Hands-on Surgical Training

What is HoST?

HoST is a ground-breaking new technology developed for learning robot-assisted surgical procedures. It is only available on the RoSS™. With the use of haptics, the RoSS’s™ HoST system guides the user’s hands through the operative steps of a real procedure, prompting the user to interact with the machine.

HoST uses the principles of checklist-based learning, meaning the user can only proceed through the procedure after successfully learning and executing each step. User performance metrics are recorded so that progress can be tracked.

Why choose HoST?

  • Learn new surgical techniques
  • Warm up before surgery
  • Master challenging scenarios
  • Track user performance
  • No risk to the patient

Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation

Being able to practice a real surgical procedure without posing any risk to a patient is the ideal way to train. HoST offers this. Radical Prostatectomy and Hysterectomy are both currently available on the RoSS™; with radical cystectomy, extended lymph node dissection, and partial nephrectomy following close behind.

Current Procedures

  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Lymph Node Dissection

Upcoming Procedures

  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • General Surgery
Radical Prostatectomy
Radical Cystectomy
Radical Hysterectomy
Lymph Node Dissection

See what clients are saying

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

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.

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