We use cookies to offer you an optimal experience on our website. By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies.
You must be logged in to watch this video.
Login Register
  • 221
  • 2014-02-05

Robotic surgery training center, a Brazilian experience

Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2014;14(02). URL:
You must be logged in to ask a question to authors. Click here to access your account, or here to register for free!
Introduction: As there is no training protocol for robotic microsurgery established by Intuitive Surgical®, we chose to prepare a bibliographic revision about microsurgery training protocols, associating training with inanimate objects and practical training in biological material (animal model). Methods: A systematic review was performed crossing the words education and robotics using the PUBMED database. The search presented a result of 249 articles. We considered articles published in English over the past 10 years, having as a selection criteria for inclusion, the description of one of the following items: 1) techniques of teaching; 2) the learning curve or the training of basic principles of surgery as the basis of a training program; 19 published articles were eligible. Discussion: The possibility to adapt teaching techniques which are used in robotic laparoscopic videos and connecting theory with practice. The learning process has been organized in different levels of teaching. Conclusion: The fact that there are no recognized protocols for robotic microsurgery by Intuitive Surgical®, creates a necessity to develop teaching methodology standards for the robotic microsurgeon in order to be trained in a safer, faster, more efficient and more intuitive way and having as a result a more positive patient clinical outcome.