Homemade laparoscopic trainer

  • André Costa Pinho Serviço de Cirurgia Geral - Centro Hospitalar S. João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • António Gouveia Serviço de Cirurgia Geral - Centro Hospitalar S. João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • John Preto Serviço de Cirurgia Geral - Centro Hospitalar S. João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Renato Bessa Melo Serviço de Cirurgia Geral - Centro Hospitalar S. João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Alexandre Duarte Serviço de Cirurgia Geral - Centro Hospitalar S. João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • José Costa Maia Serviço de Cirurgia Geral - Centro Hospitalar S. João/Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Abstract

The evolution of minimally invasive surgery and its application to a increasing number of surgical procedures, requires that future surgeons master this technique, despite training difficulties. The development of basic laparoscopic skills, essential for the formation of residents in different surgical specialties, can be reliably performed outside the operating theater, through the construction of simple and inexpensive homemade simulators, following a structured and properly validated exercise plan.

Keywords: Laparoscopy, trainer, minimally invasive surgery 

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Published
2012-06-29
How to Cite
PINHO, André Costa et al. Homemade laparoscopic trainer. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 21, p. 7-11, june 2012. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/41>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2023.
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