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On the path to proficiency based robotic surgery training

by John Lenihan Jr., MD, FACOG Surgeons across the globe have been trained to perform surgical procedures by the Halstead Method of “See One, Do ...
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First of Its Kind, Portable Robotic Surgery Training System Debuts at EAU 2017

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…

SAGES Attendees Invited for a First Look at a Revolutionary New Portable Training System for Robotic Surgery

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…

3 Ways Team Training Can Improve Your Robotics Program

In a recent blog about components of a successful robotic surgery simulation program, team Training was listed as one of the important factors. ‘The study, Teaching Surgical Skills – Changes in the Wind, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Richard Reznick, et al., stated, “Virtual reality has the potential to enhance surgical-team training…

The Importance of Proficiency in Robotic Surgery and the Training Implications

Over the past few months we have talked frequently about the importance of acquiring proficiency in robotic surgery. Although this may have been evident to many, the term proficient has been based on the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition. This model, developed in the 1980’s, focuses on how students acquire skills through formal instruction and…

The Impact of Residents (and Training) on Patients

Like any new technology, a lot of focus has been placed on ensuring that new users of robotic surgery are adequately trained. Simulation has had a large part to play with this. As the technology has become more mainstream, training requirements have moved from not only training existing surgeons but to ensuring that residents and…

The 7 Components of a Successful Robotic Simulation Training Program

Founded in 2001, Mimic Technologies has been providing robotic surgery simulation training for 15 years. Over the years, Mimic has been involved with one of the most successful surgical simulation launches of all time, with over 2,000 simulators using MSim software worldwide. We estimate that over 30,000 surgeons / residents use this simulation install base…

Better Teamwork Leads to Better Outcomes in the OR

Surgery has often been referred to as a team sport. The role of the surgeon is undoubtedly critical but so is the role of the entire team in ensuring patient safety and positive outcomes. This is especially true in robotic surgery where the main surgeon is no longer at the patient’s side but is seated…

Predictive Validity of Simulation Training for Robotic Surgery and Other Modalities

The big question that many doctors and hospitals continually ask themselves, “will this time I spend on a simulator actually end up having an impact on my patients?”, plays a big part in how training is structured. In terms of validation, correlating time spent on a simulator to improving patient outcomes is referred to as…