This lecture, titled ‘Engineering Surgery’, will provide an insight into the technological innovation that can be used to address rising global healthcare issues and the need to continue to nurture multidisciplinary research, from the view of a practising surgeon, Professor Ara Darzi. His portfolio of research spans the development of state of the art surgical robotics to low cost high impact technologies such as safety checklists and affordable simulation and research to inform robust health policy making. He will provide an overview of pioneering work in the advancement of minimally invasive surgery and, the use of allied technologies including surgical robots and image-guided surgery in use around the world today. The need for integration of haptic feedback and tracking, development of smaller and flexible instrumentation, and improved peri-operative monitoring will be discussed.
by Professor Ara Darzi – GGCS health session speaker and panellist
Professor of Surgery, Imperial College London
Image: Robotic assisted surgery – Imperial College London