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Live Surgery Poll Results




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Live surgery as an approach for surgical learning, has recently been given approval by the EAU albeit with strict guidelines to optimise the benefits. However this potential teaching tool is in its infancy and the mechanism(s) to optimise learning have not yet been clearly defined.

 

Which statements do you most agree with:

1. Live surgery is an important tool to disseminate surgical expertise and should be considered in multiple settings, as long as the surgeon has suitable expertise – 40.54%

2. Live surgery is an important tool to disseminate surgical expertise but should be restricted to experienced surgeons operating from home institutions, with an experienced surgical team, familiar with the operation technique – 37.84%

3. Live surgery increases potential risks to the patient and is therefore never justified – 21.62%

 

 

Which statements do you most agree with:

1. Live surgery can be of benefit in multiple types of surgical learning and should be considered in endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery – 52.78%

2. Live surgery should primarily be considered for training in laparoscopic surgery – 13.89%

3. Live surgery should primarily be considered for training in robotic surgery – 19.44%

4. Live surgery increases potential risks to the patient and is therefore never justified – 13.89%

 

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