Robotic Surgical System
The Robotic Surgical System is necessary to allow further development of the more sophisticated MIS procedures. It provides an enhancement of human performance, the ability to project surgical expertise to remote and distant places, and recreation of a patient in a "virtual" form. Robotics takes the surgeonˇ¦s motions and changes them into electronic signals which through a computer can be enhanced. The result is performing a procedure with greater accuracy and precision. It allows performance of the most delicate operations with little risk and post operative discomfort. It is particularly relevant for complicated heart operations and surgery in newborns and young infants.
Surgical Skills Laboratory
The Surgical Skills Laboratory is a "wet" laboratory for hands-on training of surgical skills generally and MIS skills in particular. Unlike a conventional operation theatre, a "wet" laboratory incorporates ventilation and drainage systems, and this allows cadaver and animal surgery to be carried out. It is instrumental in the training of doctors in all surgical disciplines, and assists the training of those from other disciplines such as anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, and gynaecology and obstetrics.
Simulated Operating Theatre
The Simulated Operating Theatre facilitates demonstration of surgical procedures on cadavers which is extremely useful for courses on ananotmy and disaster management. Training of nurses and medical students on operating theatre setup and procedures is also conducted in the room.
Microsurgical & Endoscopic Skills Laboratory
The Microsurgical & Endoscopic Skills Laboratory allows surgeons to practice on micro-surgery, skull base surgery, vascular surgery and neurosurgery by using microscopes on tailor-made workstations.
Virtual Reality Laboratory
The Virtual Reality Laboratory accommodates simulators on general surgery and urology and a 3-D virtual reality workstation which allows surgeons to work with multi-imaging data for clear understanding of anatomy and improved treatment training. Operative video library and access to internet are also available in this laboratory.
The seminar room is equipped with CCTV linking the room, the operating theatres and Surgical skills laboratory. This allows the telecasting of live demonstration of operations via the web, and two-way, real-time communication between the audience and the surgeons during operations. These facilities are crucial not only for training local and Mainland China surgeons but also for Hong Kong to further enhance its role as an international and regional hub for medical conferences.