Surgeon Performs 'World First' Remote Brain Surgery

Published 3 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 07:52 PM, 18/03/2019 (3 months ago)

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A doctor has performed the first ever brain surgery over a 5G mobile network, according to Chinese media.

A patient with Parkinson's disease allegedly had an implant put in their brain by a doctor who was more than 1,800miles away (3,000km).

The doctor who did the operation said the new technology could make it easier for medics to operate on people who live in more remote areas and can't travel.

Dr Ling Zhipei, a surgeon at the People's Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, did the procedure while thousands of miles away, according to China Global Television Network (CGTN).


Using surgical robots he inserted a deep brain stimulation implant – a device used to try and control the tremors Parkinson's patients suffer – into the patient's brain.

The procedure was carried out on Saturday and lasted about three hours.

It isn't clear exactly how Dr Ling controlled the machines from his location, only that he was able to use mobile internet to move them 'almost in real time'.

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fineboy77 at 09:48 PM, 18/03/2019 (3 months ago)
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I am a scientist,a Microbiology graduate but i find it difficult to understand how this can be possible,This cant be true for Christs sake,the human brain is not some Mars or any other planet that you can send robots to gather info from.

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WhenYouThinkAboutIt at 11:01 PM, 18/03/2019 (3 months ago)
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This implies 5G would be very fast, but what are the other implications of 5g network
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favourita at 11:29 PM, 18/03/2019 (3 months ago)
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 Angry Grin Grin Grin idiot fellows Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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kp45 at 11:49 PM, 18/03/2019 (3 months ago)
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5G loading
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delesquare at 03:00 AM, 19/03/2019 (3 months ago)
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Hello everybody,
 I have been a registered in one of the biggest hospitals in the US for a while now and I have seen the technology in action. For instance, you don't need to physically touch a patient before you operate the patient when you are using a DaVinci Procedure. I don't think the claim is impossible with technological advancement if there is a robot with the patient and other medical personnel is with the patient to intervene if need be. You can learn more about Davinci here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Vinci_Surgical_System.
Thank you.
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