In the near future, surgeons will use robotic operations and receive tips from artificial intelligence. This in an interview with The Wall Street Journal told the director of the Center for Advanced Surgery in San Diego, Santiago Horgen.
“Surgery is developing rapidly, and scientific progress makes it possible to carry out operations more efficiently and with the least possible surgical intervention,” he said. “Although surgical operations will probably never be fully automated, robots in the operating room will be able to provide a variety of assistance to physicians in operations “.
The publication notes that there are new technologies that allow doctors to control microchambers in the operating field with the help of eye movement. In addition, equipment is being created that allows doctors, even before the operation, to compile a GPS map of the patient’s body in order to facilitate access to the organs affected by the disease. Analyzing the course of the operation and suggesting the most correct methods to doctors will help self-learning artificial intelligence capable of processing large amounts of information.
With the advent of new equipment, the area will also undergo changes. The standard operating room in the US occupies 55.7 square meters. The Center for Development and Testing at Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina have already developed a standard operating project. All the equipment in it is placed so as to be more accessible to surgeons and at the same time leave space for movement around the operating table. The lighting of the operating room is made on the basis of LED lamps, it is less radiant, but at the same time bright and sufficient to distinguish the finest shades of colors.
The developers recommended equipping the operating mobile workstations for assistants, a wet floor like a Venetian terrazzo made of exclusively natural materials to avoid bacterial contamination. Some equipment is pre-arranged on the ceiling, so that there are as few connecting cables as possible in the operating room.