Surgical training is essential for maintaining quality patient outcomes and ensuring surgeons can perform routine and complex procedures. Standard education and training activities are a normal part of a surgeon’s continuing education; but as this training is both time and cost intensive, practitioners searching for robust supplementary models are turning to virtual reality surgical training.
Virtual reality simulated training can teach basic skills to surgeons improving their efficacy at performing procedures like laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
In addition, augmented and virtual reality have incredible potential not only in our environment but also to encourage collaboration, to improve accessibility, equality and safety in developing countries. It allows us to share surgical knowledge with everyone, without barriers, making different surgical techniques accessible to all surgeons in training worldwide. By bringing together specialists in real time from across the world and different time zones, surgery is safer and ensures the best patient outcomes.
In this lecture, Dr. Shafi Ahmed explains how new technologies can enhance surgical education globally, and the different uses of virtual reality to improve the patient outcomes, with safer surgery worldwide.