How Technology Will Affect the Future of Surgery

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Everyone understands how important surgery is, and it’s something that many people rely on. The advances in surgery made during the last several decades have been fantastic and technology only continues to improve. It’s very possible that surgeries will become more efficient in the near future and that the success rates of complicated surgeries will continue to rise. Read on to learn how technology will affect the future of surgery. 

Robot-Assisted Surgeries

Robot-assisted surgeries are already happening, but they will become even more common soon enough. This new technology will simplify many surgeries and should save a lot of time. Patients can expect to have more options for robot-assisted surgeries in the near future. This is a very efficient way to get patients the surgeries that they need and it makes things much easier for surgeons as well. 

3D Bio-Printing Might Reduce Transplant Complications

Currently, people have to deal with complications when they receive organ transplants. Sometimes a patient’s body will reject an organ due to it not being a perfect match. This can be mitigated by 3D printing organs using bio-printing technology. Patients can receive an organ that is a truly perfect match and things will go smoothly. 

AR and VR Can Help to Train Surgeons

Training surgeons will be a big part of improving things moving forward. It’s going to become much easier for surgeons to practice and hone their skills thanks to AR and VR devices. Virtual reality surgery simulations can give new surgeons the practical experience that they need. It will allow people to practice surgical techniques in safe ways and it should lead to better care for patients. 

Genomic Testing and AI Will Improve Detection and Treatments

Surgeries will also improve because people will be able to detect problems sooner. Both genomic testing and AI will be able to help doctors catch certain problems much sooner than usual. This can lead to surgeons being able to fix issues before they become too problematic and many people will be able to avoid needing surgeries by recognizing issues early on. The field of medicine will change a lot due to personalized medicine becoming a possibility through genomic testing and medical AI. 

from Ali Amro | Healthcare & Medicine

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