A medical technology that allows a surgeon to operate long distance. Also called "telepresence surgery," by combining advances in imaging, video, robotics and sensors, the system gives doctors the full sensory experience of hands-on surgery. The surgeon performs the operation sitting at a console that displays a high-resolution image of the patient. See telemedicine, 3D surgery, telepresence and robotic surgery.
Origin of telesurgery
- tele- +"Ž surgery