Robotic Systems and Surgical Education

  title={Robotic Systems and Surgical Education},
  author={Nicola di Lorenzo and Giorgio Coscarella and Luca Faraci and Dennis Konopacki and Maurizio Pietrantuono and Achille L. Gaspari},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
This experimental study aimed at evaluating the efficiency of robots in the learning of surgical techniques. We recruited 40 surgeons, divided them into 2 groups of 20, each of which used the robotic system. The first group consisted of experienced physicians, and the second group comprised physicians in training. Each surgeon was allowed to use the da Vinci robotic system for 30 minutes twice in the span of 24 hours. The practice time period was divided into 15 minutes for tying and placement… CONTINUE READING