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VirtaMed UroSim™

  • Full BPH education: TURP, TURB, laser
  • Hands-on urologic surgery with highly realistic tactile feedback
  • Use of original instruments ease transfer of skills to the OR
VirtaMed UroSim™ provides simulation training for TURP, TURB, laser BPH with Thulium or HoLEP, and morcellation. During the training, urologists learn how to master instruments and manage complications without involving live patients. Didactic content and expert movies exemplify best techniques. Individual courses allow for personalized urologic surgery training.

PD Dr. Michael Müntener, Head of urology department, Triemli Hospital Zurich

The TURP module offers urologic surgeons a very realistic training with a wide range of prostate anatomies, pathologies and operative complications. The basic skills training with outside views guides the trainee and shows the important landmarks used for orientation. Color schemes mark the sections where to resect - and where to stop. Thus, urologists can practice to perfection without any risk for the patient and then transfer this experience to the OR.

TURP module - basic skills training and full procedures

This module contains different basic tasks and full TURP procedures to acquire all skills necessary to safely perform a complete transurethral resection of the prostate. The TURP courses teach an understanding of the anatomic landmarks, depth perception and hand-eye coordination during urologic surgery, and how to control flow and bleedings for a clear view during the BPH procedure.

TURB module

4 patients with different multiple papillary and solid tumors offer the trainee the opportunity to perform a complete TURB procedure in a safe environment without involving patient related risk. The goal of this urologic surgery is to remove bladder tumors in various locations, ranging from easily accessible to locations that are difficult to reach. Managing complications is also one of the learning objectives: bleedings have to be controlled, and the risk of perforating the thin bladder wall has to be avoided.

BPH laser module

This BPH education module allows trainees to gain experience in removing prostatic tissue with ThuLEP and HoLEP. The prostate sizes range from 55 - 90 grams. Trainees learn how to use different power settings and laser techniques such as vaporization, enucleation or vaporesection. Safe handling of the laser fiber without any harm for the virtual patient is one of the main learning goals of this laser BPH training.

Morcellation module

After a laser BPH procedure, a morcellator can be used to remove resected tissue from the prostate. Training cases of increasing difficulty teach urologic surgeons how to safely handle the original instrument, how to use suction most effectively and in the end how to morcellate tissue chips that float freely inside the bladder.

VirtaMed UroSim™

VirtaMed UroSim™ is available on two platforms: on a Simball platform for visual tracking only, and on a Simbox platform, which also gives realistic tactile feedback. Both can be mounted on a nice display cart with high-end PC and height-adjustable 23” multi touch-screen or can come as a stand-alone version for mobile use at conferences or during trainings.

Each platform uses original resectoscopes and instruments to ensure a complete simulation experience and facilitate manual skills training. The original scopes feature in- and outlet valves for fluid handling, different cameras (0, 12 and 30 degree optics) and different working elements for electro surgery or morcellation - just as in real life.

Even the foot pedals for electrosurgical cutting, morcellation or coagulation are included and function exactly like in the operating room.


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