Cleveland, OH, USA: Simbionix USA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of medical education and simulation training produts for medical professionsals and the healthcare industry, is proud to introduce three new products for women’s health professionals, including PELVIC Mentor™, Hysterectomy module for the LAP Mentor™ and the new Simposia online platform for the OB/GYN community. All products will be demonstrated at Simbionix booth #1103 at the AAGL 40th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Hollywood, FL, November 6-10, 2011.
The revolutionary industry first PELVIC Mentor combines a mannequin with a computerized 3D virtual system, intended to prepare gynecologists and urogynecologists for pelvic procedures. This unique system enables the trainee to obtain a real-time indication of the finger palpation or device manipulation on virtual anatomical structures, a crucial skill for every pelvic procedure, and pelvic reconstructive surgery in particular. The comined system design, which includes the mannequin’s anatomical structure, finger sensation and virtual model, provide the most effective training tool to date.
While studies show that laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with lower morbidity and a less intense stress response, the advanced procedure requires extra training and considerable skill and experience on the part of the surgeon. To advance clinical performance, Simbionix has developed another industry first, the Hysterectomy VR training module, intended for practicing OB/GYN surgeons as well as residents / fellows. The module provides practice in the key components of the procedure, while the advanced and comprehensive simulation curriculum provides an opportunity for practicing in a safe environment and includes educational aids such as videos of the real procedure, procedural instructions and performance reports.
To enhance the company’s education continuum, Simbionix has created Simposia, an online network of communities where physicians can share and discuss clinical procedures and videos anytime, anywhere. The women’s health community is a case-based resource that goes beyond traditional education to allow sharing cases and videos with colleagues, mentors and worldwide experts, as well as review and comment on their submissions. Simbionix invites OB/GYNs to join the growing community at www.mySimposia.com, to enjoy the benefits of this evolving platform.
“The Simbionix women’s health product offering provides an excellent example of the company’s wide understanding of and investment in medical education and training” said Gary Zamler, Simbionix CEO. “Keeping up with worldwide technological advances and techniques, not only are we introducing cutting edge hands-on training products, we are also providing a platform for enhanced community learning and sharing. I am extremely proud that the company continuously provides advanced products such as the three being introduced at the upcoming AAGL, which are made possible thanks to our heavy investments in R&D and the exceptional professional team that works together to answer the most urgent market needs.”