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A Phase II Evaluation of Telesurgery Systems

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00026923
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 15, 2001
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)

Brief Summary:
This study evaluates a system of remote supervision of laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is performed through small holes in the abdomen called ports. A camera is passed through one port for visualization. Laparoscopic surgery requires an assistant to hold the camera and help the operating surgeon view the surgical field. The assistant camera holder may be a surgeon or a robotic arm. The robotic arm is usually controlled by the operating surgeon. In this study, a robotic arm holding the camera will be used, and will be controlled by a surgeon outside the operating room.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Laparoscopy Procedure: Laparoscopic surgery Phase 2

Detailed Description:
This study evaluates a system of remote supervision of laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is performed through small holes in the abdomen called ports. A camera is passed through one port for visualization. Laparoscopic surgery requires an assistant to hold the camera and help the operating surgeon view the surgical field. The assistant camera holder may be a surgeon or a robotic arm. The robotic arm is usually controlled by the operating surgeon. In this study, a robotic arm holding the camera will be used, and will be controlled by a surgeon outside the operating room.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Evaluation of Telesurgery Systems
Study Start Date : January 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2001




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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
Any patient undergoing laparoscopic surgery.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00026923


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)