Robot Heart Surgeon

Here’s the future of medicine, folks — you’ll have surgery by a doctor whose still at home in his pajamas. A team at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital lead by consultant cardiologist Andre Ng did the a remote controlled procedure on Wednesday to fix a patient’s irregular heart rhythm. The state of the art robot is called the Remote Catheter Manipulation System, and Ng said he felt he was “in complete control” during the operation. Ng was just feet away from the patient, on the other side of a wall, but the technology would allow long-distance surgery in the future. “If there was a reliable enough link, then you could do it from any location in the world,” Ng said. Sign me up?


Chris Gullo