Innovative surgical education based on groundbreaking technology
Europe premiere at SGU congress 2010 in Lausanne
The new training simulator for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) developed by VirtaMed AG has been presented for the first time at SGU congress 2010 in Lausanne. In collaboration with Anklin AG, the Swiss company is committed to offering the best training methods available in surgical education. In virtual reality, young surgeons can learn all necessary skills and conduct complete TURP procedures. Didactic tutorials, videos of expert interventions as well as objective feedback after each training prepare surgeons perfectly for their first time in the OR.
Groundbreaking quality for first class medical education
In addition to detailed didactic material, instructive videos and objective feedback after each procedure, the hands-on training on the TURPSim is especially valuable. The simulator offers a realistic platform to train basic skills such as correct visualization of the critical anatomic landmarks (verumontanum, bladder neck and ureteral orifices) or coagulation of bleedings.
At the same time, it provides a wide range of anatomic features and pathologies, e.g. small and large prostates with hyperplasia of the median lobe or the two side lobes. And special challenges such as difficult entry can also be trained.
Practical training facilitates the step from VR into the OR
Doctors-in-training gain security and the necessary skills to perform complete TURP procedures on the simulator. As they use original tools such as resectoscope and foot pedals, they are able to translate their knowledge 100% into OR competence. Operative complications like strong bleedings or fluid overload are part of the training. That way, young surgeons obtain both the theoretical and practical skills to be able to achieve best possible results when they perform on live patients.