Validations

Scientific papers on RoSS™ in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and Publications

RoSS Simulator
Book Chapters

Kesavadas, T., and Guru, K. “Role of Simulator in Robotic Surgery” Pediatric Robotic and Reconstructive Urology, Chapter 3, pp 19-29, Wiley-Blackwell Press, June 2012.

JOURNAL PAPERS

Ashirwad Chowriappa, Syed Johar Raza, Andrew Stegemann, Kamran Ahmed, Yi Shi, Gregory Wilding, Jihad Kaouk, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Khurshid A. Guru, “Development & Validation of a Composite Scoring System for Robot-assisted Surgical Training – The Robotic Skills Assessment SCORE” to appear in Journal of Surgical Science, 2013

S.A.A. Khan, S.J.R. Raza, K. Ahmed, R. Din, A. Stegemann, M. Bienko, A. Chowriappa, T. Kesavadas, M. Bhandari, K.A. Guru, “Educational impact of robot assisted surgical training program” European Urology . 03/2013; 12(1):e19. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(13)60514-X

Shabnam Rehman , Syed Johar Raza, Andrew P. Stegemann, Kevin Zeeck, Rakeeba Din, Amanda Llewellyn, Lynn Dio, Michael Trznadel, Yong Won Seo, Ashirwad J. Chowriappa, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Kamran Ahmed, Khurshid A. Guru, “Simulation-based robot-assisted surgical training: A health economic Evaluation” International Journal of Surgery (2013),http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2013.08.006

Stegemann, A., Kesavadas, T., Rehman, S., Sharif, M., Rao, M., duPont, N., Shi, Y., Wilding, G., Hassett, J., and Guru,K. “Development, Implementation, and Validation of a Simulation-Based Curriculum for Robot-Assisted Surgery “ To appear in Journal Urology (Gold), 2013

Andrew P Stegemann, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Shabnam Rehman, Mohamed Sharif, Amrith Rao, Nefertiti C duPont, Yi Shi, Gregory E Wilding, James M Hassett, Khurshid A Guru,” Development, Implementation, and Validation of a Simulation-Based Curriculum for Robot-Assisted Surgery “ Journal of Urology, The Vol. 187, Issue 4, Supplement, Page e612 2012.

Zorn K, and Gautam G, “Training, Credentialing, and Hospital Privileging for Robotic Urological Surgery” in Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery 2011, Part 2, PP 169-181.

Seixas-Mikelus S, Steggman A., Kesavadas T, Srimathveeravalli G, Chandrashekar R, Wilding G, Satyaseelean, G., and Guru K., “Content Validation of a Novel Robotic Surgery Simulator” British Journal of Urology International” Spring 2011 (on-line available from Oct 2, 2010).

Seixas-Mikelus S, Kesavadas T, Srimathveeravalli G, Chandrashekar R, Wilding G and Guru K “Face Validation of Novel Robotic Surgical Simulator”, Urology (Gold), 76(2):357-60, Aug 2010.

Seixas-Mikelus S, Adal A, Srimathveeravalli G, Kesavadas T, Baheti A, Chandrashekar R, Wilding G and Guru K “Can Image Based Virtual Reality Help Teach Anatomy?” Journal of Endourology, 2010 Apr; 24(4):629-34.

Kesavadas T , Kumar A, Srimathveeravalli G, Karimpuzha S, Baheti A, Chandrasekhar R, Wilding G, Butt Z and Guru K “Efficacy of Robotic Surgery Simulator (RoSS) for the daVinci® Surgical System”, The Journal of Urology 181:4 Supplement, 2009.

Guru K, Baheti A, Kesavadas T, Kumar A, Srimathveeravalli G, and Butt Z “In-Vivo Videos Enhance Cognitive Skills for da Vinci® Surgical System”, The Journal of Urology 181:4 Supplement, 2009

Kumar, A., Seshadri, S., Baheti, A., Govindarajan S., Kesavadas, T., and Guru, K., “Virtual Reality Surgical Trainer for Robotic Urological Procedures” Journal of Urology, v.179 (4), pp 660-661, June, 2008.

Dr. Neelima Lakshmikanth
KIMS Hospital
Consult Gynecologist

[after completing the robot-assisted surgery training course at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY]
I am grateful and thrilled to inform that I have done my first robotic hysterectomy three days after my arrival from your training program. The Ross has been of great help in understanding the robotic principles.

Dr. Joseph Barone
Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center New Brunswick, NJ

Training with the RoSS is going well. The residents are actually using it without encouragement, which is unusual for a simulator.

Dr. Ronney Abaza
OSU Medical Center & James Cancer Hospital Ohio
Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery

The HoST system is nothing less than a game-changer in the world of surgical education. Why nobody thought of it before is hard to fathom in hindsight.

Dr. Neal Seymour
Baystate Simulation Center & Surgical Skills Lab
Director

It’s amazing how similar it is to the da Vinci console!

Dr. Ellen Brock
OBGYN and Medical Director Center for Human Simulation & Patient Safety Virginia Commonwealth University
Associate Professor

The Ross simulator allows our residents to become proficient at the robotic console outside the OR. Residents are better able to focus on critical elements of the surgery when they are not attempting mastery of the console at the same time. Skills practice on the RoSS simulator has quickly become a key part of our surgery training.

PEER-REVIEWED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PAPERS

Kamran Ahmed, Ashirwad Chowriappa, Rakeeba Din, Erinn Field, Syed Johar Raza, Anees Fazili, Dinesh Samarasekera, Jihad Kaouk, Louis Eichel, John Joseph, Ahmed Ghazi, James Mohler, James Peabody, Daniel Eun, Yi Shi, Gregory Wilding, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Khurshid A Guru, “A Multi-institutional Randomized Controlled Trial of an Augmented-Reality based technical skill acquisition module for Robot-assisted Urethro-vesical Anastomosis” Podium presentation, AUA Annual Congress, San Diego, May 4- 9, 2013.

Ashirwad Chowriappa, Syed Johar Raza, Andrew Stegemann, Kamran Ahmed, Yi Shi, Gregory Wilding, Jihad Kaouk, James O. Peabody, Mani Menon, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Khurshid A. Guru, “Development & Validation of a Composite Grading & Scoring System for Robot-assisted Surgical Training – The Robotic Skills Assessment Scale” Podium presentation, AUA Annual Congress, San Diego, May 4- 9, 2013.

Syed Johar Raza, Ashirwad Chowriappa, Andrew Stegemann, Kamran Ahmed, Yi Shi, Gregory Wilding, Jihad Kaouk, James Peabody, Mani Menon, Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Khurshid Guru, “Construct Validation of the Fundamental Skills of Robotic Surgery (FSRS) Curriculum” Podium presentation, AUA Annual Congress, San Diego, May 4- 9, 2013.

Ashirwad Chowriappa, Raul Wirz, Yong Won Seo, Aditya Reddy Ashammagari, Andrew Stegemann, Khurshid A Guru, Thenkurussi Kesavadas “Error prediction from expert demonstrations for Tele-surgery” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetic, Guangzhou, China, Dec. 14-17, 2012

POSTERS

K. Aabroo, S. Rehman, S. Raza, A. Stegemann, K. Zeeck, R. Din, A. Llewellyn, M. Traznadel, T. Kesavadas, K. Ahmed and K. Guru Using Simulation-Based Robot-Assisted Surgical Training: Is It Penny Wise or Pound Foolish?AUA Northeast Section, October, 2012

Rakeeba Din, Shabnam Rehman, Syed J Raza, Aabroo J Khan, Thenkurussi Kesavadas ,Yong Won Seo, Andrew P.Stegemann, and Khurshid A. Guru MD Performance And Durability Evaluation Of The Robotic Surgical Simulator (RoSS) At An Academic Training Center AUA Northeast Section, October 2012

Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Andrew P Stegemann, Shabnam Rehman, Johar R Syed, Khurshid Ghani, Ricardo Autorino, Mohamed Sharif, Amrith Rao, Yi Shi, Gregory E Wilding,James M Hassett, Kamran Ahmed, James O Peabody, Jihad Kaouk and Khurshid A Guru “Implementation, and Validation of a Simulation-Based Curriculum for Robot-Assisted Surgery” To be presented at the Society for Laparascopic Surgery(SLS) Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Association (MIRA) conference in Boston, Sept 5-9, 2012.

Su D, and Barone J “Initial Experience with the RoSS™ Robotic Simulator in Residency Training” moderated poster, AUA 2011

Kesavadas. T., Srimathveeravalli, G., Baheti, A., Chandrasekhar, R., Wilding, G., Kumar, A., and Guru, K., “Training Efficacy of Robotic Surgery Simulator (RoSS) for Reducing Task Errors on DVSS” European Robotic Urology Conference, Padua, Italy, Sept 21, 2009

Srimathveeravalli, G., Guru, K., Kesavadas, T., and Baheti, A., “A New Augmented Reality Tool to Improve Surgical Skills on da Vinci©”, European Robotic Urology Conference, Padua, Italy, Sept 21, 2009

Guru K, Baheti A, Kesavadas T, Kumar A, Srimathveeravalli G, and Butt Z “In-Vivo Videos Enhance Cognitive Skills for da Vinci® Surgical System”, AUA Annual Conference 2009.

Kesavadas T., Seshadri S., Srimathveeravalli. G., and Guru K., “Design and Development of RoSS: a Virtual Reality Simulator for da Vinci Surgical System” to be presented at the Computer Aided Radiology and Surgery Conference, Barcelona, Spain, June 2008.

Baheti A., Seshadri S., Kumar A., Srimathveeravalli. G., Kesavadas, T., and Guru, K., “RoSS: Virtual Reality Robotic Surgical Simulator for the da Vinci Surgical System” presented at the IEEE Haptics Conference, Reno, NV, March 2007. (peer reviewed)