Introduction: Since the introduction and evolution of laparoscopic surgery, there have been some concerns related to surgical training in this field. Laparoscopic box trainers and virtual simulators appear as useful devices which have been demonstrating effectiveness in learning surgical skills. However, these tools remain inaccessible for many centers around the world. Our intent is to share our experience in successful design to inspire others in surgical residency programs to build such boxes for training in laparoscopic techniques and also to encourage the use of simulators in educational centers. [See PDF for complete abstract]
surgery, virtual, simulators
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Salas, Ismael MD; Sosa, Javier E. MD; Avila, Desiderio MD; Boon, John R. MD; and Salas, Nilson A. MD, "Laparoscopic-Simulator Box: a Simple Design for Surgical Residency Programs to Improve Trainees’ Laparoscopic Skills" (2007).
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