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A look inside the future of surgery

Technologies such as surgical robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and MRI scanning are already revolutionising the way surgical care is delivered.

Clinical Services Journal delves into the upcoming Future Surgery Show 2021, which will explore disruptive technologies shaping the future of surgical practice and, for the first time, host a dedicated pavilion showcasing Britain’s best surgeons in action. 

Surgery, as we know it today, did not truly begin until the late 1800s, but the reality was pretty grim – with infection common and outcomes generally poor. It was not until the 20th century that major advances made the practice safer and more effective. As early as 1906, doctors were performing fairly complex operations on patients, though with a poor understanding of anaesthesia and none of our modern-day tools. Before Novocain emerged in 1905, anaesthetics came in the form of chloroform and even cocaine. 

Fortunately, by the 1940s, blood transfusions, antibiotics and penicillin had all made surgery a lot safer, and the latter half of the century saw even more advances. In 1952, doctors performed the first successful heart surgery, forming the foundation for modern-day transplants. In 1975, the first organ surgery using minimally-invasive laparoscopic (‘keyhole’) surgery was performed and, only ten years later, the world saw its first documented robotic surgery. 

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Upcoming Events

AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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