Pilot study of surgical training using a virtual robotic surgery simulator

Ana I. Tergas, Sangini B. Sheth, Isabel C. Green, Robert L. Giuntoli, Abigail D. Winder, Amanda Nickles Nickles Fader

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Our objectives were to compare the utility of learning a suturing task on the virtual reality da Vinci Skills Simulator versus the da Vinci Surgical System dry laboratory platform and to assess user satisfaction among novice robotic surgeons. Methods: Medical trainees were enrolled prospectively; one group trained on the virtual reality simulator, and the other group trained on the da Vinci dry laboratory platform. Trainees received pretesting and post-testing on the dry laboratory platform. Participants then completed an anonymous online user experience and satisfaction survey. Results: We enrolled 20 participants. Mean pretest completion times did not significantly differ between the 2 groups. Training with either platform was associated with a similar decrease in mean time to completion (simulator platform group, 64.9 seconds [P=.04]; dry laboratory platform group, 63.9 seconds [P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-226
Number of pages8
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Computer simulation
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Minimally invasive/education
  • Robotic surgery
  • Robotics
  • Surgical education
  • Surgical procedures
  • Surgical simulator training

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  • Surgery

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Pilot study of surgical training using a virtual robotic surgery simulator. / Tergas, Ana I.; Sheth, Sangini B.; Green, Isabel C.; Giuntoli, Robert L.; Winder, Abigail D.; Nickles Fader, Amanda Nickles.

In: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Vol. 17, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 219-226.

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Tergas, Ana I. ; Sheth, Sangini B. ; Green, Isabel C. ; Giuntoli, Robert L. ; Winder, Abigail D. ; Nickles Fader, Amanda Nickles. / Pilot study of surgical training using a virtual robotic surgery simulator. In: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2013 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 219-226.
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