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Let Us All Perform Surgery!

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Posted by Lunabean on April 7, 2004 6:10 PM
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Doctors Playing Games
The Associated Press is reporting that surgeons who play video games at least three hours a week "made about 37 percent fewer mistakes in laparoscopic surgery and performed the task 27 percent faster than their counterparts who did not play video games".

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Laparoscopic surgery involves the insertion of a tiny camera and instruments into a patient, which is then controlled by "joysticks" outside of the body.

Dr. James "Butch" Rosser, who demonstrated the results of his study at Beth Israel Medical Center states, "I use the same hand-eye coordination to play video games as I use for surgery." Rosser has also developed a course called "Top Gun", where surgical trainees warm up with a video game before entering the operating room. It makes you wonder what video game it is...









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