Released on November 15, 2021 by VirtaMed Inc
VirtaMed is a world leader in the field of surgical training simulation. It plans to introduce a new training module to American surgeons and residents at the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopic Physicians (AAGL) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, for implementation Ovarian cystectomy and other gynecological operations. The new module of the VirtaMed LaparoS™ Gynecological Laparoscopic Simulator will enable gynecological residents to improve their surgical skills in ovarian cystectomy and practice to deal with complications such as accidental bleeding in specific scenarios.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Education Committee (CREOG) regards ovarian cyst removal as one of the core procedures, and experts should understand and implement this procedure throughout their careers. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 5% to 10% of women need surgery to remove ovarian cysts. Ovarian cystectomy can preserve more ovarian tissue and is therefore preferable to complete oophorectomy, which removes the entire ovary.
The LaparoS Mixed Reality Simulator provides highly realistic ovarian cyst removal training, enabling residents to practice the safe removal of ovarian cysts using water or blunt dissection. Residents work as a team around the LaparoS patient model, coordinating with each other just like in an operating room.
"Ovarian cystectomy is a common surgical procedure. It is important that trained surgical gynecologists have the opportunity to practice surgical preparation steps and try team setup and collaboration before entering the operating room," said Justin Grums, VirtaMed Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Alliances. "Training in a safe, simulated environment can speed up the speed at which trainee surgeons learn new skills and ultimately support better patient care. Participating in the progress of gynecological training enabled by high-end simulation is exciting."
One of the highlights of the recent update of the LaparoS simulator is the dedicated bleeding control training case. Residents can benefit from a program that is completely focused on the management of ovarian arterial bleeding through bipolar coagulation and aspiration. Targeted bleeding control practice in a simulated environment represents the most effective way for residents to cope with the challenges faced in actual surgery without harming the patient.
The LaparoS simulator now also includes salpingectomy, bipolar coagulation tubal sterilization, and hysterectomy skills training, including bladder-uterine fold anatomy, ureter recognition, and attachment preparation.
This module made its debut in a specialized training course organized at the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE) Annual Meeting in Rome. A large number of residents can benefit from more than 30 hours of comprehensive gynecological laparoscopic and hysteroscopy training. Executed in more than 300 cases.
US residents and surgeons who will participate in AAGL from November 14th to November 17th 2021 are encouraged to visit the VirtaMed booth (#617) and test the new training modules.
VirtaMed believes that data-driven simulation solutions can effectively provide medical education. Since 2007, we have developed leading out-of-operating training solutions because we believe that healthcare professionals will never have to perform the first surgery on patients. VirtaMed's simulators provide laparoscopic surgeons with the most realistic and cost-effective training. For more information on laparoscopic surgery simulation training, please visit virtamed.com/laparos.
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