Title

Comparing the da Vinci Si Single Console and Dual Console in Teaching Novice Surgeons Suturing Techniques

Authors

Authors

S. Crusco; T. Jackson;A. Advincula

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

JSLS-J. Soc. Laparoendosc. Surg.

Keywords

da Vinci Si; Robotics; Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery; Teaching; Simulation training; ROBOTIC SURGERY; Surgery

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is often taught with the surgical mentor at the surgeon console and the trainee at the patient's bedside. The da Vinci dual console (Intuitive Surgical, Sunny-vale, California) allows a surgical mentor to teach with both the mentor and the trainee working at a surgeon console simultaneously. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the dual console versus the single console for teaching medical students robotic tasks. Methods: Forty novice medical students were randomized to either the da Vinci single-console or dual-console group and were taught 4 knot-tying techniques by a surgical mentor. The students were timed while performing the tasks. Results: No statistically significant differences in mean task times were observed between the single-and dual-console groups: interrupted stitch with a 2-handed knot (300 seconds for single vs 294 seconds for dual, P = .59), interrupted stitch with a 1-handed knot (198 seconds for single vs 212 seconds for dual, P = .88), figure-of-8 stitch with a 2-handed knot (261 seconds for single vs 219 seconds for dual, P = .20), and figure-of-8 stitch with a 1-handed knot (200 seconds for single vs 199 seconds for dual, P = .53). Conclusion: No significant difference was observed in performance time when teaching knot-tying techniques to medical students using the da Vinci dual console compared with the single console. More research needs to be performed on the utility of the da Vinci dual console in surgical training.

Journal Title

Jsls-Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Volume

18

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

6

WOS Identifier

WOS:000348437400036

ISSN

1086-8089

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