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Surgical Science Showcases New Endoscopic Simulator, EndoSim®

Gothenburg, Sweden (September 30, 2014) – Surgical Science announced today the product showcase of EndoSim, a cutting edge endoscopic simulation system. Built on the company’s existing, clinically validated LapSim® platform, EndoSim features basic endoscopic skills training modules and advanced lower and upper gastrointestinal intubation training simulations. “As more and more surgical training programs are adopting [...]

Surgical Science Named a Finalist in 2014 Minnesota Business Leaders in Health Care Award

Minneapolis, MN (September 5, 2014) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, has been named a finalist in the 2014 (fourth annual) Minnesota Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards. Surgical Science is one of three finalists in the Education and Work Force Development category, representing organizations from the Minnesota [...]

Surgical Science Named One of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (July 7, 2014) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Minnesota by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. “We are excited and honored to have been named one of Minnesota’s Best Places to Work two years in a [...]

Surgical Science Launches Industry’s First Simulated Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy

Gothenburg, Sweden (June 12, 2014) – Surgical Science announced today the launch of the industry’s first Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy virtual reality simulation, available exclusively for the LapSim laparoscopic simulator. Using LapSim’s industry leading hardware, cutting edge graphics and powerful metrics, the new VATS lobectomy procedural module provides trainees simulated practice performing each of [...]

LapSim 2014 Annual Update Released

Gothenburg, Sweden (May 9, 2014) – Surgical Science announced today that the latest major annual update of the world’s leading virtual reality laparoscopic trainer LapSim is now available to all LapSim customers. With more than 50 new enhancements and upgrades, this update brings scenario control to LapSim, includes an improved results dashboard and metrics interactivity, [...]

Surgical Science now offers VirtaMed simulation modules on LapSim platform

Gothenburg, Sweden (March 17, 2014) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems,  announced today that it will expand its surgical simulation portfolio with the help of VirtaMed, a Swiss virtual reality training simulator company. Users of the Surgical Science LapSim® simulator now have the ability to add the VirtaMed HystSim™ and UroSim™ [...]

Denmark announces national standards requiring laparoscopic training for all OB/GYN residents

Gothenburg, Sweden (January 21, 2014) – Recently announced national postgraduate curricula in Denmark now require all resident obstetrician gynecologists to undergo a structured laparoscopic training on a virtual reality (VR) simulator to obtain permission to become a specialist in gynecology. Set by the Danish National Board of Health and advised by the Danish Society of [...]

Individualized Deliberate Practice on VR Simulator Improves Technical Performance of Surgical Novices in OR

Training on VR simulators has been shown to improve technical performance in the operating room (OR). Currently described virtual reality (VR) curricula consist of trainees practicing the same tasks until expert proficiency is reached. It has yet to be investigated whether the individualized deliberate practice, where curricula tasks vary depending on prior levels of technical [...]