Techniques: Utility of a 3D printed bladder model for teaching minimally invasive urethrovesical anastomosis

  • Nathan C. Wong McMaster University
  • Jen Hoogenes McMaster University
  • Yanbo Guo McMaster University
  • Mackenize A. Quantz Simply Simulators
  • Edward D. Matsumoto McMaster University

Abstract

The urethrovesical anastomosis (UVA) is one of the most challenging steps during a minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Not surprisingly, minimally invasive, in particular laparoscopic, prostatectomy is associated with a steep learning curve.1 With competency-based training on the horizon, as well as the recent reduction in resident work hours, surgical educators have shifted some training outside of the operating room into surgical skills labs. To reduce learning curves and improve resident education at our centre, we use a hands-on 3D printed bladder bench model to emulate the UVA task during a minimally invasive prostatectomy.

Author Biography

Nathan C. Wong, McMaster University

Department of Urology

Resident

Published
2017-07-11
How to Cite
Wong, N. C., Hoogenes, J., Guo, Y., Quantz, M. A., & Matsumoto, E. D. (2017). Techniques: Utility of a 3D printed bladder model for teaching minimally invasive urethrovesical anastomosis. Canadian Urological Association Journal, 11(7), E321-2. https://doi.org/10.5489/cuaj.4262
Section
Techniques in urology