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With more access to technology, the world evolving at a high pace. The network system is developing every day, with innovations adding up. Today, people mostly use the 4G network system. But it in no-time the commonly used network will become the 5G network. With further development, we may see a 5G network for telesurgeries.


The 5th generation of the mobile network systems is called the 5G network. 5G enables a new network mainly designed for virtual connection with everyone and everything, including machines, objects, and devices. This wireless technology will deliver high-speed multi-Gbps peak data with ultra-low latency. Moreover, it is more reliable with massive network capacity, increased availability, and more consistent user experience. This networking system has higher performance and improved efficiency to empower new user experiences.



Telehealth is the method of getting clinical support via the mode of telecommunication. Similarly, telesurgery is receiving surgery through the way of telecommunication. It uses wireless networking and robotic technology to allow surgeons to operate on distantly located patients. The method is an emerging one and requires more exposure. The surgery differs from the traditional way of operating a patient.

Moreover, this technology benefits today’s shortage of surgeons. Further, it also eliminates geographical barriers that prevent timely and high-quality surgical facilities along with financial burden, complications, and long-distance travel. The telesurgery system also provides improved surgical accuracy, which ensures the safety of both surgeons and patients. This method is more feasible with improvements in wireless telecommunication. A surgical team in New York, USA, performed the world’s first telesurgery in 2001 using the ZEUS robotic system. The two-hour-long surgery showed positive results.

However, this method also has a drawback. The major problem with telesurgery is latency time. Latency time is the time delay for transferring auditory and visual between the two distant locations. With increased latency time due to network routing problems and congestion and server overload, the procedure will face major issues. The time delay not only generates a lengthy operation but also the risks of the patient. The accuracy rate will fall drastically.

Certainly, both the 5G network system and telesurgeries method is developing. As a result, the merges of them will open the door to a technological world.

robotic telesurgery

Robotic Telesurgery


Meanwhile, robot technology has recently intervened with medical techniques. Its intervention has increased the accuracy rate and decreased the risks of life. The incorporation of 5G technology will make it possible to overcome barriers of latency time in telesurgeries. The next-generation wireless technology took telesurgery to new horizons. The first 5G telesurgery was performed by a doctor in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Antonio de Lacy conducted the operation of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

“This is a first step to achieve our dream, which is to make remote operations in the near future,” said Doctor de Lacy. Doctors telementored surgeries in the past using wireless networks. However, with poor telecommunication, the surgery was not proper. But with blazing fast 5G network, the image quality was improved. Moreover, with clear information and view, the operation was better and accurate. 

5G drastically reduces latency and provides high-quality images. It is predicted that in the coming future, the 5G network may change traditional surgery procedures. Moreover, it will allow surgeons to control a robot arm to carry out operations in remote locations that lack specialist doctors. It can build bridge surgeons and patients located in isolated areas. The 5G telesurgery shows great potential to perform a complicated operation for rural area patients who lack medical facilities. The technique is accurate, safe, and risk-free. It can change the future of medical practices. 

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