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How to Maintain Robotic Surgery Skills During the COVID-19 Shutdown

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Surgeons took many years to develop the skills and judgement that makes them good and safe in the operating room. Many studies have shown that these skills can degrade during periods of prolonged inactivity. Robot surgery skills in particular seem more prone to rapid degradation than other types of surgery. Early studies by Jenison showed…

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The Growth of Robotic Surgery

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Has the growth of robotic surgery been at the expense of open surgery or laparoscopy? One of the commonly held beliefs is that robotic surgery has helped increase the overall growth of less invasive surgery and particularly moved patients from having an open approach to a less invasive approach. This was definitely the case with…

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Robotic Surgery Patient Costs

Robotic Surgery Patient Costs

Patient Out of Pocket Costs for Robotic Cancer Surgery vs Traditional Open Cancer Surgery John Lenihan Jr., MD Robotic surgery has been criticized from the very start as being “too expensive.” Most of this criticism was based on early studies that compared the direct peri-operative costs of robotic surgery to open and laparoscopic surgeries. The…

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Importance of Teams in Robotic Surgery

The disruptive technology of robotic-assisted surgery has enabled surgeons from many different specialties to now offer truly minimally invasive procedures to an increasing number of patients who previously were never candidates for this approach. However, this innovative technology has created unique issues in the operating rooms. One critical issue has been the effect that robotic…

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Titan Medical and Mimic Technologies Announce Successful Completion of Core Surgical Skills Simulation Modules

TORONTO and SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Titan Medical Inc. (“Titan” or the “Company”) (TSX:TMD) (Nasdaq:TMDI), a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of a robotic surgical system for application in single-port minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”) and Mimic Technologies Inc. (“Mimic”), a market leader in robotic simulation, announce the…

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Titan Medical and Mimic Technologies Announce Collaboration and Successful Demonstration of First Simulation Modules

TORONTO and SEATTLE, March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Titan Medical Inc. (“Titan” or the “Company”) (TSX:TMD) (OTCQB:TITXF), a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of a robotic surgical system for application in minimally invasive surgery (“MIS”), and Mimic Technologies Inc., a market leader in robotic simulation, announce the collaboration and successful demonstration of…

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Technology: The Great Gender Equalizer

“One of the most powerful equalizers in any system is technology, and as medical equipment manufacturers work to improve their positions in an increasingly competitive and outcomes-based marketplace, some are considering the specific needs of women in their product development,” writes Matthew N. Skoufalos in his cover story for MedicalDealer Technology: The Great Gender Equalizer…

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Mimic Joins Dr. Vipul Patel at the 2014 Celebration of Life Gala in Support of Prostate Cancer Research

Mimic Technologies was proud to join Dr. Vipul Patel and The International Prostate Cancer Foundation during the annual Celebration of Life Gala benefiting the International Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Florida Hospital Prostate Cancer Program. Dr. Vipul Patel’s dream of creating a prostate cancer foundation to promote research, educate men and encourage prostate screening was…

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Medical Robotics Technology Fair: First Advanced STEM Event for College and High School Students in Central Florida

A group of non-profit organizations led by the Mt. Sinai Education Committee collaborated with medical robotic companies, local universities, colleges and high schools to conduct the first advanced STEM medical robotics fair at the state-of-the-art Nicholson Center in Celebration, FL. This fair is the first of its kind to have students “operate” on synthetic LifeLike…

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All in Your Head?

No woman should have to suffer the pain of endometriosis.  At Mimic Technologies, part of our social mission is to create awareness of diseases that can be treated through robotic surgery. We commend the surgeons who are well trained in order to heal women of this devastating disease. The following is a Guest Blog Post…

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