A Demonstration of the Vitom to Provide Post Laceration Repair Follow Up Using Telemedicine Technology—A Useful Methodology for Far Forward Surgical Telementoring

  • David Boedeker Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Kartik Shenoy Temple University
  • Michael Wadman University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Todd Hall Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
  • Chad Branecki University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Ben Boedeker University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine, San Antonio
Keywords: Vitom, telemedicine, remote surgery


Surgical care must often be provided in remote areas where surgical subspecialists are not available.  Telemedicine offers a means of linking a specialist with a remote medical provider to virtually provide the highest level of expertise.  This paper describes the first known clinical usage of the Vitom exoscope to transmit images from a remote site to a specialty care provider for surgical evaluation.  The Vitom is a low cost, portable endoscopic solution for linking remote general medical providers with specialists in tertiary care centres.  This system has high potential utility for the far forward battlefield area.


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How to Cite
Boedeker, D., Shenoy, K., Wadman, M., Hall, T., Branecki, C., & Boedeker, B. (2017). A Demonstration of the Vitom to Provide Post Laceration Repair Follow Up Using Telemedicine Technology—A Useful Methodology for Far Forward Surgical Telementoring. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e13:(1-4). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/205
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017