One of the questions we have been studying and trying to better understand is the relationship between surgical skill and patient outcomes. The rough rule of thumb has always been to ask a surgeon how many of these procedures he or she has done. The logic is that the more surgeries they have performed the…

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In May, Mimic joined top urologists from around the world in attending the AUA Annual Meeting in Boston. Among the rich content and papers presented, here are 3 especially interesting robotic surgery training and simulation takeaways from papers presented at AUA 2017: 1. Trainees take between 15% and 120% longer than expert surgeons when carrying…

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Top urologists from around the world are expected to attend the 112th AUA Annual Meeting in Boston, May 13 – 15, 2017. The anticipated event features more educational offerings and innovative programming than ever before, and is the perfect place for Mimic Technologies to further showcase the world’s first portable robotic surgery simulator. Earlier this…

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Attendees at this year’s Annual EAU Congress are invited to demo the newest surgery simulator created by Mimic Technologies. The new, portable system includes the same top training programs you’ll find on the full size dV-Trainer, such as Maestro AR with Prostatectomy Si and Prostatectomy Xi – yet the new FlexVR™ surgery simulator is more…

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In a world where robotic surgery is becoming more prevalent, Mimic is introducing the first simulator designed with mobility, flexibly, and storability in mind. Ideal for training centers and robotic surgeons looking for a more personal training experience, the new FlexVR™ will be on display at this year’s SAGES, March 22-24, in Houston, Texas. The…

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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…

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The following is a transcript from Mimic’s Art Director Gordon Nealy who spoke about Mimic’s approach to training, instruction and education during the recent Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Conference. In his speech, Nealy explains how Mimic has created new training, instruction, and educational approaches to robotic surgery simulation and how surgeons and patients are benefiting.…

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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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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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 The following blog post is a transcript of a speech Jeff Berkley, PhD (CEO, Chairman & Founder, Mimic Technologies) gave during this year’s American Urological Association Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  “I want to start by making a case for the need for better training.  Some of you may be familiar with this report, it’s called…

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