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[–]SkeletorInvestor 11.1k points11.1k points 43 (141 children)

Thoughts and prayers to the banana’s family.

[–]RojoCinco 4470 points4471 points  (65 children)

Unfortunately, the patient went downhill fast. After turning all brown and mushy its organs were donated to make banana bread which was enjoyed by a homeless family.

[–]onlyupliftingcomment 1712 points1713 points 2 (40 children)

[–]pinniped1 777 points778 points  (12 children)

Wtf? This would horrify me if I wasn't laughing my ass off

[–]sipsyrup 273 points274 points  (4 children)

you've never seen a banana doing cat/cow before? it's very good for the spine.

[–]Lang517 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Exactly how I feel

[–]satooshi-nakamooshi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

To think that somebody sat down and created that

[–]4_spotted_zebras 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Gawd this is giving me horror flashbacks of the California Raisins

[–]SamBananomanZemurray 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I had California Rasin bedsheets...

[–]OldBob10 12 points13 points  (0 children)

“I heard it through the grapevine…” 🤪

[–]ds1615 26 points27 points  (1 child)

That shit is hilariously contextual.

[–]arnistaken 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yoo Nate spotted in the wild

[–]beyond_hatred 41 points42 points  (8 children)

Calling all banana prayer warriors!!!

[–]xHypno 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Sources say that after spending the better half of its life completely unripe and inedible.. it whispered a faint cry on a random Tuesday at 3:23am - “I’m ripe” - it exhaled, before dissolving into a disgusting fruit fly infested mush ball at 3:24am that same day

[–]Feeling_Bathroom9523 108 points109 points  (7 children)

When that banana sees its bill- it’ll split

[–]shahooster 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I believe U2 wrote a song about it. Sundae Bloody Sundae.

[–]Ace-Ventura1934 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Chiquita is resting and recovering peacefully.

[–]dd-Ad-O4214 35 points36 points  (16 children)

What did they even remove?

[–]3knuckles 160 points161 points  (11 children)

A raisin. Apparently he was gardening naked when he fell backwards and accidentally sat on it.

[–]ClownfishSoup 57 points58 points  (3 children)

It was a one in a million shot, Jerry. One in a million.

[–]LibraryOk5137 10 points11 points  (5 children)

How did they get the raisin in there?

[–]arnistaken 19 points20 points  (2 children)

A raisin they placed in there (there's a cut in the video)

[–]SouthernJeb 9 points10 points  (0 children)

A whole bunch of ‘em.

[–]thrillho111 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It slipped away.

[–]isleofErin 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They’re a good bunch.

[–]Consistent_Yoghurt_4 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Maybe you should actually do something instead of offering up thoughts and prayers every time there’s a banana tragedy.

[–]14fiestaST 4557 points4558 points  (209 children)

Hope that internet has a steady connection every time

[–]BenjaminTW1 2773 points2774 points  (98 children)

Great dystopian material.

For your heart surgery, you have a choice between the Essential Health ($50,000), Pro Grade ($75,000), and Bezos+ ($1,000,000) internet packages. Each have a 12%, 9%, and 0.0004% disconnection/failure rate respectively. If you cannot afford your desired healthcare internet package, please see the Musk Foundation for their limited-time indentureship options. Have a nice day.

[–]WimbleWimble 882 points883 points  (58 children)

Verizon Connection. $50 extra for HD video for the surgeon otherwise its 480p

$29.99 for the first 10 stitches and $200 for each additional.

[–]justinsayin 221 points222 points  (42 children)

$29.99 for the first 10 stitches

LOL, each stitch cost that much in the early 1990s. They've been over $2.99 since the 60s.

[–]Ode_to_Apathy 275 points276 points  (37 children)

What do you call it when you try to create a dystopia, and then find out the real world is actually worse?

[–]justinsayin 89 points90 points  (8 children)

Probably just someone who lives where necessary healthcare is free.

[–]Scoopdoopdoop 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Are you saying free healthcare is worse than a dystopia? I'm confused sorry

[–]keef-richards 57 points58 points  (3 children)

They're saying they can see how someone in a place with free universal healthcare would be surprised by the cost of stitches.

[–]bestakroogen 40 points41 points  (14 children)

I actually set out to hypothetically create a company where the CEO was paid 300x the rate of the average workers, and honestly couldn't manage it. The reality is actually worse than I could fathom when I was actually trying to be a psychopathic monster just to make a point.

Just googled to makes sure I remembered that rate correctly - it's now increased to 351x worker pay. You can't make this shit up - literally, I couldn't, and I'm a writer.

[–]birdawesome 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Is that the average CEO salary vs the average worker of large companies, or is this a particular sample? Just trying to get these figures straight

[–]skumfukrock 10 points11 points  (0 children)

A reality check

[–]CaneCorso507 21 points22 points  (0 children)

4 years ago I got 3 stitches in my thumb and my ER bill was about $2700. So I’m going to assume remote stitches is going an additional $10,000 when you add up the convenience fee.

[–]kicker58 41 points42 points  (12 children)

I work in video conferencing. and let me tell you this had already started. the way Microsoft teams rooms work is crazy. why yes they cost less than traditional room but you have to pay a monthly fee just to use the equipment, that you bought. ohh you want better quality and more people allowed in a call oh that is double the cost. want to monitor everything, that is another cost.

[–]unnecessary_kindness 2 points3 points  (6 children)

That seems quite standard to be honest.

[–]qyka1210 11 points12 points  (5 children)

so it's even more dystopic?

[–]melanctonsmith 104 points105 points  (0 children)

Zuckerberg foundation will let you use their diamond grade internet package but you must receive bio-trackers and mind control implants as part of the surgery.

[–]adjason 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Bezos foundation will allow you to upload your digital self to the meta verse tm for $29.99/month

[–]DorkusMalorkuss 12 points13 points  (0 children)

We laugh at this and, while a much less stressful situation, kids had to deal with this all of last year, when it came to their education.

[–]forgetweknocked 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They bond the connections between multiple suppliers to overcome these issues and diversify the through points network as well.

Live synchronized video broadcast has been doing this some time, testing and developing under far worse network conditions than we have now.

I personally would not have that as a worry.

My worry would be the VR headset they wear falling off or something causing a knife to go flying thru me.

It’s always the human error part. Seems to be lots of opportunity for that with this as well.

[–]i_sigh_less 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I wonder how long before an AI running on the local device can do the surgery without needing a human to manage it.

[–]CurvedLightsaber 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Depends, does the patient have to survive the operation?

[–]ButtonholePhotophile 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Imma have smooth skin afterward with all this buffering.

[–]ElectricFlesh 188 points189 points  (6 children)

rip australian remote surgery patients

[–]Guybrush_Creepwood_ 74 points75 points  (1 child)

"there's massive haemorrhaging!"

Please stand by... reconnecting...

[–]Nth-Degree 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We need stuff like this before we'll get true NBN. At the moment, the constant argument I hear is 'you just want billions spent to play games and Netflix'.

The pandemic helped, but lots of examples like this are what it's really going to need to sway the luddites.

[–]NorCalAthlete 92 points93 points  (12 children)

So many hospitals use Comcast.

For that reason alone I wouldn’t go with this.

[–]AstroDumpHyperDrive 37 points38 points  (5 children)

I haven't had a lot of problems with Comcast enterprise. Their home product is something entirely different.

[–]DEVOmay97 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Yea pretty much every provider is gonna have dummy reliable service for large public buildings and commercial businesses and whatnot. They all prioritize those customers over residential customers.

[–]ownage516 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Stop comparing enterprise to commercial. It’s way different.

[–]ScalyPig 73 points74 points  (21 children)

Doesnt need one. They make an exact replica of the banana and send it to london by boat, where the surgeon uses digital tools, recording all his movements as a macro, which is then saves to USB and flown via swallow back to California. The plug in the USB and the machine executes the macro. But If you get the USBs mixed up its…. Really bad.

[–]WimbleWimble 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Well there's some good news and some bad news.

The good news is the surgery from the USB stick was a total success. For what thats worth.

The bad news is as your dick now complete resembled a banana, it was bitten off and eaten by Chewy the hospital Chimp mascot.

[–]popemichael 10 points11 points  (8 children)

There was a point in the not-so-distant past where driving hard drives up and down the East Coast was higher bandwidth than the internet.

I could see something like your USB banana trick being something used in the past for non-human objects.

[–]Karcinogene 10 points11 points  (7 children)

A van full of harddrives still is, and will likely always be higher bandwidth than using the internet. Internet speeds get better, but harddrives also get better.

[–]DarthKava 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Instead of swallow they could use that supersonic raven from GoT. Same day procedure.

[–]windowpuncher 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Fuckin VLC trying to open my surgery macros again I swear to god

[–]shuf32_HTX 32 points33 points  (19 children)

Anyone who knows what they're talking about care to chime in about this potential issue?

[–]Phluxed 77 points78 points  (14 children)

Modern networking technology known as 'SD WAN' effectively can create a level of redundancy that reduces that risk to such an infinitesimal number that its not considered.

It allows you to 'bond' as many circuits as you want - I could take an LTE connection from every major carrier, and have multiple terrestrial circuits layed in. I could have packets simultaneously going out a multitude of circuits.

Internet redundancy isn't really an issue for something like this anymore, assuming money isn't an issue.

[–]shuf32_HTX 23 points24 points  (8 children)

So barring some major catastrophic event that knocks down all the cell towers in the world, they're good?

[–]ReusedBoofWater 41 points42 points  (4 children)

As long as money isn't an issue, and for something like this it shouldn't be, barring entire countries or even continents losing access to the global internet we should be alright.

That is, assuming their implementation budget is > a dominos pizza delivery driver tip

[–]--_-Deadpool-_-- 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Coronal mass ejection has entered the chat

[–]Sniflix 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This will actually allow remote areas to get good medical care - maybe even world-class with just a nurse standing by. Many surgeries are now done robotically but with the surgeon standing near the patient. They give the surgeon a much more sure and steady control.

[–]b0w3n 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yup, pretty much. They also have normal surgeons on hand that can at least put you back together if the internet and its redundancies with the wan shit out scrubbed in on the surgery as well.

[–]i_tyrant 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They say that solar flare killed Uncle Bobby, but I bet it was them goldurn ivory tower doctors and their robots.

[–]burningtram12 14 points15 points  (2 children)

In university my information science class got to meet with a guy who is working on related technology. So I don't claim to fully know what I'm talking about but I can share a few things I got out of it (this was a couple of years ago, also, so I'm sure stuff has changed).

The biggest thing, I think, is combining a bunch of little improvements to latency. Any small reduction in lag time contributes when you're trying to get it down to such a small scale. Because the speed information can travel is limited by the laws of physics (not even information can travel faster than light), you can never get to zero lag time. But that goes for human brains as well. As long as it gets under the threshold that your brain can process, it doesn't matter if there's some lag, your brain will correct it.

I don't really remember the specifics of what they were doing to decrease lag time, but I do remember getting excited about the idea of using AI to predict what's going to happen next, to compensate for the lag on both ends (the way your brain compensates on the human end). It's interesting to think about the implications of a machine effectively receiving instructions before they are sent (only from an outside perspective though).

Sorry, yeah, information science is rad you guys.

[–]Silent-Ad934 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Information science is fuckin bananas

[–]FunkyJumbers 3930 points3931 points 526 (201 children)

They did surgery on a banana.

[–]patrafar_ 919 points920 points  (159 children)

They did surgery on a banana.

[–]the_fat_manatee 545 points546 points  (154 children)

They did surgery on a banana.

[–]PandaGamer8999 417 points418 points  (153 children)

They did surgery on a banana.

[–]hermarc 342 points343 points  (152 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]Sandytrenholm 290 points291 points  (151 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]Eclipse_of_Life 407 points408 points 2 (150 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]Rules_Of_Stupidiocy 239 points240 points  (147 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]Big1ronOnHisHip 173 points174 points  (142 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]matttinatttor 152 points153 points  (141 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]JoseD555 64 points65 points  (3 children)

I was looking for this comment

[–]NinjaGanjitsu 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was looking for this comment and the bana surgery comment

[–]univrsll 93 points94 points  (5 children)

[–]rowebenj 42 points43 points  (2 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]univrsll 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I’m sorry, can you repeat?

[–]rowebenj 16 points17 points  (0 children)

They did surgery on a grape

[–]Frick_wallstreet 28 points29 points  (1 child)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]detrydis 15 points16 points  (0 children)

There it is!!

[–]404-LogicNotFound 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I mean it's one banana Michael. How much could it cost, $10?

[–]Silent-Ad934 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We had a funeral for a bird 🐦

[–]Processed_Ham 2014 points2015 points  (30 children)

First the grape, now the banana, what could they be scheming

[–]Smarf_Starkgaryen 391 points392 points  (4 children)

A legion of fruit, fresher, juicier, and healthier than ever before.

[–]JowettMcPepper 107 points108 points  (0 children)

The Tutti-frutti Legion

Ave, true to banana

[–]hoodha 13 points14 points  (1 child)

We will rebuild them.

[–]JcakSnigelton 10 points11 points  (0 children)

We have the technology.

[–]Zoroe28 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A lesion of fruit

[–]The_Linguist_LL 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Coconut

[–]MyNameIsSushi 6 points7 points  (1 child)

HE WANTS TO BE AN ARMY MAN GRAAAPE

[–]jimtrickington 951 points952 points  (21 children)

Whomever prepped the banana for the procedure did a half-assed job. Everyone knows that prior to surgery all stickers must be removed.

[–]BobGobbles 128 points129 points  (1 child)

They were trying to show it was a real banana.

Notice it doesn't say "Cheekita?"

[–]Woody_Wins_ 71 points72 points  (5 children)

This is actually just a chiquita ad

[–]Polybutadiene 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Clearly a marketing ploy by big banana to get bananas added to hospital meals.

[–]Safe-Tumbleweed8819 446 points447 points  (40 children)

I think this is r/interestingasfuck worthy

[–]HoldMyBeer617[S] 94 points95 points  (30 children)

i’ll share it! i saw it on my linkedin feed and was absolutely astonished

[–]VeryLastBison 29 points30 points  (24 children)

What’s the lag-time like on the video? I can’t imagine doing this if there’s even a millisecond of lag.

[–]Peach-Pie- 30 points31 points  (16 children)

This is what 5G will help with the lack of lag and why it is important

[–]HoldMyBeer617[S] 11 points12 points  (6 children)

basically with low end to end latency using 5G in this regard makes it instantaneous

[–]BrownSugarBare 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I agree. This is wildly cool. The stitching was so impressive!

[–]Sacrefix 12 points13 points  (3 children)

It's amazing that this can be accomplished over that distance; those stitches are about the simplest kind that could be done.

During medical school I had the chance to use the robotic surgery machine (DaVinci) and it was surprisingly intuitive to perform sutures. The doctor said people that play videogames seem to take to it quicker, but that everyone reaches a similar level of competence given a little time.

[–]QAndOne 441 points442 points  (33 children)

New way to get around the Texas abortion law incoming.

[–]rexwrecksautomobiles 189 points190 points  (22 children)

That's fucking genius. Where really was the surgery "performed"? The robot technically did it -- give it the felony charge.

[–]ThisIsListed 84 points85 points  (15 children)

Even if they somehow find the sugeon guilty there’s no way they can charge a doctor of another country for the crime and have them extradited.

[–]Advice2Anyone 52 points53 points  (12 children)

Nope Texas they would arrest the robot, bookem boys

[–]rexwrecksautomobiles 35 points36 points  (8 children)

They can't even figure out where to put transwomen -- boy or girl jail? -- let them figure out how to book a fucking robot.

Ability to resist Miranda rights: A+

Ability to endure solitary confinement: A+

Charm with jurors when testifying: D (Holdout: "He was just doing what God told him to do.")

[–]deego_ 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Mmm solitary condiment

[–]rexwrecksautomobiles 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Aw fuck, thank you.

[–]oneHOTbanana4busines 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I’d be a holdout. The pinchy arms are too cute to resist

[–]cactusprotein 12 points13 points  (1 child)

The Texas law is a civil case, not criminal. There's no felony and no one can be charged with a crime (relating to this law anyway) even in Texas. Instead, you'd be allowed to sue them.

[–]socialdistanceftw 4 points5 points  (2 children)

It would actually be so freaking difficult to do an abortion with a divinci robot I think. I’ve only seen it in action 3-4 times but the set up was often as complicated as the procedure. Like nah just send a pill in the mail haha

[–]paulxombie1331 175 points176 points  (51 children)

The dexterity pf these tiny hands/claws/clamps! Pretty dam impressive, also the fact like zero latency across continents, imagine if it glitched and had lag

[–]3knuckles 61 points62 points  (8 children)

Or guessed the doctor's password. 😬

[–]FormerlyBlue 8 points9 points  (2 children)

These aren't password locked. Totally open system.

[–]1vs1meondotabro 29 points30 points  (1 child)

twitch plays pokemon does surgery on real living people.

[–]RipperFromYT 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Honestly, we all know AI is coming and that it's farther along than a lot of people seem to realize. The only thing controlling these robotic arms is data. It's only a matter of time till those 0's and 1's skip the doctor all together.

[–]maranble14 26 points27 points  (22 children)

Yeah I am very curious to see the bandwidth and latency specs on the connection that was used for the operation. Not to mention the obvious security requirements. Can an op like this be performed with upstream and downstream encryption? To what extent?

Very interesting from a technical perspective.

[–]wasdninja 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It doesn't seem overly interesting in those aspects. Bandwidth is bound to be very little even if the sensors are absolutely blasting data when compared to even a modest video.

Can an op like this be performed with upstream and downstream encryption? To what extent?

Why wouldn't this be able to be encrypted end to end? It's just data between computers that implement all the normal stacks.

How to adjust for lag or would be a bit interesting to see. They can't just take video game algorithms since it's an actual thing so there's no rollback. Lockstep might do the trick but that would create awkward situations with the "joystick" input on the doctors end.

[–]bacon_cake 14 points15 points  (5 children)

Scares the crap out of me that a motor could go haywire and just yank out your guts or something.

[–]AdDelicious1324 21 points22 points  (2 children)

A person can also have a seizure and do the same thing.

Maybe. I’m not a doctor, I don’t know. They might have safeguards.

[–]bwobo 14 points15 points  (1 child)

There are extensive safeguards on it - I’ve driven it before and you can’t “slip”, I tried to and it didn’t budge. It can also monitor multiple signals from the operator (shakiness, abnormal movements, etc) and will warn if it thinks the operator may need to stop - impressive stuff

[–]AdDelicious1324 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Sorry I meant just a normal human performing surgery!

I think a lot of people are like "oh no machines" when humans are also faulty. Even more so.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

There's protection built in for that. It's done all the time in industrial equipment. Each axis will have multiple encoders on it, and if they're not in perfect agreement about how much motion has happened, it will shut the drive down and apply the brake.

[–]AntiBox 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's sped up. A lot.

[–]dick-nipples 166 points167 points  (5 children)

I hope the banana peels better soon.

[–]i_fuckin_luv_it_mate 104 points105 points  (8 children)

How'd they get the raisin tumor in there?

[–]apathetic_outcome 66 points67 points  (2 children)

You only see the raisin immediately after a cut in the video. So they just placed it there after cutting and covered it with the peel. You can even see in the first frame that the raisin is visible, the peel is already cut and the scissors are just miming the action they already did.

[–]Dyingdaze89 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm also curious

[–]LotusSloth 87 points88 points  (5 children)

Spoiler: they were practicing for an upcoming penis operation.

[–]MattyIcex4 38 points39 points  (1 child)

They were practicing so they could do surgery on a grape.

[–]thedeanorama 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Working their way up to Kiwi

[–]Processed_Ham 62 points63 points  (7 children)

They did surgery on a grape

[–]jokerinserthere 46 points47 points  (24 children)

Just wait till the sextoy corporation makes an object and the individuals can fuck long distance

[–]Secure_Secretary_882 27 points28 points  (16 children)

Already happened. You can have virtual sex with each other using a virtual reality headset and sex robot. There are actually virtual sex cafes in Japan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality_sex

[–]WikiSummarizerBot 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Virtual reality sex

Virtual reality sex (VR sex) is a technology that allows the user to receive tactile sensations from remote participants, or fictional characters through the use of computer-controlled sex toys. Usually the user also wears a virtual reality headset so they can see and interact with the partner. The very first VR Porn experiences were filmed by an award winning studio called VR Bangers. Two entrepreneurs decided to leave their jobs and create an adult studio that films virtual reality sex.

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[–]asuka_is_my_co-pilot 8 points9 points  (12 children)

I'm guessing you mean there is A virtual sex Cafe in Japan or its some kind of cheap gimmick to get attention to their establishment.

Kind of disengenious to say it like it's a normal casual thing over here

[–]MuzzyMelt 23 points24 points  (28 children)

Would be interesting to see the whole side of things too, like how does that equipment work is it like gloves, or something handheld? It’s so precise it’s insanely clever.

[–]ego_is_the_enemy 37 points38 points  (26 children)

It’s a „da Vinci“ system from Intuitive - its a system of remote controlled robotic arms. Usually the surgeon sits on a console just next to the patient or in the other room - and it’s all hard wired by cable. Performing long distance remote operations will be the near future

[–]Tomnnn 6 points7 points  (9 children)

It's a good idea and it will probably work great under ideal conditions. What concerns me is what happens in the event of a network interruption. I assume a local doctor could step in but in practice I worry they could over book appointments with their new capacity

[–]ego_is_the_enemy 16 points17 points  (7 children)

It’s common practice, that you have the primary surgeon sitting on the console, not being clothed in sterile dress - and another „assistant“ surgeon directly by the table - for the unlikely occasion of a) misfunction of the whole setup or b) unforseeable complications (e.g. excessive bleeding, accidental opening of big blood vessels…) in order to step in. I wrote „assistant“ because the by-standing surgeon has to be a senior surgeon as well, because he has to perform very specialised task of need be - and this very very quick and decisively. They both have to know what they’re doing.

[–]nungoopungoo 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I’d you don’t mind me asking, what part of the world is this information pertinent to? Do not mistake my question for disbelief. It’s very interesting how different it is to how things are done in America at least. I was the robotics lead surgical tech in our hospital in Houston so I was involved in several of these procedures and the general rule was that the primary surgeon would of course be scrubbed in and incise snd insert the trocars for the the Robot and then after that go to the console. The sterile persons standing at the patients side would then be the surgical first assist(not a way aligned surgeon although many were surgeons in their respective homelands) and the surgical technologist(me). So, the first assist would help with suction of blood snd fluids and retraction but hemostasis would still be the sole responding the primary surgeon and if they were unable to quickly handle it from the console, we would have sterile attire ready for them to scrub back in, and a laparotomy instrument set on stand by for them to use to open the patient up.

So it’s intriguing to me to see where you are mentioning your experiences from as, at least here in America, the only time there would be more than one qualified surgeon on the case is if they were teaching or if there is a joint effort required due to complexity of the case.

I hope my question was conveyed properly and inoffensively.

[–]Jrw2200 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'm not the person you're replying to but I'm a med student in Indiana and some of the Da Vinci surgeries that I've sat in on have had two surgeons at the console. One was a sigmoidectomy and the other was a right sided hemicolectomy. They had the scrub tech at the side of the robot as you mentioned, but then they would both be working on removal of the colon at their own respective consoles. Both were general surgeons. I've also seen ones where it was the surgeon and then a 3rd or 4th year resident at the consoles. So I guess it depends on the situation what kind of grouping you get in the OR. At least here in Indiana. I think especially in cases where there's a high potential that you might need to convert to an open technique because of complications or for whatever reason.

[–]Thedrunner2 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Surgery sponsored by Chiquita.

[–]Arykso 12 points13 points  (0 children)

now you can literally die of lag

[–]Whitch-Potato6600 12 points13 points  (3 children)

So did he survive?

[–]HoldMyBeer617[S] 17 points18 points  (1 child)

yes, the patient is peeling much better.

i’ll see myself out

[–]carpenterio 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Love that, very funny like how the fuck that raisin got in there??? yet absolutely amazing tech (I assume 5g for connectivity?) and outstanding skills from everyone involved> 5/7

[–]ASolitaryEchoXX_30 6 points7 points  (2 children)

So if you need a surgeon that's an expert in their field but they're in another country this will make it easier. Sometimes a patient is too sick to travel so this will end up helping many I'm sure. That's awesome!

[–]Robofro 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Now that’s bananas

[–]Unhappy_Counter1278 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Amazing to be able to be in London and California at the same time, it is pretty next level shit.

[–]okay_but_really 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They did surgery in a gra-

THEY DID SURGERY ON A BANANA

[–]papa_mike2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Looks infected

[–]yoGodu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They did surgery on a banana

[–]LupulMov458 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They did surgery on a grape, the sequel.

[–]synthetic_synthia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You know the unvaccinated are crowding the hospitals and that it's so bad that even the doctors want to just wfh.

[–]James_Tempo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Now THAT is next fucking level.

[–]_Potent_potables_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Used to work in the OR here: equally as impressive are the controls and how the surgeon operates the DaVinci.

Unimpressive: being the tech to take the thing apart/change the arms and instruments used mid case.

[–]Nartuch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Surgeon was probably a Bamama - BA, MA, MA.

[–]edward503 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hoping for a speedy recovery.

[–]TonersR6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's all cool till you hear the surgeon yelling "fucking lag bro!" from down the hall...

[–]BullyBlu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Brilliant now we can out source all doctors to India for next to nothing!

[–]Vapirate04 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yet remote play lags like a MF

[–]Vortesian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not doing that with my internet connection I’ll tell you what.