Medtronic's video monitoring AI boosts surgical efficiency, outcomes
By Oladimeji Ewumi  |  Jun 15, 2022
Medtronic's video monitoring AI boosts surgical efficiency, outcomes
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Medtronic has always been at the forefront of medical technology, driving breakthrough innovations to transform patient care with next-generation digital solutions. Vice President and General Manager of Digital Surgery at Medtronic, George Murgatroyd, alongside consultant surgeons with the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), shared interesting reviews on Medtronic's latest innovation; the first AI-powered surgical video and analytics platform tailor-made to improve surgical workflows.

LAGOS, NIGERIA - For a long time, surgeons have been asking for the proper video monitoring tool with easy access to data and insights to improve surgical procedures while enhancing patient care and outcomes. Research indicates that a surgical video assessment can enhance a surgeon's performance.1 Still, present-day technologies to record, access, and analyze surgeries are usually exhausting, not protected, and weak at capturing insights at best. In other instances, doctors had to resort to the traditional approach of jotting down vital information.

"Blockbuster still exists in my hospital. I still have to go to the media room to get a DVD burnt of the surgery," said Dr. Sanjay Purkayastha, a consultant general surgeon specializing in bariatric, laparoscopic, and upper gastrointestinal surgery at the London General Surgery Clinic in the United Kingdom. "Once in a while, I've had to whiteboard what I want the resident doctor to do better; that's the technology I had, a pen and a paper."

To help surgeons refine how laparoscopic and robotic-assisted cases are taught and executed, Dublin-based Medtronic invented its Touch Surgery Enterprise. Surgeons can monitor performance, train junior doctors, discover new techniques, and enhance performance anytime, anywhere with this new video management surgical solution.


AI cloud-based video monitoring of pinhole, robotic surgeries

As a global leader in the medical technology space, Medtronic has always been at the forefront of exciting innovations that disrupt trends and equip physicians with the necessary tools to advance patient care across each stage of the healthcare continuum. Surgical teams can now access every step of a surgery more easily than ever, whether inside or outside the operating theater.

Features of Touch Surgery Enterprise include:

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