An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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MARESCAUX, Jacques

3 entries
  • 7959

Transatlantic robot-assisted telesurgery.

Nature, 413, 379-380, 2001.

The "Lindbergh operation", a complete very long distance tele-surgical gallbladder operation carried out by a team of French surgeons located in New York on a patient in Strasbourg, France using high-spreed telecommunications and Zeus surgical robot. The operation was performed successfully on September 7, 2001 by Professor Jacques Marescaux and his team from the IRCAD (Institute for Research into Cancer of the Digestive System). This was the first time that long distance elecommunications were fast enough to make this type of procedure possible. With Michel Gagner,  Francesco Rubino, Didier Mutter, Michel Vix, Steven E. Butner, & Michelle K. Smith.

See also: Marescaux, J.; Leroy, J.; Rubino, F.; Vix, M.; Simone, M.; Mutter, D. "Transcontinental robot assisted remote telesurgery: Feasibility and potential applications," Annals of Surgery, 235 (2002) 487-92.



Subjects: COMPUTING/MATHEMATICS in Medicine & Biology, HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, & Pancreas, INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Surgical Instruments › Robotics, Telemedicine
  • 8137

Primer of robotic & telerobotic surgery. Edited by Garth H. Ballantyne, Jacques Marescaux, and Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti.

Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004.


Subjects: INSTRUMENTS & TECHNOLOGIES › Surgical Instruments › Robotics, Robotics & Telerobotics in Medicine & Surgery, Telemedicine
  • 7963

"Operation Anubis": A world first in no scar surgery. Press release April 26th 2007.

Strasbourg, France, 2007.

The operation, which took place on April 2, 2007 at the University Hospital of Strasbourg, in which Marescaux and team removed the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) of a patient through the vagina using a flexible endoscope without making an incision in the skin was believed to be the first operation operation of its kind. "Anubis was the ancient god in Egyptian mythology who presided over mummification and accompanied the dead to the hereafter. Anubis restored Osiris to life through mummification using long, flexible instruments. The project was named after this reference" (from the press release available from the Institut de Recherche contre les Cancers de l'Appraeil Digestif (IRCAD) at this link.



Subjects: COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › France, HEPATOLOGY › Diseases of the Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, & Pancreas, SURGERY: General