Application of 5G Technology to Conduct Tele-surgical Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy.

The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness, safety and stability of the 5G communication technology in clinical laparoscopic telesurgery.

An ultra-remote radical cystectomy (network communication distance of nearly 3000 km) was performed on patient diagnosed with T2N0M0 stage bladder cancer using a domestically produced "MicroHand" surgical robot.

The network delay, operative time, blood loss, intraoperative complications, postoperative recovery, and hospitalization time were recorded. The 5G network was used throughout the operation, with an average total delay of 254ms. The operation went well and the patient recovered smoothly.

Ultra-remote clinical laparoscopic surgery can be performed safely and smoothly. More importantly, our model can provide insights for promoting the future development of telesurgery in China. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS. 2022 Apr 27 [Epub ahead of print]

Xuecheng Yang, Yonghua Wang, Wei Jiao, Jianmin Li, Bingqiang Wang, DE Long He, Yongjian Chen, Xuesong Gao, Zhaoyu Li, DE Yu Zhang, Huanting Li, Chen Wang, Lei Luo, Mengqi Song, Lijiang Sun, Jilu Zheng, Weidong Guo, Yu Cao, Zongyi Yu, Xiao Hu, Xuemei Ding, Fengju Guan, Wei Feng, Kun Li, Linlin Li, Xinjuan Kong, Lili Wei, Hao Wang, Bin Wei, Hongmei Xue, Xinsheng Wang, Guiming Zhang, Qian Dong, Haitao Niu

Department of Urology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Key Laboratory of mechanism theory and equipment design, Ministry of Education, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China., Shandong WeiGao Surgical Robot Co. Ltd., Weihai, China., China United Network Communication Co, Ltd. Qingdao Branch, Qingdao, China., Qingdao Hisense Medical Equipment Corporation, Ltd, Qingdao, China., Sangfor Technologies Inc. Shenzhen, China., Anshun Xixiu District People's Hospital, Anshun, China., The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Office of Drug Clinical Trial Management, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Department of Operation Room, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Department of Anesthesiology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Department of Intensive Care Unit, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China., Department of Neonatology, Qingdao Women and Children's Hospital, Qingdao, China., Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China.

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