Using the Rods&Cones remote assistance services, Dr. Richard Spence (Halifax, Nova Scotia) was able to receive expert guidance from Dr. H. Jaap Bonjer (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) during an adrenal gland surgery.

While Dr. Bonjer was sitting in his office in Amsterdam watching the surgery live on his computer screen, Dr. Spence was conducting the surgery 5,000km away in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.

“It felt like being scrubbed in, standing on the other side of the table of Dr. Spence and we’ve never met in person which is also interesting, but we speak the same language,” said Bonjer.

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