Online Articles: Technical ReportsA Novel Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy Training SystemHwang, John BA; Telem, Dana A. MD; Nguyen, Scott Q. MD; Chin, Edward H. MD; Weber, Kaare J. MD; Divino, Celia M. MD FACS Author Information Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY Reprints: Scott Q. Nguyen, MD, Division of General Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, 5 E. 98th St. Box 1259, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10029 (e-mail: [email protected]). Received for publication April 28, 2009; accepted November 18, 2009 Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: February 2010 - Volume 20 - Issue 1 - p e16-e18 doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3181cd6ba1 Buy Metrics Abstract Surgical simulation offers a safe opportunity to develop the skills required for the operating room. Box trainers are an excellent low-cost training option but there are limited options for teaching laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. We developed a realistic and cost-effective box system for laparoscopic ventral herniorrhaphy that will enhance training experience before entering the operating theater. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.