“Using the RobotiX Mentor simulator is key to training robotic skills outside of the OR. The exercise library is really massive and helps you improve, not only your basic skills but also to refine your specific task proficiency. SERGS developed, in collaboration with Surgical Science, the PSRS (Practical Skills in Robotic Surgery) curriculum in order to assess new robotic surgeons’ competency in fundamental skills.”
“What I like about the 3D Systems’ performance reports is that they allow us to set proficiency levels for those metrics we feel are important for our Urology Residency curriculum. We expect the residents to achieve these levels in order to proceed to the next step in the program.”
“The RobotiX Mentor plays an important role in the successful training of our surgical residents. Its wide variety of simulation modules allow for the progressive acquisition of skills, confidence and proficiency needed to perform in the operating room. The fact that we can both quantify and qualify different aspects of their training allows us to better assess whether or not they are ready to perform robotic surgery.”
“Since ours is a relatively small hospital, finding money in the budget for a simulation lab was difficult,” said Dr. Yuji Maeda (Chief of Urology). “However, the existence of the robotic skills lab was clearly attractive to the surgical residents.”
“What I like is that it is a separate device. Some of the other simulation systems have to be connected to the actual robot. So, you can’t really use these during the day.” Dr. Verges added,”The drawback of simulation centers using trainers connected to the console in the operating room is that if cases are scheduled, which there often are, the trainee can’t use the simulator. Additionally, for training programs that require attendings to be present when using those simulators, most attendings don’t have time to do this. The RobotiX Mentor allows us to come in 24/7 on our own time to be able to use these simulation modules.”
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
RobotiX Mentor in Dr. Lallas’s Robotic Surgical Skills Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
“Trainees at Karolinska University Hospital have the opportunity to practice both robotic basic skills and full advanced procedures using the RobotiX Mentor. We are pleased to collaborate with 3D Systems to develop the first simulation training module for the RARP full procedure.
We believe that once this training module is successfully validated, it has the potential to greatly impact robotic training in the future.”
“Virtual reality is revolutionizing the classical concept of learning processes in surgery of observing, trying and performing. The RobotiX system for training in robotic surgery is the ultimate tool showing the efficacy of quickly developing robotic skills without compromising safety of patients.”
“Your simulation products are among the best on the market and are improving all the time . Our surgeons – especially the brand new robotic surgeons/novices were extremely happy with them. As proctors, we are so happy with the product, as surgeon’s learning curves are so much faster and safer!”
“I perform robotic radical prostatectomy twice a week in our hospital. I use the RobotiX Mentor every day to practice urethrovesical anastomosis; this practice has decreased the time for me to complete the anastomosis in the simulation, and in my opinion the Robotix Mentor VR practice improves my OR performance with steadfast confidence.
A good athlete or a good musician does basic training every day to keep his/her skill at the highest level.
Robotic surgeons also need hands-on training on a daily basis.
I am very positive about VR training for Robotic Surgery and expect its future to be even more exciting as technology advances.”