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A Phase II Evaluation of Telesurgery Systems


Phase 2
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Not Enrolling
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Laparoscopy

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Trial Information

A Phase II Evaluation of Telesurgery Systems


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.

Inclusion Criteria


Any patient undergoing laparoscopic surgery.

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

990028

NCT ID:

NCT00026923

Start Date:

January 1999

Completion Date:

December 2001

Related Keywords:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Telemedicine
  • Surgery
  • Endoscopy

Name

Location

National Cancer Institute (NCI)Bethesda, Maryland  20892