HumanInsight The role of telemedicine in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Aug 1;34(4):270-274. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000790. Epub 2022 Jun 16.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Telemedicine has been available for decades but has had minimal use in the USA prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to educate readers on the benefits of telemedicine and provide insight from our experience to optimize care in this setting.
RECENT FINDINGS: The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a massive increase in use of telemedicine, offering several advantages with comparable clinical outcomes.
SUMMARY: This review summarizes the recent vast expansion of telemedicine, describes the benefits specific to minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and offers practical suggestions for maintaining a successful practice that incorporates both in-person and virtual experiences for patients, anticipating continued use of telemedicine beyond the end of the current public health emergency.
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