- Chuck Pell
- Durham, NC
- United States
Chief Science Officer, Physcient, Inc.
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What is the Future of Surgery, given that surgeons resist the costs (financial, training, proficiency) of radical changes in procedures?
Surgeons are highly proficient, well trained, seasoned adepts - so much so that complex procedures become automatic, fast, even symphonic. The same can be said of their surgical support teams. Asking these experienced professionals to change procedures greatly reduces proficiency, requires very long training times (months to get everyone back up to speed) and increases the chances for complications. How can we transform current tools (which dovetail with current training) into radically smart, agile instruments that greatly improve patient outcomes?