Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Lawrence P.A. Burgess , Tripler Army Medical Center
Tinh K. Huyn , Tripler Army Medical Center
Michael R. Holtel , Tripler Army Medical Center
Leslie J. Peters , Tripler Army Medical Center
Deborah P. Birkmire-Peters , Tripler Army Medical Center
Teleproctoring provides guidance and support to distant colleagues while performing operative techniques. We present a study to assess the reliability of teleproctored surgery and to develop standards and guidelines for future teleproctored procedures. Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed with conventional proctoring and teleproctoring in a residency program, and the results are compared. Severity of diseases are controlled for, and usability issues and clinical outcomes are compared between groups. Our preliminary results indicate equal operative times and no increase in complications.
L. P. Burgess, L. J. Peters, D. P. Birkmire-Peters, T. K. Huyn and M. R. Holtel, "Telepresence: Teleproctored Surgery," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 329.