Surgery

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News • Telesurgery

First robot-assisted remote radical distal gastrectomy with 5G technology

A potential milestone for telesurgery: a team of researchers from China reported the first robot-assisted remote radical distal gastrectomy performed using 5G communication technology.

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News • Photoprintable radiopaque hydrogels

Improved materials for reconstructive and plastic surgery

Researchers present new 3D-printable materials that can be easily monitored using X-ray or CT imaging. This has great potential to expand the possibilities of reconstructive and plastic surgery.

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Article • During lumpectomy

Fluorescence-guided surgery identifies breast cancer in margins

Breast surgery is a traumatic experience for a woman, no matter whether breast-conservation surgery (BCS) or a mastectomy. Trauma levels are greatly enhanced, if pathological evaluation findings of…

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News • Survey reveals alarming misconceptions

Bariatric surgery: shortcut to weight loss or last resort?

Millions suffer from obesity, an epidemic that continues to trend upward. While bariatric surgery is a very effective treatment option, a new survey reveals common misconceptions about the procedure.

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News • Role model in surgery and more

Barbie should explore more medical and scientific professions, say experts

Barbie should expand her medical and scientific careers into areas where women and other under-represented groups remain a minority, suggests a study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

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News • Shocking discovery

Can an electric 'nudge' to the head help surgeons operate robots?

Operating a surgical robot is complicated, but now, researchers may have found a surprising way to shorten the learning process: with electricity applied to the head.

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