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VirtaMed LaparoS™

  • Innovative laparoscopic skills training derived from validated concepts
  • Start with patient safety: abdomen positioning and trocar placement
  • Condensed sequences teach key skills in realistic anatomical environments
  • Motivational learning with proficiency-based progression

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.

Prof. Dieter Hahnloser, Head Physician Visceral Surgery, CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland

What stands out is that LaparoS™ includes the whole procedural preparation: the positioning of the patient and the placement of the trocars. Then there is the practical part – the step by step learning across different levels.
Prof. Dieter Hahnloser

Patient position

LaparoS™ is the first simulator where a trainee learns how to position the patient according to the procedure requirements.

Trocar placement

Freely place trocars across the abdominal model, demonstrating instrument handling with different trocar placement.

Team training

LaparoS™ allows the surgeon and assistant(s) to practice the real OR team setup, including learning how to collaborate in limited space.

Start with patient safety

Training cases begin by learning the key preparation steps including how to position the patient and choosing the right positions of the trocars. Place your trainees around the abdomen and have them practice key skills with fully mobile surgical instruments in realistic anatomical environments.

VirtaMed LaparoS™ patient positioning

Innovative training concept

The General Surgery module teaches transferable skills in a highly realistic anatomic environment. Trainees are motivated for better training outcomes using repetition of short sequences and performance-based proficiency assessments, all based on validated peer-reviewed publications.

VirtaMed LaparoS™ Incisional Hernia

Teach key skills

Trainees learn key skills required to become laparoscopic surgeons, including instrument triangulation and bimanual coordination, anatomy identification, performing different dissection techniques, safe clipping and cutting, complication handling and more. All of these within training scenarios derived from Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy and Incisional Hernia procedures.

VirtaMed LaparoS™ cholecystectomy

Complete visualization

Use the laparoscope to visualize the entire insufflated female abdomen, including the gravitational movement of organs. Safely introduce trocars and palpate vessels and organs, and expose structures by using electrosurgical instruments.

VirtaMed LaparoS™ uterus

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


VirtaMed Connect™

Access your simulator data anywhere and anytime with VirtaMed's Connect.

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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Download the VirtaMed Connect Factsheet 

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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

At the moment, there are no upcoming conferences for this simulator. If you would like to get your own hands-on demo, please contact us for a personal presentation.

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