Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 1012–1016 | Cite as

Developing a multimedia environment for customized teaching of an adrenalectomy

  • Juan CendanEmail author
  • Minho Kim
  • Sergei Kurenov
  • Jorg Peters
New Technology


We have developed a computer based simulation process which allows a surgical expert to create a customized operative environment. This virtual environment, the Toolkit for Illustration of Procedures in Surgery (3D TIPS), is deployed on a low-cost computer system and requires minimal training for the programmer. The learner can be engaged in training immediately and the educator can modify the system and annotate the procedure to highlight specific points using video clips, operative images, and the like. A laparoscopic adrenalectomy is presented as a proof of concept in the accompanying article.


Education, surgical Technical, general Technical, imaging and VR Technical, training courses 



This project was sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine Chapman Education Center Grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Cendan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Minho Kim
    • 3
  • Sergei Kurenov
    • 2
  • Jorg Peters
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Florida College of MedicineGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer and Information Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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