Structured training and competence assessment in colorectal robotic surgery. Results of a consensus experts round table

Wanda Luisa Petz, Giuseppe Spinoglio, Gyu Seog Choi, Amjad Parvaiz, Cesar Santiago, Slawomir Marecik, Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, Paolo Pietro Bianchi

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Abstract

Background: A structured training is a key element for the learning of techniques with a high level of complexity, such as robotic colorectal surgery. Methods: This study reports the results of an expert consensus round table held during the 6th Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) congress, focusing on recommendations in robotic colorectal surgery. Results: Three sequential steps are proposed for training: a basic module, to learn basic robotic skills and general competencies; an advanced module, to acquire skills to safely perform a colorectal resection, and tutored clinical practice providing procedures of increasing complexity. Each specific skill of the basic module and performance of each surgical step of a colorectal procedure was evaluated and rated from 1 to 3. Conclusions: Defining requirements to begin robotic colorectal activity, delineation of structured training programs and objectification of the acquired competences are key elements for a safe and efficient learning of robotic colorectal surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

Keywords

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Recommendations
  • Robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biophysics
  • Surgery

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