Foreseeable challenges in developing telesurgery for low income and middle income countries


  • Vethunan Tamalvanan Department of Surgery, Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah Muar, Malaysia



Telesurgery, Telerobotic surgery, Long distance telerobotic surgery, Robotic surgery, LIMIC, Global surgery, Telesurgery with 5G


Advancement in tele surgery or long distance telerobotic surgery is an intriguing prospect achieve equitable reach of global surgical services. In realization of this dream there are multiple of challenges as to telesurgery establishment and operation in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). As of current market status, telesurgery is costly and not practical for the austere settings in these countries. “Telesurgery for a truly global surgery” is a realisable dream for the fore coming future. Affordable robotic surgical platforms, assistance from manufacturing companies to establish robotic platforms, introduction of 5G networking technology, international collaboration to unify efforts in telesurgery, and secure networking framework for a hassle free telesurgery network; are few formidable suggestions for implementing telesurgery in a global scale.


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