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The Future of Surgery – From the Small Changes to the Big Tech

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In the past couple of decades, technology has infiltrated the medical sector and transformed the ways in which surgery is performed for medical professionals, medical students, and, perhaps most importantly, patients. The wheels, however, are still turning, and the world of surgery shows no signs of slowing its progress yet.

If you are interested in how a number of small changes and the introduction of major technology are set to transform the surgical process going forward, continue reading to find out everything you need to know. 

Robot-assisted surgery 

It may sound like something out of a sci-fi blockbuster, but robot-assisted surgery has grown and developed extensively in recent years to a point where it is almost ready to break into the mainstream. It will result in a wide range of benefits for patients including faster recovery timeframes, less pain before and after surgery, and lower risk of requiring a blood transfusion. It will also provide a whole host of advantages for surgeons by allowing them to perform complex surgical procedures with greater precision, control, and flexibility than ever before as future models become more movable, versatile, and cost-effective than their predecessors with every passing year. 

Unassisted medical supplies 

 In addition to robot-assisted surgery, unassisted medical supplies also appear to be infiltrating the healthcare sector at an accelerated pace. In recent years, for example, surgical retractors have been upgraded to a point where surgeons can now perform surgery with little to no help or assistance required from a medical assistant to hold back any underlying skin, organs, or tissues for maximum visibility and access to the area due to be operated on. If you are interested in how unassisted medical supplies can potentially revolutionise the global surgical industry in the coming years or are just curious as to how such a device operates, full details of this revolutionary new surgical retractor can be found at https://junemedical.com/galaxy-ii-overview/surgical-retractors-info/

Artificial intelligence 

 In today’s increasingly digital landscape, artificial intelligence has had a dramatic impact on a wide range of industries and sectors. It is the surgical field, however, where it is set to truly make a difference by enabling what is known as precision surgery or put simply, the administration of a surgical treatment or procedure tailored to a patient’s individual genetic profile. It has the potential to revolutionise surgery forevermore and may even lead to a number of surgical processes becoming completely redundant or no longer necessary as medical professionals expand upon their existing understanding of what causes cancerous tumours and, as a result, how to effectively target them by administering a suitable treatment.

In the coming years, a number of key developments in the wider healthcare sector are set to transform surgery as we know it for medical professionals, medical students, and patients. This includes the mainstream adoption of robot-assisted surgery, the gradual infiltration of unassisted medical supplies, and the rise of artificial intelligence in the wider healthcare sector and within the operating theatre.

Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.

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