05 Jan, 2022

INFLUENCE OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE LAPAROSCOPIC EXPERIENCE SKILLS ON ROBOTIC SURGERY DEXTERITY

Marcos BELOTTO
Larissa COUTINHO
Adhemar M PACHECO-JR
Anuar I. MITRE
Eduardo Antunes da FONSECA
DOI: 10.1590/0102-672020210003e1604
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Background:

It is unclear if there is a natural transition from laparoscopic to robotic surgery with transfer of abilities.

Aim:

To measure the performance and learning of basic robotic tasks in a simulator of individuals with different surgical background.

Methods:

Three groups were tested for robotic dexterity: a) experts in laparoscopic surgery (n=6); b) experts in open surgery (n=6); and c) non-medical subjects (n=4). All individuals were aged between 40-50 years. Five repetitions of four different simulated tasks were performed: spatial vision, bimanual coordination, hand-foot-eye coordination and motor skill.

Results:

Experts in laparoscopic surgery performed similar to non-medical individuals and better than experts in open surgery in three out of four tasks. All groups improved performance with repetition.

Conclusion:

Experts in laparoscopic surgery performed better than other groups but almost equally to non-medical individuals. Experts in open surgery had worst results. All groups improved performance with repetition.


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