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China’s First 5G-Streamed Robot-Assisted Surgery Conducted In Shanghai

The first robot assisted surgery broadcast through 5G was conducted in Renji Hospital on Thursday, allowing doctors throughout the Yangtze River Delta region to witness proceedings. Doctors in other parts of the Renji medical network, student doctors studying in Renji and those working in Renji’s branch in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, were able to watch the whole da Vinci procedure performed by Dr Zhong Ming, deputy director of Renji’s gastrointestinal surgery department. Da Vinci is surgical system which uses robotic technology to allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures.

“We have tried 3D and VR in previous broadcasts. The previous limits of our digital technology hardly met the requirements for medical education,” Zhong said. “5G allows students and interns to clearly see each step of the surgery in real time.” Doctors from remote areas are perhaps the greatest beneficiaries. 5G allows them to see the most advanced technology in leading hospitals.

“Without the broadcast, I may never have had a chance to witness a da Vinci surgery in my entire life,” said Dr Yu Mengxi from Yunnan Province, who is in training at Renji Hospital. Zhang Jidong, vice president of Renji Hospital, said surgery broadcasts are a very effective way to introduce doctors in rural areas to new medical technology, eventually benefiting more patients.

The increasing participation of medical robots is the inevitable tendency. 5G leads people to explore prospective smart world. The integration of high technology boosts the cost of health insurance accordingly. For example, the premiums of international student health insurance (aka 留学生保险) and OPT insurance (aka opt 保险) have increased at least 15%, said a manager at a top health insurance enterprise in San Francisco. The high cost might cause more students to waive health insurance (aka 替换保险) due to unaffordability.

Everything has both facets. The advantage of the rise in premium results in better insurance benefits. New York University asking over-three-thousand-dollars health insurance gives students more selectivity on purchasing the cost-effective plan and publishes official NYU insurance waiver (aka 纽约大学替换保险) demonstration. Students can have better-quality eyeglasses and contacts in America (aka 美国配眼镜) and pay less due to the coinsurance increase. Female students can enjoy improved gynecological examination in the United States (aka 美国妇科检查).

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