The UCH Education Centre

The Minimal Access Surgery/Simulation Unit Video

Minimal Access Surgery - Simulation Unit

Minimal access surgery (MAS) is frequently a keystone of best practice, offering diminished tissue trauma, post-operative pain and complications – and with all the benefits of accelerated recovery.

Gaining hands-on training in this art is tricky, due to the intricacy and delicacy of the method. However, The Learning Hospital now offers a practicable solution with its range of new high-definition, interactive MAS teaching tools.

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Featuring laparoscopic and endoscopic simulation trainers, the MAS centre has been designed specifically to facilitate group learning and supervision in this advanced technique.

Visit the Booking & Room Hire page to enquire about prices and availability for The Learning Hospital's new MAS training suite.


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Our teaching tools comprise up-to-the-minute technologies, providing:

  • Practical, hands-on "virtual reality" experiences
  • "Real feedback scenarios" using reactive mannequins
  • An innovative hybrid system that connects human beings with advanced digital MAS implements.

Cameras positioned above each MAS training station relay detailed images to a tutor's master station. This enables experienced clinicians to teach and supervise groups of up to 10 trainees simultaneously.

Trainees may also follow live or pre-recorded MAS procedures in real-time, comparing their work directly with the expert techniques portrayed before them on screen.

Everything is recorded on DVD, for post-operative examination and discussion.


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"This is a great opportunity to get a handle on minimal access surgery, using tools and instruments that feel and react just as they would via typical entry points".

Dr John Kelly,
MAS Clinical Director.


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Visit the Minimal Access Surgery website

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