Library of Modules
The LAP Mentor multi-disciplinary surgical simulator has been developed in close collaboration with the medical community to provide a meaningful and valuable training solution. The comprehensive library of modules provides a curriculum for the training of specific basic laparoscopic tasks and skills alongside basic and advanced complete procedure training modules.
Laparoscopic procedure training add-on modules are continuously being developed in pace with on-going surgical advances, to provide the most value possible for customers of the LAP Mentor system. Our most recent addition is the advanced module for the Hysterectomy procedure.
Basic Laparoscopic Skills Acquisition
Prior to performing advanced laparoscopic procedures, the resident must be familiar with and experienced in basic laparoscopic skills:
Basic Laparoscopic Procedure Training
Utilization of minimal access procedures is increasing and has become gold standard in basic procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy. The LAP Mentor provides an unrestricted environment to experience all steps of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy.
Advanced Laparoscopic Procedure Training
As new laparoscopic procedures emerge and guidelines for endoscopic surgery evolve, Simbionix develops training modules based on cutting edge simulation technology enabling users to experience entire complex laparoscopic procedures in a safe environment.
Evidence of Effectiveness in Training
Various evidence based studies over the years show the effectiveness of the LAP Mentor as a training tool for basic laparoscopic skills, with exciting new evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of complete procedure training:
“There was an excellent correlation between performance on almost all LapMentor tasks and FLS score.” (Greco, Okrainec et al, Canadian Association of General Surgeons Annual Meeting, 2008 Halifax, Canada)
“Eye-hand coordination skill measured using the LAP Mentor was able to differentiate between subjects with different laparoscopic experience.” (Hashizume et al, Surg Endosc. 2007)
“The study demonstrates that training on high fidelity procedural VR simulators (the LAP Mentor) is superior to training on basic VR simulators, leading to improved performance in the operating room.” (Reznick et al Surgical Education Annual Meeting, 2009)
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