The tech for surgeons to operate on patients from hundreds or even thousands of miles away has been possible for over a decade. But will it ever become commonplace?
Source: The Surgeon Will Skype You Now
Robotic surgery is already a thing. For now the surgeon using the robot is in the same room…but he/she does not have to be. In theory the surgeon could be in a different country.
How do you feel about that? For many people it is scary. They want the doc right there next to them.
But what if you could get the world’s best surgeon to do the work. You just had to have him/her do it remotely. Is that better or worse than settling for a lesser surgeon who happens to be in your town?
We are starting to take baby steps with teledentistry. However the future could include full blown remote diagnosis and treatment.