Simulation Software

Where Is the Best Place To Do Robotic Surgical Simulation & Training?

Simulation is increasingly recognized as being an important component when learning how to drive a surgical robot. However, very little discussion has been held about where the best place is to learn and does the location of the simulator make a difference in its utilization. Essentially there are three places where simulation can be used…

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Mimic’s Maestro AR Prostatectomy Training Curriculum

  The gold standard treatment option for men under 70 with early-stage, organ-confined cancer is surgical removal of the prostate using nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. Since its introduction, surgical robotics has achieved widespread acceptance for performing radical prostatectomies in both the United States and Europe, and is increasing in adoption worldwide. In the U.S., robotic-assisted radical…

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The Value of Procedural Simulation and the Maestro Approach

Growing in popularity, robotic surgery is still not without challenges. Before the benefits of robotic surgery can be fully realized, the highest level of patient safety must be ensured, while remaining cost effective and at the same time allowing new surgeons the ability to be trained and access the technology without impacting safety and cost-effectiveness.…

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What’s in a Score? (and What is the Data Telling You)

by: Christopher Simmonds Data, data, data. That is all we seem to hear about today in healthcare. One of the consequences of the Affordable Care Act has been to ensure that hospitals, physicians, surgeons and nurses are becoming obsessed with data and information to an extent like never before. Looking at information across large data pools,…

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Maestro AR Inguinal Hernia Repair module debuts at CRSA and ACS in Chicago!

New Maestro AR™ 3D augmented reality brings procedure-specific content to robotic surgery simulation training for General Surgery Mimic Technologies, Inc, announces the launch of the Maestro AR Inguinal Hernia Repair, a new augmented reality software module exclusively available on their dV-Trainer® robotic surgery simulator. Maestro AR is the first robotic surgery simulation technology that allows…

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New Maestro AR™ 3D augmented reality brings procedure-specific content to robotic surgery simulation training for Gynecology

Hysterectomy module debuts at AAGL, November 18-20, 2014 Mimic Technologies, Inc announces the launch of the Maestro AR Hysterectomy, a new augmented reality software module exclusively available on their dV-Trainer® robotic surgery simulator. Maestro AR is the first robotic surgery simulation technology that allows trainees to manipulate 3D virtual robotic instruments as a way to…

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Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease

Arnold Advincula, MD and Sarah Sherwood wrote “Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease” for the September issue of OBGYN.net. Below is an excerpt from the article. “A four-year residency is not enough,” says Mona Orady, MD, director of Robotic Surgery Education at Cleveland Clinic. “I see women after they have had unfinished, poorly performed…

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3D Artist Steve Rowse on “Designing the Original Robotic Surgery Simulator”

This year’s  Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Conference brought together 400+ visual communication experts to share tales of cutting-edge medical procedures, newly discovered molecular processes, revealing scientific mysteries, and inspirational journeys that fascinate all of us. Mimic was honored to have three of our talented team members (Steve Rowse, Gordon Nealy and Emily Shaw)…

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Procedure-Specific Simulation Training: From the OR to the Classroom

The following blog post is a transcript of a speech Andrew J. Hung, MD (Director, Surgical Simulation & Education at USC Institute of Urology) gave during this year’s American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. “Existing robotic virtual reality simulators have been focused on basic surgical skills. This has been a very appropriate entry point…

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