The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine offers a robust training experience in both robotic thoracic surgery and robotic cardiac surgery. Our cardiothoracic residents progressively work towards achieving their optimum skills in robotic surgery. This is accomplished primarily by active participation in a large variety of robotic cases including:
A critical component of our resident robotic surgery training program is delivered through our Mimic® dV-Trainer Robotic Simulator, a sophisticated robotic simulator and software platform for developing advanced robotic skills. This is usually located in our CT Surgery resident's on-call room so that busy residents can have 24/7 access to it.
Robotic surgery simulation in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery offers a safe learning environment, without risk to a patient. It is open to surgeon/resident collaboration, cooperation, and research. In addition, through the dV-Trainer Robotic Simulator and software, we offer: