Published online Mar 12, 2021. doi: 10.37126/aige.v2.i1.1
Peer-review started: January 23, 2021
First decision: February 28, 2021
Revised: March 10, 2021
Accepted: March 12, 2021
Article in press: March 12, 2021
Published online: March 12, 2021
Core Tip: Very few research studies have been conducted to prove efficacy and feasibility of 5G in surgery so far, with most of these studies being case studies. All of them reported a stable 5G network proving 5G to be feasible for surgery. However, detailed information about the data rate and latency are missing. More research efforts are demanded to explore questions like the combination with new technologies, e.g., Virtual Reality, political regulations, or cyber-security if 5G becomes the backbone of next-generation surgery.