Learning a new robotic surgical device: Telelap Alf X in gynaecological surgery

Francesco Fanfani, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia, Salvatore Gueli Alletti, Barbara Costantini, Valerio Gallotta, Luigi Selvaggi, Giorgia Monterossi, Stefano Gidaro

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Abstract

Background: To assess the learning curve associated with tele-assisted surgery. Methods: We performed a training box-based study, describing speed and accuracy in volunteers performing basic and complex laparoscopic tasks, to assess performance and in the skill acquisition of inexperienced users, using the Telelap Alf X system. Ten surgeons in gynaecology who had never received formal instruction on this new surgical device, completed four modules during a consecutive 3 day training programme. Results: All the participants completed the training programme with a good learning curve. Conclusions: Use of the TELELAP Alf X advanced surgical robotic system is associated with a rapid learning curve among experienced surgeons. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-495
Number of pages6
JournalTHE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Biophysics
  • Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Surgery
  • Telelap Alf X
  • tele-assisted surgery
  • training programme

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