ANGIO MENTOR TESTIMONIALS
“We use the Simbionix ANGIO Mentor for all our trainings because it gives us the opportunity to discuss best practices for TAVI, the device, different scenarios, complications management and it is used for one-on-one training, where we have more hands-on requirements.
….We want to train physicians to perform TAVI so that the patient is safe in their hands. The ANGIO Mentor simulator allows us to do that full training that is required and it’s perfect that the bus works well with the Simbionix training.”
Radiation Safety and Imaging Skills – Simulation Workshop
ANGIO Mentor in Dutch Vascular Surgery Residents Certification
“One of the outcomes of this nationwide course we are doing for 9 years is that the level of (endo)vascular knowledge and skills (competencies) in all regions in the Netherlands is clearly improved and equalized. In addition, nowadays, during the examinations of the European board of Vascular Surgery, the Dutch residents are always the top 10, because just before the board examination they have the CASH-3 training and assessment course, and it really helps them in becoming skilled and clever”
“Simulation training on ANGIO Mentor helps us achieve better result. It allows us to repeat and learn well all procedural steps; knowing what to do reduces the number and complexity of complications. Simbionix simulation from 3D Systems brings us to the ‘battle field’, allowing us to be ready and able to perform a safe and effective procedure.”
“Technologies are developing constantly, we have new devices every day and we do not end our career like we started it, as it was in the past. We must train physicians that are currently performing old practices, on new devices and techniques”.
“After extensive experience with another product and thorough research of all available options, we purchased an ANGIO Mentor in 2006 for our research and educational program. The ANGIO Mentor has lived up to our fullest expectations, and we are ‘never going back.’ It is by far the most intuitive endovascular simulator platform, has the best haptics, and clearly has the widest variety of training options. In addition, the staff at Simbionix have been extremely responsive and view this as a true partnership. We currently use our simulator for general education within our resident and fellow rotations, recruiting and skills identification, and have been extremely happy with the entire Simbionix platform.”
“Historically one might say that I’ve been a “simulator skeptic.” But, I was utterly amazed with what Simbionix has accomplished: a thoroughly impressive recreation of complex aneurysm coiling… I have no doubt that the cerebral intervention module will change the way we teach intracranial procedures. In the future I foresee a significant impact on case planning and decision making. Now trainees can gain experience with difficult cases before encountering these critical challenges in real life.”
“We have been using the ANGIO Mentor for training of our Gore Flow Reversal System. Our goal is to train physicians on procedural steps to maximize the effectiveness of the Gore Flow Reversal System even in challenging anatomies. The simulator allows us to provide the physicians training on multiple case scenarios in concise timeframe, safe environment and on a real patient’s anatomy. Simbionix was attentive and provided us a solution that was tailored to fit our requirements and budget in a relatively short time.”
“I remember my days as a new intern….the first cases I performed were very difficult and it was a scary experience, since it takes between 10-20 procedures until you really feel that you are proficient. With today’s technological advances we have the ability to train doctors on full procedures using medical simulators as advanced as the Simbionix ANGIO Mentor, prior to having them perform on live patients. By providing this opportunity, the learning curve is significantly shortened and trainees gain confidence before they approach their first cases.”
“For the past three years we have been using the ANGIO Mentor in our Cardiac Rhythm Management, Peripheral Interventional / Embolization, Interventional Cardiology and Neurovascular courses at the Institute for Therapy Advancement training center. Thanks to our ongoing collaboration with Simbionix we keep improving state-of-the art workshops. Our goal is to train physicians, nurses and technicians in a safe environment, on how to perform a full procedure and manage complications before they happen in real life situations.”