Numerous medical training institutions find that integrating laparoscopic simulation into their curriculum both improves training outcomes and ultimately supports better patient care. Benefit from VirtaMed’s decades of experience and expertise in laparoscopy training and education. Your residents will enter the OR with confidence!
Prof. Dieter Hahnloser, Head Physician Visceral Surgery, CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland
Start training with your patient in the right position relative to the operative team. Organs move individually and in real time.
Advanced tissue feedback gives you the sense of touching, lifting and applying tension to simulated organs and tissues.
Surgeons learn to master their instruments alongside an assistant with a camera, optimally preparing them for the operating room.
LaparoS™ Essential Skills
The perfect setup to practice essential laparoscopic skills while benefiting from mixed reality training. Objective feedback metrics provide proficiency-based feedback to help residents accelerate their learning curve.
Using a simulated 0° and 30° optic, residents can become proficient in camera navigation, eye-hand coordination, and development of ambidextrous psychomotor skills. All instruments have authentic ring handles and virtual instrument tips such as clip applicators, scissors, needle holder and atraumatic graspers.
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LaparoS™ General Surgery
Start by positioning your patient, reverse Trendelenburg or supine, and place Active Trocars™ for your scope and instruments. Stand side-by-side with a colleague for team training, or train in stand-alone mode.
Inserting the laparoscope allows you to examine the entire insufflated peritoneal cavity as you introduce more trocars and instruments. Use a combination of blunt dissection and electrosurgical instruments, and feel tissue feedback individual to each organ.
Condensed training cases focus on specific skills and adverse events, allowing residents to focus on repeating and mastering each skill individually. Improve ambidextrous and non-dominant hand skills using rare Situs inversus totalis patient cases. Choose which anatomical variations you encounter to avoid surprises in the OR.
LaparoS™ Gynecological Laparoscopy
Start by moving your patient into the Trendelenburg position and place Active Trocars™ for your scope and instruments. Stand side-by-side with a colleague for team training, or train in stand-alone mode.
Residents progress through training cases for diagnostic laparoscopy, anatomy identification, clipping and cutting, and more training cases derived from highly realistic scenarios including Hysterectomy, Tubal Ligation, Uterine Vessel Ligation, Ovarian Cystectomy, Salpingectomy, Adnexectomy, Endometriosis and Salpingotomy for management of ectopic pregnancies.
The platform is also compatible with the VirtaMed GynoS™ Hysteroscopy training modules to provide comprehensive training in line with ACGME, ABOG and ACOG milestones.
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VirtaMed laparoscopic platform
VirtaMed LaparoS™ includes an anatomically correct abdomen model that can be used for (reverse) Trendelenburg positioning as appropriate to the training case. Free choice of portals enables trainees to learn instrument handling with different trocar placement. Realistic laparoscopic instruments have been adapted for simulation and combine full freedom of movement with authentic haptic interactions. The simulator is optimized for ergonomic training with an adjustable operative height and a movable multi-touch screen.
VirtaMed LaparoS™ is a multidisciplinary platform, allowing you to rapidly switch between laparoscopy and further VirtaMed modules and anatomies: GynoS™, UroS™ and ArthroS™.
We offer several different levels of service and support packages tailored specifically to the needs of hospitals and training centers. These can provide you with completed coverage (and peace of mind) when it comes to protecting your investment and getting the most out of your simulator. More about VirtaMed customer service and support
Keep your focus on education with remote access; conveniently assign courses and manage curricula, and motivate students with online leader boards, all from the convenience of your office.
Connect lets you track student and cohort progress, helping you easily coach students on key areas for improvement and capture and compare student results over time.
Use Connect to scale simulation to your needs. Because it is cloud-based, Connect can help you easily manage multi-simulator or multi-site training programs.
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Training & Education
Our T&E team is here to help you get the most out of your simulator. In addition to introductory sessions, the T&E team offers in-depth training in a variety of areas and in multiple languages (English, German, French, Italian and Chinese). The T&E team can organize trainings that are as diverse as our customers, catering to groups of all sizes and interests. For example, they have helped customers develop courses for trainees preparing for the European board exam or the Swiss Orthopedic exam as well as courses for experienced professionals looking to train on the less-common joints such as the ankle. More about the VirtaMed Training & Education services
Michèle focuses on recruiting the best candidates to fill positions at VirtaMed and build a great team. She is devoted to smooth administration and processes, keeping an open dialogue between hiring managers and candidates. She supports comprehensive onboarding and training, and seeks high employee satisfaction and retention. Her personal passion within Human Resources is finding the ideal balance between fulfilling the company’s personnel needs and helping employees with personal and professional development such that both are aligned and in harmony with the other. Michèle joined VirtaMed in 2014, serving as the company's Office Manager, while also helping the Sales and Marketing teams grow in scale. In June of 2016, drawing upon her broad experience across the company, she dedicated herself full-time to HR. In her free time, you will likely find her at handball matches with her family or taking care of her Ridgeback, Dajan.
Evaluation of the educational value of a virtual reality TURP simulator according to a curriculum-based approach
Tjiam IM, Berkers CH, Schout BM, Brinkman WM, Witjes JA, Scherpbier AJ, Hendrikx AJ, Koldewijn ELThis study aimed to evaluate the place of the TURPsim (VirtaMed) within a urologic residency training curriculum, including training needs analysis (TNA) and investigating its validity.
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Simulation-Based Training Curriculum and Validation
Kuronen-Steward C, Ahmed K, Aydin A, Dasgupta P, Aho T, Popert R.To evaluate the face, content, and construct validity of a novel virtual reality simulator for holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and to assess its feasibility and acceptability as a training model.
Meet VirtaTed and he will help you improve your surgical skills
December 17, 2014VirtaTed guides you through the basic skills tasks of our new FAST module. It runs on the Sawbones workstation developed under the guidance of an ABOS task force and AANA. Let VirtaTed help you to improve your triangulation skills, or even play some Tetris®!
VirtaMed ArthroS™ for resident training @ Baylor College of Medicine
December 02, 2014The Baylor College of Medicine has integrated our ArthroS™ simulator into their residency curriculum. Deborah Taylor, Assistant Director of the Simulation Center, shares her experiences with the VirtaMed team and the training capabilities of the simulator.
Software release 2015 for VirtaMed HystSim™ and UroSim™: New features, improved learning, streamlined design
March 31, 2015The upcoming software releases for our HystSim™ and UroSim™ contain a variety of ideas, features and improvements that make our gynecology and urology simulators even better. You can train for hysteroscopy, TURP and bladder tumor removal in a safe, highly realistic environment – which is now being brought to you in an optimized way:
ASRM and VirtaMed to Create Embryo Transfer Simulator
March 30, 2015The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, America’s leading professional organization in reproductive medicine and infertility, and VirtaMed, the world’s leader in building customized virtual reality simulation devices for medicine, are pleased to announce the development of a simulator for training in ultrasound -guided and -unguided embryo transfer in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
VirtaMed wins Red Herring 100 Europe Award
April 17, 2015Now it’s official: VirtaMed is one of the top, most exciting 100 start-up companies in Europe! This according to a Red Herring jury that screens thousands of promising start-up companies worldwide each year and assess e.g. growth rate, technological advantage, social contribution, CEO/Team experience and track record, team quality, and other criteria.
Study: Proficiency-based simulation training provides best results
May 18, 2015According to an AANA study, combining simulation with step-by-step learning targets brings substantially better results than traditional education or training on a simulator without objectively set, quantitative benchmarks.
Virtual Reality Simulation for Endoscopy: KARL STORZ and VirtaMed Open New Horizons in Medical Training and Further Education
June 15, 2015The endoscopy specialist KARL STORZ realized the significance of medical training and further education from the start. As a medical product manufacturer steeped in the tradition of endoscopy, the company from Tuttlingen has long initiated and supported training events for medical professionals. Today the KARL STORZ course directory includes 3000 training events in various medical disciplines. High-tech simulators now complement this comprehensive range of courses.
Reference Center Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland
Balgrist University Hospital wants to provide thorough hands-on medical training for new practitioners without compromising patient experience and safety. This is why they helped us develop the VirtaMed ArthroS™ orthopedics simulator.
VirtaMed-powered Rezum simulator introduces water vapor treatment for BPH
August 03, 2015VirtaMed has developed a customized simulator for US-based NxThera's Rezūm System, a new innovative BPH treatment utilizing water vapor energy. “The simulator really helps us stand out as a new technology”, says NxThera’s Senior Systems Engineer Matt Byrne.