Simbionix has released a couple interesting Ob/Gyn simulation products. The PELVIC Mentor, helpfully pointed at by the right hand in the image, prepares physicians for pelvic floor reconstructions, with a specific focus on transvaginal mesh procedures.
The other product is the Hysterectomy VR training module for Simbionix’ LAP Mentor laparoscopic surgical simulator that trains docs the various steps of performing lap hysterectomies.
From the announcement:
This unique system enables the trainee to obtain a real-time indication of the finger palpation or device manipulation on virtual anatomical structures, a crucial skill for every pelvic procedure, and pelvic reconstructive surgery in particular. The comined system design, which includes the mannequin’s anatomical structure, finger sensation and virtual model, provide the most effective training tool to date.
While studies show that laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with lower morbidity and a less intense stress response, the advanced procedure requires extra training and considerable skill and experience on the part of the surgeon. To advance clinical performance, Simbionix has developed another industry first, the Hysterectomy VR training module, intended for practicing OB/GYN surgeons as well as residents / fellows. The module provides practice in the key components of the procedure, while the advanced and comprehensive simulation curriculum provides an opportunity for practicing in a safe environment and includes educational aids such as videos of the real procedure, procedural instructions and performance reports.
Press release: Simbionix To Introduce Three New Women’s Health Products
Product page: PELVIC Mentor