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An App that Fills the Gap in Laparoscopic Surgery Training and Education

The use of mobile devices has become increasingly popular in almost every aspect of life. Whether it is for communication, education, or recreation, they are progressively being seen as complimenting – if not replacing – the age-old personal computer. However, mobile devices are not limited to the personal space. We have now seen their emerging use in healthcare, which comprises of diverse issues to solve clinical problems and surgical education. Expanding access to the latest medical research at the point-of-care to communicating with surgeons globally in real time, surgery is now practiced in a technological era. We found that 94 % of Indian laparoscopic surgery trainees own a smartphone, with 61 % owning an iPhone. 89 % of trainees questioned had downloaded medical apps and used them regularly during clinical activities.

As mobile communications and related apps thrive, it is essential for surgeons to remain well informed. The emerging use of apps and mobile technologies in the healthcare setting has the potential to improve patient safety and reduce the alarming trend of rising medical error rates. Sometimes, finding apps that are relevant and useful can be a challenge. However, with LapGuru app that’s now available on the app store, this hurdle has largely been overcome. LapGuru app is designed to assist in point-of-care decisions, medical education and surgical training for Laparoscopic surgeons. While years of medical school are intended to prepare doctors for the operating room, the benefits of shared information and insights from seniors and colleagues working in the real world can’t be ignored. LapGuru app helps surgeons leverage this shared knowledge in multiple ways. Updates occur daily to provide the latest and most relevant information to the users.

LapGuru app currently features more than 2500 live surgery videos. Surgeons and their residents can refresh their knowledge of operative anatomy when preparing for procedures. It puts instant updates at surgeons’ fingertips when reference books may not be practical. For example, if you want to learn lap chole, there are more than 300 videos that probably show you all the possible variations that you will typically encounter in a lap chole. It applies to hernia, bariatric or any other procedure as well. It offers opportunities for surgeons to support preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care. For trainees, this app is vital to satisfy surgical training requirements and may assist surgeons with documentation for practice purposes. Surgeons can also comment and ask questions while a live surgery transmission. They can also watch CME conferences live via the app.

There is ample opportunity for technology to advance healthcare on multiple levels. Empowering surgeons with the right tools allows them to play a more proactive role in patient care as they can have access to wider medical knowledge. As the next generation of technology-oriented laparoscopic surgeons progress through training and begin practicing, it appears inevitable that LapGuru app popularity and desirability will only grow.  LapGuru app will help improve surgical performance and safety, thus increasing the quality of medical care.




Digital Learning for Laparoscopic Surgeons

As a Doctor, you are destined to lifelong learning because even what’s considered a “best practice” in the profession can change drastically in a short span of time. Continuous exposure is important if you want to keep up with medical progress. Up to date knowledge and skill can ensure a high quality of patient care. Online training is an effective and cost-efficient resource in any field, but in the hands of health professionals like you, it has the power to save lives and significantly improve quality of care.

It is often said that expansion of the Internet is comparable with the significance of Gutenberg’s discovery of printing technology. While printing accelerated manipulation of information stored by then in the form of hand-written texts, the Internet enormously accelerated information manipulation by applying the today’s electronic technology.

Welcome to LapGuru, an advanced, flexible training and learning platform that provides Laparoscopic training videos for surgeons in a highly engaging manner right on any desktop, laptop or device. Applying the latest information technologies to laparoscopic surgery education, LapGuru takes advantage of the increasing availability of Internet access (using optical fibres, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G mobile phone technology).

The delivery advantages of LapGuru as an online platform are easily recognized: low costs, widespread distribution, increased accessibility to information, frequent content updates, and personalized instruction in terms of content and pace of learning are some of the most cited benefits of LapGuru.

On Demand & Highly Accessible

Learn at your own pace and availability, at work, at home, on the train or anywhere with an internet connection

Ground-breaking Learning Packages

One small fee for a wealth of subject-specific videos to allow you to develop true depth in vital topics without worrying about the additional cost

Turn your Expertise into Learning for Others

Are you an expert laparoscopic surgeon? The LapGuru platform can help you share your expertise with hundreds of aspiring surgeons by transmitting your surgeries live.

Visual understanding is something especially important in the laparoscopic surgery field. Images and figures play an extremely important role (consider anatomy, organ structure, port positions, equipment handling, where visual understanding is absolutely necessary.

LapGuru has a video library of 2500+ laparoscopic surgery videos that can help you to improve your clinical and professional competencies. For example, if you want to learn lap chole, there are more than 300 videos that probably show you all the possible variations that you will typically encounter in a lap chole procedure. It applies to Hernia, Bariatric or any other procedure as well. The nuances of any surgical procedure can be learnt only when you watch more and more surgeries and variations in the pathology, LapGuru helps you achieve that.

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