Telecommuting is a dream for many workers. Working from home is a possibility for those in a number of professions from writing to advertising and many more but, for some fields, like surgery, this dream can never be a reality. Or can it? Modern technological advancements, like robotic surgery, mean that in the very near future, not only could surgeons work from a remote location outside the operating theatre, but they could also potentially operate on patients from anywhere in the world.
The Impact of Robotic Surgery on Nigerian Healthcare
Robotic surgery is currently more precise the nearer the surgeon is to their patient, but technology is advancing daily in this ground breaking new field of medicine, meaning that very soon remote surgery will be a viable option for even the most exacting of procedures. This will allow the best surgeons in any specialty to operate on a patient from wherever they are. At present, if the most experienced and recommended brain surgeon lives in London or New York, a costly trip to the UK or the US is necessary for any operation, putting life-saving surgeries out of the reach of anyone but the wealthiest Nigerians.
Imagine now that surgery can be performed remotely, taking the costly overseas trip out of the equation. Currently, robotic surgeries are most frequently used to allow surgeons to perform complex and detailed operations in a less invasive manner. Open-heart surgery typically involves several centimetre long incisions into the chest, allowing the surgeon ample room to work, but robotic tools are much smaller, requiring only a few well-placed cuts, making the same surgery significantly less invasive and traumatic.
The Nigerian Healthcare Revolution
You may think that healthcare in Nigeria is not advanced enough to have access to such high technology, but equipment such as MRI, CT and Ultrasound scanners, along with many more, are all currently available and working to save lives in Nigerian hospitals today. These machines create precise images of the desired section of the body, allowing for exact diagnoses to be made. This makes various treatments infinitely more accessible to all Nigerians, as well as allowing experts from around the world to consult on complex cases.
The latest technologies are being installed and maintained to the highest standards in Nigerian hospitals by companies like Deux Projects Limited, under the management of Dr. Tunji Olowolafe has used his extensive experience and training to guide Deux Projects in bringing the most advanced medical equipment to Nigerian hospitals where it saves lives with daily diagnoses and treatments.
Healthcare in Nigeria has been revolutionised by this modern equipment. Deux Projects Limited not only brings the most modern medical equipment to Nigeria, but they also provide the knowledge and expertise to help with Nigeria’s power crisis, building electrical infrastructure to meet the ever-growing demand for power, and decreasing power outages which limit hospitals’ access to life-saving equipment.
Thanks to companies like Deux Project Limited and its CEO, Nigeria is better placed to meet the demands of the future, today.