Jacques Marescaux, telesurgery pioneer

Jacques Marescaux, telesurgery pioneer

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Caption: Jacques Marescaux (born 1948), telesurgery pioneer. Professor Marescaux performed the first long-distance telesurgery operation on 7 September 2001. The operation, on the gall bladder, was performed from New York, with the patient in Strasbourg, France. Marescaux is the President and founder of IRCAD (Institut de Recherche sur les Cancers de l'Appareil Digestif), the French research institute for digestive system cancers, and EITS, the European Institute of Telesurgery. He is also head of the Digestive and Endocrinal Surgery Department of the Hospital of Strasbourg. Photographed in 2007 at EITS.

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