5G-assisted telementored surgery

Br J Surg. 2019 Nov;106(12):1576-1579. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11364. Epub 2019 Sep 4.


Safe and effective implementation of remote surgery and telementoring can have significant limitations. Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks could be useful in overcoming these drawbacks. As a proof of concept, the authors present technical and clinical details of two procedures assisted by telementoring using 5G that were also broadcast live. Secure remote access advice.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Intestinal Polyps / surgery
  • Laparoscopy / education*
  • Male
  • Mentoring / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Proof of Concept Study
  • Rectal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Telemedicine / methods*