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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 ...
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Validation of a Robotic Training Curriculum and Experience from Working with the EAU

As robotic surgery has increased in popularity and adoption, so has the recognition that training for robotic surgeons is critical.  Also critical is ensuring that when these surgeons perform their first case on live patients they will have been exposed to and trained for all aspects of the system. In Europe, ERUS (the European Robotic…

The Cost Debate in Robotic Surgery and the Impact of Skills

Robotic-assisted surgery has grown over the past few years with over 600,000 procedures carried out in 2015. Increasingly, the debate over the clinical value of robotic-assisted surgery is being replaced by a focus on the cost of robotic surgery over other types of intervention.  In an infographic published in 2015, the ECRI institute estimated that…

The Rise of Robotics

By: Jamie Loveland Originally published in UPMC’s First Friday Almost a decade ago, surgeons at UPMC began looking for better ways outside of minimally invasive surgery to achieve the same results as a traditional open approach for patients. They discovered they could use robotic surgery to perform complex procedures, resulting in very good patient outcomes.…

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,…

Why Credentialing Is Vital To Robotic Surgery And How To Make It Work

Recently, training surgeons and surgical teams has been one of the focus areas in litigation for robotic surgery. Test cases have stated that the responsibility for training, credentialing, and privileging surgeons to use new technologies belongs to physicians and the hospitals where they work. (Taylor v. Intuitive Surgical, WA State 2015). Dr. John Lenihan, Medical…

Incorporating Team Training into a Proven Training Course

A Success Story from Nancy, France The University of Nancy and the STAN Institute in Nancy, France, has been offering a variety of courses on robotic surgery since 2008. Under the watchful eye of Prof Jacques Hubert, the center has developed into one of the leading centers of robotic training in Europe if not the…

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…

Does Virtual ‘Warm-up’ Improve Surgical Performance?

Researchers at University of Washington Medicine will lead a three-year multicenter study to see whether the practice leads to faster, more effective work — and fewer errors.   Below is an excerpt from the UW Health Sciences News Beat written by Michael McCarthy: The study will enroll surgeons operating with robotic surgery systems, through which…

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…