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Development of a Versatile Intra-operative On-screen Audiovisual Mentoring System Using TileproTM Program for Robotic Gastrectomy

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80 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Stomach Cancer

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Development of a Versatile Intra-operative On-screen Audiovisual Mentoring System Using TileproTM Program for Robotic Gastrectomy

Considering the development of gastric cancer surgery using da Vinci Robotic Surgical
System, the development of educational program needs to be achieved in Korea and this
institute. Moreover, because of the large number of gastrectomy including robotic surgery
for gastric cancer treatment, the investigators can provide high quality of educational
program using da Vinci System. Therefore, the investigators wanted to create an innovative
real-time training module, which can provide an intraoperative step-by-step guide to robotic
surgical procedures. This technological project was named as Advanced Robotic Multi-display
Educational System (ARMES).

The four-stages of ARMES development are as follows:

1. Standardization of the key steps of the selected procedure;

2. Preparation of well edited short video clips for each of the previously determined
steps using our extensive library of videos of over 350 high quality robotic

3. Production of a 3D animation of the key surgical steps;

4. Integration of the video segments into the da Vinci Robot system using TileproTM.

Through predetermined standardized segments of short operation video clips and 3D animation,
the investigators are developing a versatile intra-operative on-screen audiovisual mentoring
system using TileproTM program, which will improve surgeons' capabilities to perform complex
robotic operations achieving quicker operation specific competency. It will help surgeons at
initial state of robotic surgery in technical as well as oncological aspect for cancer
surgery in detail and step-by-step. Finally this program can be applied to other robotic
surgery and progressed to be a standard education program.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Robotic surgery for primary early gastric cancer

- Distal gastrectomy with Billroth II anastomosis

- Age: 20~80 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

- Other malignancy and inflammatory diseases

- Disease associated with bleeding tendency

- Previous major abdominal surgery

- Pregnancy

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective


South Korea: Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2011

Completion Date:

February 2012

Related Keywords:

  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Neoplasms