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Robotic Surgery Simulation Takes Flight

Robotic Surgery has been around for over 15 years in most U.S. health care systems. The introduction of computer-assisted robotic surgery has enabled many surgeons ...
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Robotic Surgery Simulation Takes Flight

Robotic Surgery has been around for over 15 years in most U.S. health care systems. The introduction of computer-assisted robotic surgery has enabled many surgeons of all different specialties to perform minimally invasive procedures on more patients than ever before. But like all new technologies, there have been both good and bad outcomes. The good…

On the path to proficiency based robotic surgery training

Surgeons across the globe have been trained to perform surgical procedures by the Halstead Method of “See One, Do One, Teach One” since the early 1900’s. This process relies on didactic teaching and observation of skilled surgeons by young learners who then go on to develop and improve their skill on live patients. Despite this…

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…

Simulation meets machine learning for surgeon assessment

Having now been around and in the field of robotic surgery for over 13 years, we are convinced that robotic surgery, in the right hands, leads to better outcomes for our patients. This is driven by moving some procedures, such as prostatectomy and hysterectomy, from predominantly open procedures to minimally invasive ones. We asked many…

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…

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…

How Long Should a Trainee Practice on a Robotic Simulator?

This is probably the most frequent question asked when people are trying to understand the impact of investing in a simulator for their robotic surgical program. Of course, there is not one answer to this question as training objectives can vary significantly depending on the trainee’s discipline, level of surgical experience, and standards set by…

The Relationship Between Robotic Surgical Technical Skill in RARP and Patient Outcomes – 3 Abstracts From AUA 2017

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…