by China

by Mohamed Fathima S on March 20, 2019 at 9:21 AM
Font : A-A+

World's 1st Remote Surgery Using 5G Conducted by China

China successfully conducted the first remote surgery on a human using 5G technology. The doctor operated being away at a distance of 3,000 km from the patient.

The surgery, a collaboration between tech companies Huawei and China Mobile, and the Chinese PLA General Hospital, was conducted on Saturday, the Global Times reported.

Advertisement


According to the paper, Surgeon Ling Zhipei conducted the surgery, although he was physically in South China's Hainan Province.

"He implanted a neuro-stimulator, or 'brain pacemaker' into a patient with Parkinson's disease at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing by operating medical equipment through transmitted images supported by 5G technologies. The procedure lasted three hours," the paper reported.
Advertisement

The process was made possible with the low-latency 5G technology provided by Huawei and China Mobile, which enabled near instantaneous data transmission, it said.

"It felt like a real-time operation -- I didn't even feel like the patient was 3,000 km away," Ling said after the surgery, according to a statement released by China Mobile.

The patient's symptoms, including limb tremor and muscular stiffness, were significantly relieved after the procedure. The patient is in stable condition, it added.

5G technology was used in a surgery conducted on a pig last year, when a doctor from 301 Hospital in Beijing removed part of a pig's liver using two robot arms in Fuzhou, the capital of East China's Fujian Province.

It was the world's first remote surgery using 5G mobile network technology on an animal, the paper said.



Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Emotional Healing
Psychosis Risk Related to Cat Parasite
Sedentary Behavior Precipitates Night-Time Hot Flashes
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Breast Reduction Surgery
Want firm and shapely breasts? Consider the option of traveling abroad to have it done at ......
Bariatric Surgery - Short Term and Long Term Outcomes
The benefits of bariatric surgery outweigh its side-effects. With the surgery you can lose 45 to ......
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) - Triple Bypass Surgery
Triple bypass surgery, an open heart surgery involves grafting blood vessels from either the chest ....
Gallbladder Surgery
The major reasons for doing gallbladder surgery are gallstones and abnormal functioning of the gall ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use