There is nothing like experiencing a real-time, life-changing operation performed by a skilled surgeon at the top of their profession, on a real patient who is surrounded by a team of professionals each performing a critical function in the busy operating theatre.
Experiencing this live event with a running commentary from preeminent physicians and real-time interaction with the surgeon performing the procedure, whilst at the same time observing the images from theatre in full high definition, comes very close to actually being there. Endoscopic/laparoscopic views, echo images and patient monitoring information can also be transmitted during the procedure. Images from the operating theatre can be focused in on the surgeons hands to get a better view of the instrument control. All this without the risk of cross infection or imposing on the theatre staff.
There are also financial and time saving benefits too – students and surgeons from around the world can attend the event via a videoconference link.