Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China Performed Remote 5G Surgery on the Human Brain

The neurosurgery team of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine successfully implemented the procedure for patients in the Songyang branch of the hospital 200 kilometers away. The first case of 5G remote neurosurgery robot-assisted intracerebral hematoma removal, marking the successful construction of the first 5G digital neurosurgery aerial operating room in China.

On the same day, Liu Fengqiang, in Second Hospital of Zhejiang University, as the main operator, used the domestic advanced surgical robot-“Rimi” stereotactic neurosurgery robot, relying on the 5G remote command center of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University, with the help of the high level of the 5G network. With the advantages of bandwidth and low latency, it remotely controls the ” operator” in the operating room of the Songyang Branch of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University in Lishui.

It is reported that through the 5G network and the Red Cloud Vision remote control system, the Songyang operating room scene and the robot software system interface are transmitted back to the 5G remote command center of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University in real time, so that doctors can always observe the dynamics of the operating room and communicate with local neurosurgeons. Real-time interaction in an environment with almost zero delay ensures safe and smooth operation.

The patient Zhang Songsheng who underwent the operation was 72 years old. He had a sudden left limb weakness and slurred speech. He was taken to the Songyang Branch of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University by a 120 ambulance. According to the patient’s head CT examination, hemorrhage in the right basal ganglia area, the amount of bleeding is about 40ml, the midline is shifted, and surgical treatment is required, but limited to the level of hospital technology, traditional surgical methods are traumatic and risky, and may cause nerve function Further damage.

As one of the Shanhai Collaborative Hospitals of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University, Songyang Branch immediately sought a more precise micro-foundation method from the Neurosurgery Department of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University.

“Through a detailed evaluation of the patient’s condition through the remote system, we determined that surgery is the only way to relieve the danger. However, Zhang Songsheng’s level of consciousness has fallen and his condition is critically ill, and long-distance transportation is impossible.” Chen Gao introduced, remotely implement intracerebral hematoma removal through a 5G robot Surgery may be the best way to save Zhang Songsheng and achieve a good prognosis.

Not long ago, the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University used digitization to empower the collaboration of mountains and seas, and put the “Rui Mi” stereotactic neurosurgery robot in the Songyang branch of the hospital, and set up 5G high-speed communication connections to create the first 5G aerial digital neurosurgery operating room in China , To explore the establishment of a “county remote surgery center” as a hub, and directly introduce high-quality medical resources into the local area through cloud and large-scale material migration, improve the accessibility of medical and health services, and build a regional cloud digital surgery center for areas with high mountains and long roads and inconvenient transportation. .

The operation on that day was successfully completed, and the patient had no obvious bleeding or other complications during the operation. Chen Gao introduced: “This operation covers two modern technologies. One is the stereotactic neurosurgery robot guidance technology. Through preoperative simulation of the operation, the technical plan is optimized, and the best surgical path is determined, so as to achieve the least damage and obtain the largest Benefits. The second is to use domestic advanced 5G communication technology to establish efficient and low-latency communication links between Hangzhou and Songyang. The two places share patient image information in real time, remotely control Songyang’s robots in Hangzhou, and guide surgery in real time. And through 5G video real-time monitoring and guidance of Songyang’s surgical progress.”

Witnessing the precise removal of intracranial hematomas from patients in the Songyang branch hospital under the blessing of 5G robots, Wang Jian’an, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Second Hospital of Zhejiang University, said: “From the first 5G remote ultrasound, the first 5G ambulance, and the first dedicated blood delivery route for drones. Normalized activation, to the establishment of the first 5G digital neurosurgery aerial operating room in China, to create a 5G life chain, and successfully carry out the first domestic 5G robot remote intracerebral hematoma removal operation. We continue to innovate digital medical methods and give full play to the national “Internet + medical” The advantage of the first mover, transcending the time and space constraints of mountains and seas, and exploring the path of the’mountain and sea’ medical improvement project with digitalization, has precisely improved the health needs of the people in the Shanhai Branch.”