Surgical abdominal wall (SAW): A novel simulator for training in ventral hernia repair

F. Jacob Seagull, Ivan George, Iman Ghaderi, Marilou Vaillancourt, Adrian Park

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Abstract

Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) is a relatively common procedure that requires advanced minimally invasive surgical skills to perform. The role for simulation is increasingly supported as an effective way to teach surgical skills and accelerate the learning curve. This article describes The University of Marylands Surgical Abdominal Wall, an inexpensive procedure-specific physical simulator for LVHR, and summarizes the authors early experiences using this model in a curriculum for surgery residents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-336
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Innovation
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • Hernia
  • Incisional
  • Laparoscopy
  • Mesh
  • Model
  • Simulation
  • Skills
  • Surgical
  • Ventral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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