Dr. Kavoussi’s research on the learning curve for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal was published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery. Dr. Kavoussi states, “The first thing that must be demonstrated when a new technology is applied to a surgical procedure is safety and effectiveness. Our study on the effectiveness of robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal was published in 2015. http://www.ajandrology.com/
The next thing to examine is the learning curve for surgeons to become proficient at the operation. Our study on the learning curve reveals that a formally trained pure microsurgeon that has a high level of training in microsurgical vasectomy reversal can readily transition to robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal with similar success rates very early in the transition, but it takes 75 cases to optimize operative times.” Care must be taken to not misunderstand that the robotic platform obviates the need for high levels of microsurgical training. These levels of microsurgical skills are simply applied to the robotic platform.
To read the full article on the learning curve for robot assisted microsurgical vasectomy reversal, click here https://link.springer.com/