VirtaMed UroSim™ provides simulation training for TURP, TURB, laser BPH with Thulium or HoLEP, and morcellation. During the training, urologists learn how to master instruments and manage complications without involving live patients. Didactic content and expert movies exemplify best techniques. Individual courses allow for personalized urologic surgery training.
TURP basic skills module
The basic skills module covers all aspects of a complete TURP procedure: the trainee learns how to safely enter the urethra, do a proper visualization of the bladder, and identify important landmarks such as verumontanum and ureteral orifices.
TURP full procedure module
This module contains eight different patient cases for full TURP procedures to acquire all skills necessary to safely perform a complete transurethral resection of the prostate. The TURP courses teach an understanding of the anatomic landmarks, depth perception and hand-eye coordination during urologic surgery, and how to control flow and bleedings.
Perform a TURB procedure in a safe environment without involving patient related risk. The goal of this urologic surgery is to remove bladder tumors in various locations, ranging from easily accessible to locations that are more difficult to reach. Managing complications is also one of the learning objectives: bleedings have to be controlled, and the risk of perforating the thin bladder wall has to be avoided.
BPH laser module
This BPH education module allows trainees to gain experience in removing prostatic tissue with ThuLEP and HoLEP. Trainees learn how to use different power settings and laser techniques such as vaporization, enucleation, or vaporesection.