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Simulation & Surgical Training Fundamentals Of Robotic Surgery

Simulation & Surgical Training Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery

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Fundamentals Of Robotic Surgery

Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery
Summary of the Ongoing Project

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Using Simulators To Measure Communication Latency Effects In Robotic Telesurgery

Robotic, computer-assisted surgery was originally developed by the US Army and DARPA as a tool to enable telesurgery at a distance. The Intuitive da Vinci system now provides a robotic surgical tool in a traditional operating room, which points to the advanced surgical techniques that will define the future of surgery. Today, research continues into extending this capability to remote patients far from the surgeon’s location. This paper describes the interim results of experiments created to measure the effects of communication latency in the safe execution of robotic telesurgery.

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Contribution Of Laparoscopic Surgical Experience To The Development Of Robotic Proficiency

Surgeons were tested for the ability to perform four distinct simulated robotic surgical skills using dV-Trainer simulators (Mimic Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA) of the da Vinci surgical robot (Intuitive Surgical Inc., Sunnyvale, CA). The subjects completed a pre-test questionnaire to provide demographic and surgical experience data, which included their years of practice in both laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Each subject performed four of these skills exercises using the simulator - specifically a pegboard, camera targeting, thread the rings, and energy dissection exercises. 

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Fundamentals Of Robotic Surgery: Outcomes Measures And Curriculum Development

To standardize the curriculum and certification of robotic surgeons, a series of consensus conferences have been used to compile the outcomes measures and curriculum that should form the basis for the Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery (FRS) program. This has resulted in the definition of 25 specific outcomes measures and the creation of curriculum for teaching those via didactic lecture, psychomotor skills labs, and team training activities. These advanced surgical operating techniques have been supported and/or reviewed by the leading surgical societies involved in the use of robotic surgery. 

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