“RoboDoc” Using Fiber Optics to Save Lives - The Bandwidth Effect Pt. 3

What are the broad implications?

Listen to, and watch Dr. David Samadi, the head of robotic surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, in this video talk about the marriage of technology and medicine and you'll be amazed.

As the good doctor shares, great strides are taking place to save lives and help patients recover from surgery considerably faster than before.

In this third in a series of videos known as the Bandwidth Effect, we explore the endless possibilities of fiber technology and learn how robotic technology is changing the world of medicine.

Dr. Samadi, or "RoboDoc" as he's often called, benefits from fiber optics that help transport the data of human muscle movement, and provide the link between man and machine.

With the high capacity, reliability and speed attributes of fiber optic networks, Dr. Samadi can help patients plagued with cancer and other ailments through the use of robotic technology.

In the video, RoboDoc talks about being able to go after cancerous tissue with pinpoint accuracy during surgery in ways only robotic surgery allows. Nothing moves video better than fiber optics, and as Dr. Samadi says, "visualization is everything in robotic surgery."

What's the broad implication?

All of this means that the same fiber optic technology that enables consumers to efficiently telecommute, compete in multi-player online games and stream their favorite video content also helps surgeons save lives and quickly restore people back to better health.

Even if you get queasy like me when watching medical shows, this video won't gross you out. On the contrary, it will in uplifting fashion show you the power of fiber optics, and demonstrate the importance of the technology we use to offer our flagship Fios services. With fiber optic technology, the degree of innovation and amount of possibilities that can save lives and help people be more efficient and have fun proves limitless.