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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 [...]

Vice President of Americas Division and Surgical Simulation Training Featured in GreaterMSP Business TV Interview

Minneapolis, MN (November 6 , 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, is proud to announce that Tony Rubin, Vice President of the company’s Americas division, was recently featured in a television interview discussing the state and future of surgical simulation on the show Greater MSP Business with Cyndy Brucato. The [...]

LapSim Simulation System Featured in Videos Showcasing Cutting Edge Russian Virtual Clinic

Gothenburg, Sweden (October 17, 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, is proud to announce LapSim’s showcase presence in publicity surrounding Moscow, Russia’s groundbreaking new virtual clinic at First Medical University. LapSim, the world’s leading virtual reality laparoscopic trainer, is featured in several videos illustrating the center’s innovative training capabilities. Videos [...]

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Meets With Surgical Science During European Trade Mission

Minneapolis, MN (June 23, 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of virtual reality surgical simulation training systems, is proud to announce it was selected to join Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton for a Minnesota business partnership appreciation cruise during the Governor’s trade mission to Sweden. Roland Bengtsson, Surgical Science’s Chairman of the Board, represented the company [...]

Surgical Science Recognized Among Best Companies to Work For by Minnesota Business Magazine

Minneapolis, MN (April 25, 2013) – Surgical Science, leading developer of medical simulation training systems, has been selected by the Minnesota Business magazine as one of the state’s Best Companies to Work For in 2013. The annual ranking is a prestigious recognition of the state’s top 100 standard bearers in workplace culture and employee well-being. [...]

Instructor Feedback Versus No Instructor Feedback on Performance in a Laparoscopic VR Simulator: A Randomized Trial

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of instructor feedback versus no instructor feedback when training a complex operational task on a laparoscopic VR simulator. RESULTS: Time (in minutes) and repetitions were reduced in the intervention group (162 vs 342 minutes; P < 0.005) and (29 vs 65 repetitions; P < 0.005). The control group achieved a higher [...]

LapSim Hysterectomy: Opening the Cuff (Part II)

This video shows a the second part of a simulated vaginal cuff opening training exercise from the LapSim laparoscopic simulator by Surgical Science. The objective of this simulation is to perform a colpotomy (circumferentially cutting open the vaginal cuff). Start the exercise by opening the vaginal cuff utilizing the monopolar scissors to create the colpotomy [...]