Surgery Simulation Center


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  • Animal Laboratory

    Five (PGY 1-5) in vivo laboratory sessions occur as part of the Minimally Invasive Surgery curriculum during the academic year. Each session is 4 hours long, and the residents scheduled for these labs are excused from clinical duties for the duration of the session.

    Using a porcine model, and under general surgery faculty supervision, the residents directly participate in performance of a variety of advanced laparoscopic procedures such as Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Laparoscopic Colectomy, and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. This is preceded by a didactic session that features lectures focusing purely on the technical aspect of the different procedures being practiced.