Surgical Simulation

Surgical Simulation is a specialization of Medical Simulation, wherein students and professionals educate and train in modern surgical interventions by utilizing the latest advances in surgery simulator technologies. Surgery simulations can range from simple suture practice for a single learner to advanced robotic surgery simulations for an entire interprofessional surgery team.

Surgical simulation has long been one of the leading specialties of medicine to incorporate simulation, alongside anesthesiology. This is due to the high costs, stresses and risks of surgery, mixed with the specific need to train hand-eye coordinated movements utilizing specialized tools. Simulation has been shown to reduce costs, medical errors and lethal infection rates, while improving provider performance (See: Simulab CentraLineMan Training Proven to Reduce Infection Rate & Hospital Costs).

High-fidelity surgery simulators exist for the specialty fields ofLaparoscopic surgery, neurosurgery, endoscopic surgery, trauma surgery, cardiac surgery and interventional surgery. These products can both educate new students and help perfect mastery for working professionals by utilizing integrated learning curriculums, performance-based statistical reporting such as number or movements, and screen recording for faculty debriefing and assessment purposes.


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Using real-time 3D rendered animation, haptic feedback devices, and the ability to manipulate realistic hardware instrumentation, high-fidelity surgical simulators have been readily adopted by the Surgical community. For example, The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) certification by SAGES is one of the very few healthcare licenses that requires skills demonstration through timed performance of surgical simulation exams.

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Leading brands which provide robust Surgical Simulation training systems include Simulab, CAE Healthcare, VirtaMed, 3D Systems (Simbionix), Surgical Science, OSSimTech, and Medical-X among others. Basic surgical trainers for practicing skills like suturing and knot tying are available from Limbs & Things, Inovus Medical, and many others.

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Due to recent advances in Virtual Reality in Medicine, virtual surgery training is a quickly expanding sector within the wider field of healthcare simulation. While the manipulation of surgical instruments is not very realistic, the cost effectiveness of VR headsets matched with the ability to create infinite new scenarios guarantees Virtual Surgery training is here to stay. Vendors who provide VR surgery training programs include Oxford Medical Simulation, Osso VR, OSSimTech and Healthcare Scholars, among others. Use our “Find Simulation Vendor” form to connect directly with leading vendors.

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