The TESUS Project


Telesurgery, another concept for minimal invasive surgery, represents a revolution in the way modern surgery is undertaken, taught and trained.

Telesurgery allows, through a technique involving a camera and specific instruments disposed between patient and surgeon, a reduction of access trauma, a lowering of the risks to the patient, a decrease of the length of hospital stay and of recovery, as well as the introduction of whole new diagnostical and therapeutical tools. Health politics in several countries have defined this approach as being a positive evolution in the reduction of health costs.

The TESUS 1 project aims at using the technique inherent video for teaching and training purposes, as well as for co-operation between renowned surgical teams in defining "golden standards" for the technique. Expertise gained by these teams in management of video as fundamental training tool in laparoscopic surgery and essential element of surgical data base for European surgeons will be a tremendous asset in maintaining European excellence in practice of this speciality, by the way originated in Europe.