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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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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.

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