The development of technologies in the medical field offers an amazing corporation between technology and humans. These advancements will improve the efficiency and precision of surgeries and reduce the chances of human error.
The latest developments in the field of medical technology offer many revolutionizing technologies that could improve the efficiency of many surgical procedures. These technologies allow surgeons to perform complex surgeries with ease and high precision. New medical technologies will have a huge impact on the future of surgery. Here are some of the latest medical technology that is revolutionizing surgery.
Surgical robots are already being used in several parts of the world to do complex surgical procedures. There is no doubt that surgical robotics is revolutionizing surgery. Statistics reveal that the sales of surgical robots are going to double by 2020.
The da Vinci Surgical System, which was introduced 15 years ago, is one of the most commonly known surgical robots in the world. This surgical robot has a magnified 3D HD vision system that offers better assistance to the surgeons. During the surgery, the complete control of the robotic system is with the surgeon. Many companies are investing heavily in the development of surgical robots. Google recently announced that they will work with Johnson & Johnson to create a new surgical robot.
This is one of the latest technologies that is revolutionizing the surgery. In 2016, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital operated using a virtual reality camera. This technology allows you to follow the surgery through a 360-degree camera. This technology has great benefits for medical students all over the world. They can watch surgery from anywhere in the world as if it is happening near you. It also opens new horizons for the training of new surgeons and improves the teaching and learning experience. Virtual Reality allows the surgeons to stream the surgery worldwide and the medical students around the world and with the help of VR goggles, medical students can be in the OR.
Many people confuse augmented reality with virtual reality. Both of them have many differences. When you use augmented reality, you won’t lose touch with actual reality. Augmented reality improves the efficiency of surgeries because it puts the information into our eyesight as quickly as possible. AR healthcare apps will save many lives and seamlessly treat patients irrespective of the type of surgical procedure you have to perform.
The AR market is growing these days as more and more companies are investing in it. Recently, a start-up called Atheer developed an Android-compatible wearable and the complementary AR cloud-based application that will boost productivity and output. Furthermore, a company named Medsights Tech has developed a software to test the feasibility of AR.
Artificial intelligence is the new technology in medical field that could revolutionize surgery. AI is not only helpful in surgery but also other aspects of healthcare. It helps in the early diagnosis of diseases and comes up with an effective treatment plan by analyzing the patient’s current and previous health records. The artificial intelligence surgical system can perform complex and tiniest surgeries with at most efficiency.
Surgeons can perform operations with low risk of failure, and minimal pain and blood loss with the help of an AI surgical system. Performing surgeries that are assisted by AI surgical system ensures high precision and the patients will recover from the surgery quickly. AI will help to save valuable time and money by automating the manual work in diagnosing diseases in patients.
It takes a lot of planning to perform risky and complicated surgeries that could last many hours. The latest technologies like 3D printing and various stimulation techniques help in pre-planning the surgeries. These technologies will help in successfully planning and modeling complex surgical procedures.
In 2016, a group of doctors in China build a full-sized model of the heart of a child born with a heart defect. The surgery they were about to perform on the child was extremely complex and developing a 3D model of the child’s heart helped them to pre-plan the surgery. The surgery was a great success and even the child recovered from the surgery quickly.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
When you look at the developments in the surgical procedures, the main aim was to make the incisions and excisions as small as possible. At first, surgeons used a tiny bulb that is connected to a tube to look inside the body. By the end of the 20th century, fiber-optic threads were used to look into the secrets of the human body.
As technology advanced, tiny computer chip cameras were used to send images of the internal organs. This allowed the doctors to reduce the size of incisions they have to make while performing a surgery. Many companies are developing minimally invasive tools to perform surgeries with small incisions and excisions.