Stars – Surgical Theater for Advanced Rehearsal and Surgical Performance
This is one of the first studies carried in our Center to evaluate the effects that the use of neurosurgical simulators can bring to surgical performance and patient’s safety in oncologic neurosurgery. Using the Surgical Theater™, a novel surgical planning device, brain tumor cases are preoperatively studied and rehearsed with virtual reality and then carried out with intraoperative advanced 3D neuronavigation. The results showed that this device was found very useful for improving anatomy understanding, which is critical for the success of the surgery, and it was very helpful especially for younger and less experienced neurosurgeons.
This work is currently ahead of publication.