Robotic simulator used in training at the Churchill - OPCSG contributed

January 2019

In 2018 OPCSG donated £2000 towards the purchase of a robotic simulator at the Churchill.  It is used in the training of surgeons who are learning to perform keyhole prostate surgery, both in the re-training of experienced surgeons and with medical students.  Yesterday four Committee members went, at the invitation of consultant Alastair Lamb, to see how the simulator is used.  When you don 3D glasses you have an amazing image of the internal organs on the screen, and it was fascinating to see the dexterity of the operators.  We are proud that OPCSG has contributed.  (Incidentally, for those of a sensitive disposition, the images seen on the screen here are digital images from a training module, not the inside of a live patient!)