International telementoring: A feasible method of instruction

B. R. Lee, R. Moore

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Abstract

Since the advent of improved telecommunication technology, greater bandwidth capability, medical robotics, and digital video technology, telemedicine has evolved, Telesurgical telementoring is an advanced form of telemedicine, An experienced surgeon can conduct, guide and mentor a second surgeon from a remote location, The historical method of teaching surgeons new operative techniques is exemplified in residency training: having individuals work with experienced teachers, Unfortunately, it is impractical for these specialized minimally invasive surgeons to travel and proctor generally trained surgeons each time a new surgical technique is developed, Telesurgical telementoring may represent a method to teach and mentor remote surgeons, as well as allow educational opportunities,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-298
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Urology
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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