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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31822b47e2
Robotic Surgery in Gynecology

Navigating Credentialing, Privileging, and Learning Curves in Robotics With an Evidence and Experienced-Based Approach

LENIHAN, JOHN P. Jr MD, FACOG

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Abstract

The rapid growth of robot-assisted surgery has created new challenges for hospitals to establish credentialing guidelines for new surgeons. Developing and maintaining these skills requires frequent practice. Borrowing from the aviation model that requires maintaining currency and demonstrating proficiency, robotic credentialing guidelines are being developed that will enable hospitals to insure patient safety and optimal outcomes. The utilization of computerized robotic simulators will, like flight simulators, also help surgeons to maintain and improve skills.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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