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New TURPSim for endoscopic surgery training

July 02, 2010

VirtaMed just launched TURPSim, a new hands-on training system for Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate

The virtual reality simulator has been presented for the first time at the American Urology Association (AUA) annual meeting in San Francisco, USA end of May 2010.

The new TURPSim developed by VirtaMed is the latest breakthrough of the Swiss developer of state-of-the-art training tools for endoscopic surgery. Trans-Urethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is currently the most effective treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH). With a wide range of prostate anatomies, pathologies and operative complications, this technique requires skills training and experience to achieve optimal results. The new VirtaMed TURPSim provides comprehensive training on the skills necessary to perform this intervention and enables practice of complete TURP procedures using an authentic resectoscope. 

Ground breaking technology presented at the AUA meeting in San Francisco
The surgical simulator has been presented for the first time at the American Urology Association (AUA) annual meeting in San Francisco, USA end of May 2010. With the widened range of products, the two training modules can be employed together on one simulator system. "The combination of TURPSim and HystSim provides a realistic platform for full procedural training in both urology and gynecology," says VirtaMed CEO Stefan Tuchschmid. 


About VirtaMed 
VirtaMed is a Swiss based company with an interdisciplinary background in medicine and engineering. VirtaMed’s mission is to develop state-of-the-art training tools for endoscopic surgery of highest possible realism, all with the ultimate goal to improve the quality of patient care. The product range of virtual reality simulators includes the HystSim system providing instructional teaching and training of diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy and the TURPSim system for the training of trans-urethral resection of the prostate.
Additional company information can be found at www.virtamed.com