Training in robotic urologic surgery

Michael D. Weintraub, Steven V. Kheyfets, Chandru P. Sundaram

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Multiple modalities exist for training urologic surgeons in robotic surgery. These include dry and wet lab exercises, virtual reality and augmented reality simulators and animal and cadaver models. The learning curve associated with various robotic surgical procedures is variable, and training curricula aim to help novice surgeons most effectively overcome the steep part of the curve. While a standardized training protocol or credentialing process does not currently exist, multiple innovative training curricula have been developed with the intent of creating a comprehensive and effective learning environment in which to master the skills necessary for performing robotic procedures, and are explored in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319206455
ISBN (Print)9783319206448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Augmented reality
  • Curricula
  • Robotic
  • Simulators
  • Training
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Weintraub, M. D., Kheyfets, S. V., & Sundaram, C. P. (2018). Training in robotic urologic surgery. In Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition (pp. 163-173). Springer International Publishing.