Yuichi Nishihara, Takayuki Kondo, Yoshiki Kawaguchi, Jo Tokuyama, Hidejiro Urakami, Shiko Seki, Takashi Ohishi, Yoh Isobe. NHO Tokyo Medical Center
Background: A realistic simulator for transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair would enhance the surgeons’ training experience before they enter the operating theater. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of 3D-printed TAPP simulator in evaluating preoperative skill before entering operative theater.
Methods: 15 surgeons in our institution were enrolled in this study. They performed simulation TAPP and the performance score was measured using TAPP check list. The TAPP simulator allows for the performance of all procedures required in TAPP. The correlation between post – graduate years (PGYs), age, experienced a number of laparoscopic surgery (more than 100, less than 100), experienced number of TAPP and the performance score was evaluated.
Results: Strong correlation between experienced member of TAPP inguinal hernia repair and the performance score was evaluated in this study (r=0.705). However, the correlation between PGY, age and score was weak (r=0.419, r=0.366).
Conclusions: Preoperative evaluation using TAPP simulator and TAPP check list support the distinction between novices and experts. Both education systems are a valuable and affordable tool for evaluation and training of TAPP inguinal hernia repair.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 86221
Program Number: P337
Presentation Session: iPoster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster