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Simple Novel Methods of Skill Transfer in Laparoscopic Urology Training

  • M. Ramalingam
  • K. Selvarajan
  • K. Senthil

There is a definite role for laparoscopy in urologic surgeries today because of its obvious advantages. There is a need for training with simplified modules. Several centers offer training in laparoscopic urology [1–4]. Nevertheless, the training is not standardized, and it may involve the use of complex equipment. Here we present the simplified training methods used at our center.

Training can be in a graded fashion:

  1. 1.

    Dry lab exercises

     
  2. 2.

    Animal module exercises

     
  3. 3.

    Live animal lab

     
  4. 4.

    Assisting live surgery

     

Keywords

Inferior Vena Cava Partial Nephrectomy Skill Transfer Animal Module Trocar Placement 
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References

  1. 1.
    Nadu A, Olsson LE, Abbou CC (2003) Simple model for training in the laparoscopic vesicourethral running anastomosis. J Endourol 17:481–484.Google Scholar
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    Ramalingam M, Senthil K, Selvarajan K, Pai MG (2006) Training in laparoscopic urology in developing countries—evolution of simple training modules and their evaluation. J Endourol 20(1):A44(abstr)Google Scholar
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    Ramalingam M, Senthil K, Selvarajan K, Pai MG (2004) Urolap training in India-developing country scenario. J Endourol 18: A231(abstr).Google Scholar
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    Teber D, Dekel Y, Frede T, Klein J, Rassweiler J (2005) The Heilbronn laparoscopic training program for laparoscopic suturing: concept and validation. J Endourol 19:230–238.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ramalingam
    • 1
  • K. Selvarajan
    • 2
  • K. Senthil
    • 3
  1. 1.K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate InstituteG. Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Paediatric SurgeryK.G. Hospital and Postgraduate InstituteCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Gowtham AnnexeCoimbatoreIndia

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