How the Digital Revolution is Impacting the Field of Surgery

 

Elaborating upon a previous post, a brief chat with co-founder of the Touch Surgery app- Jean Nehme, takes us through the what, when, how and why story behind the creation of this novel idea.

Bridging the gap between conventional surgical training and newest surgical practices is this remarkable app that fuses technology, domain knowledge and experience in bringing together doctors from around the world. “Learning to operate in the OR is inefficient, variable and not in the best interest of the patient,” observes Jean, “Touch Surgery allows a surgeon to simulate and rehearse the steps of an operation enabling high transfer of knowledge and preparation before entering the OR.”

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Touch Surgery: How an App is Changing Surgical Practices

It isn’t uncommon nowadays to hear of doctors consulting over Skype or even guiding surgeries long distance thanks to the internet. Touch Surgery, therefore, seems to be a very natural extension of the digital knowledge sharing phenomena across the world. Specially designed by surgeons for surgeons, this app is available for both, iOS and Android platforms. Created with the intention to share best practices in the world of surgery, Touch Surgery is the largest and fastest growing community of surgeons learning and rehearsing operations with over a quarter of a million users. It has a worldwide reach with users in all of the 206 countries and territories with the United Nations. What’s more, it’s available for download for free. Currently, the app hosts more than 50 virtual surgical simulations that have been put together with the help of expert surgeons at leading international medical institutions.

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