Intuitive da Vinci Robot Trainer
Robotic surgery is becoming an important mainstay in minimally invasive surgery. In robotic surgery, operating “arms” are placed in the patient through small ports, and the surgeon then sits at a separate control panel to perform the actual surgery. This is a uniquely different surgical technique that requires substantial training outside of the traditional surgical approaches. Our lab now has a da Vinci robotic trainer that allows learners to develop these highly important, highly technical skills.