SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.64 issue2Pain and quality of life of adolescents with primary dysmenorrhea in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2008: Cross sectional studyGenetic markers in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and in two relatives in the first degree of consanguinity: Case control study author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Print version ISSN 0034-7434


LUNA-RIOS, Joaquín Gustavo et al. Development of a surgical procedure applicable to a simulator-based training program in laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2013, vol.64, n.2, pp.107-114. ISSN 0034-7434.

Introduction: Laparoscopic surgery has been gaining momentum over more than thirty years, and it is currently one of the most widely used procedures. However, this shift from conventional to laparoscopic surgery in gynecology has also brought about changes in training programs in order to make them truly efficient and consistent with the new learning curve. Objective: To select a surgical procedure applicable to a simulator-based training program in laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Materials and methods: Laparoscopic procedures used frequently in gynecology were selected in accordance with the opinion of an expert panel. Simulator practice sessions were then conducted in order to select the most suitable procedure on the basis of the following criteria: level of difficulty, skills acquisition, and adaptability to an animal anatomic component in the simulator. Results: Laparoscopic oophorectomy was selected as the experimental procedure, considering that it meets the criteria established and provides the surgeon with the ideal training situation for acquiring basic skills by means of practical exercises on the simulator. Conclusions: Laparoscopic oophorectomy is proposed as the procedure that is best suited as a simulation model for use within existing education programs.

Keywords : laparoscopy; gynecology; training; simulation; surgery.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )