Two screens, one in the operating room and one in a remote location, transmit video of the proceedings back and forth.
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BEIRUT: Hospitals in Lebanon have long been on the forefront of medical expertise, but over the last few years the country's doctors have been leading a new medical revolution: remote surgical technology. The ability to conduct and advise surgical procedures over distance is "the next frontier" of medicine Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta of the American University of Beirut Medical Center's Department of Surgery told The Daily Star.According to Abu Sitta, the concept of the technology is relatively straightforward.Both pieces of technology have seen two primary uses.Abu Sitta has had first-hand experience with remote technology, having guided several surgeons in Gaza through complex operations from his base in Beirut. Abu Sitta agreed, explaining that if medical students have access to technology like Proximie then they can watch and participate more effectively in surgical demonstrations.Both Haram and Abu Sitta think of Proximie as a unique asset for Lebanon. However, the ability to quickly adapt to new technology is allowing countries like Lebanon to race ahead in this pioneering field and in medicine generally.
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