Simendo laparoscopy

The Simendo laparoscopy simulator is designed for all laparoscopic specialties, such as general surgery, gynaecology en urology. The simulator enables the user to train laparoscopic skills up to a high level and provides certification programs for novice and intermediate skills. The laparoscopy trainer is connected to our online scoring platform for certification and global competition in the laparoscopy Skills Arena.

Key features

  • Novice curriculum
  • Intermediate curriculum
  • Online certification
  • Compete online against your colleagues
  • Online support
  • Unlimited registrations
  • Connected to

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Scientific publications

  • Barnes J., Burns J., Nesbitt C., Hawkins H., Horgan A. (2015) Home virtual reality simulation training: the effect on trainee ability and confidence with laparoscopic surgery. Journal of Surgical Simulation, 2, 53–59.

  • Bashankaev, B., Baido, S., & Wexner, S.D. (2011) Review of available methods of simulation training to facilitate surgical education. Surgical Endoscopy, 25(1), 28-35.

  • Schreuder, H.W., van Hove, D., Janse, J.A., Verheijen, R.H., Stassen, L.P., & Dankelman, J. (2011). An 'Intermediate Curriculum' for Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Training using Virtual Reality Simulation.

  • Verdaasdonk, E.G., Stassen, L.P., Schijven, M.P., & Dankelman, J. (2007) Construct validity and assessment of the learning curve for the SIMENDO endoscopic simulator. Surgical Endoscopy, 21(8), 1406-1412.

  • Hiemstra, E., Terveer, E.M., Chmarra, M.K., Dankelman, J., & Jansen, F.W. (2011) Virtual reality in laparoscopic skills training: Is haptic feedback replaceable?. Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, 20(3), 179-184.

  • Wentink, M. (2003) Hand-eye coordination in minimally invasive surgery. Theory, surgical practice & training. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

  • van Det, M. (2012). Training, Efficiency and Ergonomics in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

  • Verdaasdonk, E.G., Dankelman, J., Lange, J.F., & Stassen, L.P.S. (2008). Incorporation of proficiency criteria for basic laparoscopic skills training: how does it work?. Virtual reality training and equipment handling in laparoscopic surgery: 75-86.

  • Verdaasdonk, E.G., Dankelman, J., Lange, J.F., & Stassen, L.P. (2008) Transfer validity of laparoscopic knot-tying training on a VR simulator to a realistic environment: A randomized controlled trial. Surgical Endoscopy, 22(7), 1636-1642.

  • Verdaasdonk, E.G., Dankelman, J., Lange, J.F., & Stassen, L.P. (2008) Incorporation of proficiency criteria for basic laparoscopic skills training: how does it work?. Surgical Endoscopy, 22(12), 2609-2615.

  • Verdaasdonk, E.G., Stassen, L.P., Monteny, L.J., & Dankelman, J. (2006) Validation of a new basic virtual reality simulator for training of basic endoscopic skills. Surgical Endoscopy, 20(3), 511-518.

  • Verdaasdonk, E.G., Stassen, L.P., van Wijk, R.P., & Dankelman, J. (2007) The influence of different training schedules on the learning of psychomotor skills for endoscopic surgery. Surgical Endoscopy, 21(2), 214-219.