A Virtual Reality Training Simulator for Urology

The VirtaMed UroS™ Virtual reality training simulator has been specifically designed for urology.

Highest Realism

  • Bleedings and complications
  • Photorealistic graphics
  • Robot for best in class tactile sensation

Customized Training

  • SimProctor™ for guidance
  • An unlimited range of different training cases and pathologies is available
  • Expert-defined scoring and live performance feedback

Original Instruments

  • The use of original tools makes it easy to transfer skills to the OR
  • Three different camera optics — 0°, 12° and 30°
  • Resectoscope with a working element for electrosurgery (both passive and active)

Swiss Engineering

  • 23” multi-touch monitor
  • Convenient transportation
  • Movable display cart equipped with a height-adjustable screen

Urology Training Modules on UroS™

TURP Basic Skills

Beginners are introduced to trans-urethral surgery through eight training cases. Prior to attempting the entire procedure, the basic skills module breaks down and teaches the steps of trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Many basic tasks, including visualization of major landmarks like ureteral or verumontanum orifices, partial resection of either the side lobes or the median lobe, and bleeding control, are included in the module. The module’s learning objectives include hand-eye coordination and depth perception at the time of the urologic surgery, understanding of the anatomic landmarks, and controlling of the bleedings and flow for a vivid view.

TURP Full Procedures

Eight training cases provide patients with different prostate sizes for complete TURP. The complete TURP cases enable trainees to familiarize themselves with each step of the entire procedures with the help of an original passive or active resectoscope: A high realistic scenario facilitates the transfer of skills to the OR. Trainees have to coagulate bleedings all through the entire virtual surgery, correctly manage fluid handling, and respect sensitive regions, for example, close to the sphincter or at the bladder neck. Useful didactic tools like a resection map demonstrate variations between prostate tissue and capsule to the trainees.

TURB

Four virtual patients with varied, multiple papillary and solid bladder tumors offer trainees the chance to carry out complete TURB procedures in a safe setting without involving patient-associated risk. The extent of difficulty of the cases varies in the location of the bladder tumors, their type, and the intensity of the complications, like bleedings and risk of perforating the wall of the thin bladder. As in each VirtaMed simulation module, toward the end of the procedure, an objective feedback report concludes the learning process. The report contains an exportable movie of the pictures, procedure, and data.

Laser BPH

Eight training cases for full and partial procedures with HoLEP or ThuLEP laser teach surgeons on how to remove prostatic tissue with various endoscopic laser techniques — vaporesection, vaporization, and enucleation. The objective of the BPH education module involves the learning of various power setting applications and also the benefits and differences of sophisticated methods. Trainees also gain experience in removing prostates ranging from 55 to 90 g while carefully handling the laser fiber. The original instruments need correct and safe management of laser power, irrigation fluid, and camera.