Surgical technique continues to evolve and so too should surgical training. Simulation allows you to practice with immediate feedback. It lets you gain familiarity with anatomy and instrument use in a safe and reproducible environment. From basic to advanced laparoscopic techniques, endoscopic procedures, robotic techniques, open surgical skills and team-based training, our comprehensive simulation program enables you to practice a broad range of skills.
Our newly expanded Surgical Arcade in the Center for Advanced Medical Simulation at Mount Sinai West is available to surgical residents 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Laparoscopic simulation training occurs on the LapSim, a device that displays high resolution images and simulates haptic feedback to allowing you to learn the proper amount of tension. Our formal robotic skills curriculum uses online modules, tissue modules, and simulation training on the robotic console. This dedicated console is reserved for educational training and is loaded with SimNow, the latest in robotic surgery simulation. Regularly scheduled skills labs teach open surgical techniques such as suturing and knot tying, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, emergent surgical airway, and vascular anastomoses. Upper and lower endoscopic skills are taught on the Simbionix GI Mentor, which provides realistic images, tactile sensations, and allows the use of various endoscopic tools. Finally, you will participate in team building modules such as trauma resuscitation using the SimMan, an advanced patient simulator that can display real-time physiology.