The Robotic Surgery Training Room at the University of Iowa is housed adjacent to the Main Operating Suite. One da Vinci Standard robot is dedicated entirely to training. The Robotic Training Room is utilized by residents and fellows from the Departments of General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, and Otolaryngology. It is available for use most days; arrangements are made with one of our Robotic Coordinators.
The Residents and Fellows in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are encouraged to use the Robotic Training Room whenever possible to improve their skills. Dr. Bender also arranges practice times with the fellows to improve their skills.
In addition to the Standard robotic training lab, the da Vinci Si robot has a Skills Simulator that can be used when the dual console is not in use. Arrangements are made with our Robotic Coordinators.
Robotic Training Room, located with the Main Operating Suite
Dr. Bender explaining a training exercise to Dr. Nadkarni
Drs. Goodheart and Bender working on the Robotic Skills trainer
da Vinci Skills Simulator