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
Clinic Mandates Surgical Simulation Training After Research Indicates Improved Performance
July 01, 2021Independent surgical simulation training becomes the new normal for students at the Pan Am Clinic. Researchers from the University of Manitoba and the Pan Am Clinic recently published a paper in the journal Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation that looked at the effectiveness of a mixed reality simulator for the training of arthroscopy novices. Following this study, the residency program has made it a requirement in the curriculum that residents in their sports rotation complete the self-learning modules.
AANA-VirtaMed Collaboration Results in Better Surgical Training
July 07, 2021VirtaMed ArthroS™ Hip module updated with AANA input, including six guided diagnostic exams. Joseph C. Tauro, M.D., AANA Board Member explains, "Realistic simulators are a critical part of training for Orthopaedic Surgeons. They allow for repetition, show critical steps and give feedback on performance. AANA is leading the way in surgical skills training."
Broward Health First U.S. Hospital System Using Innovative VirtaMed Laparoscopic Simulator
July 28, 2021The next-generation mixed reality simulator offers resident doctors unparalleled simulated training for complex surgeries. “We chose the LaparoS because it offers our residents a more realistic simulation of what they will encounter in the operating room,” said Dr. Ivan Puente, General Surgery Program Director at Broward Health Medical Center. “We feel very strongly that this will not only enhance their skill development but also contribute to patient safety.”
VirtaMed LaparoS™ Announced as a Finalist for the Edison Award
February 11, 2022The prestigious Edison Awards have announced the VirtaMed LaparoS™ surgical training simulator is a finalist in the education category for the 2022 awards. The LaparoS was voted to be among the most elite of the 350 overall submissions.
VirtaMed Develops Advanced Knee Model for Surgical Training
March 21, 2022VirtaMed had developed an innovative knee model to be used in conjunction with it's virtual reality ArthroS™ Simulator. The new knee model was developed in close collaboration with AANA’s knee expert working group and is a culmination of extensive research, prototyping, and development.
VirtaMed @ ACS Surgical Simulation Summit
November 09, 2021 - November 11, 2021Visit the VirtaMed booth at the ACS Surgical Simulation Summit in Chicago, IL, USA from 2 - 4 March 2023
VirtaMed @ World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery 2021
November 24, 2021 - November 27, 2021Visit the VirtaMed booth at the 17th IFSES World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery in conjunction with the 29th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) and incorporating the 16th Meeting of the section of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Technological Innovation of the Spanish Association of Surgery in Barcelona, Spain.
VirtaMed @ SantExpo 2021
November 08, 2021 - November 10, 2021Meet VirtaMed at booth D38 at SantExpo 2021 in the Paris Expo.
VirtaMed @ AANA Annual Meeting 2022
May 19, 2022 - May 21, 2022Visit VirtaMed at the AANA Annual Meeting 2022 in San Fransisco.
VirtaMed @ AAOS Annual Meeting 2022
March 22, 2022 - March 26, 2022Visit VirtaMed at the AAOS Annual Meeting 2022 in Chicago.
VirtaMed @ AOSSM Annual Meeting 2022
July 13, 2022 - July 16, 2022Visit VirtaMed at the AOSSM Annual Meeting 2022 in Colorado Springs
VirtaMed @ EAES 2022
July 05, 2022 - July 08, 2022Visit VirtaMed at EAES 2022 in Kraków.