Laparoscopic Surgery has gained popularity in the surgical world and is often preferred over open surgery due to the obvious benefits seen by the patients: fewer complications, less pain, quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay, and small surgical scars. While its’ prevalence expands, the need for reliable and convenient training is becoming more important to surgeons/Ob/Gyns Laparoscopic skills are not innate behaviour and cannot be easily mimicked, they are only acquired by hands-on training.
Laparoscopic Surgery requires skills such as ambidexterity, hand-eye coordination, knot tying, tissue handling, and repetitive motions. Simulation-based models have been proven to be both valid and reliable for teaching and testing laparoscopic skills in a scientifically approved format; with the goal to cause patients no harm. Fundamentals of Laparoscopic surgery (FLS) is a known and reliable simulation-based model that teaches and assesses general surgeons as well as Ob/Gyns in the basic and technical skills needed in laparoscopic surgery.