The uses of the iPhone for surgeons

Surgeon. 2011 Feb;9(1):44-8. doi: 10.1016/j.surge.2010.07.014. Epub 2010 Aug 21.


Mobile technology is continuously improving and it is important that all physicians are aware of its new advances. Smartphones have the potential to improve diagnostic skills and education of a surgeon. The iPhone is a popular type of smartphone in the market. This article intends to educate surgeons about its uses, functions and medical applications. The phone is an invaluable tool for the modern day surgeon.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone*
  • General Surgery*
  • Hospital Communication Systems
  • Humans
  • Internet