Surg Endosc. 2018 Jan;32(1):217-224.

A structured, extended training program to facilitate adoption of new techniques for practicing surgeons

Greenberg, Jacob A.; Jolles, Sally; Sullivan, Sarah; Quamme, Sudha Pavuluri; Funk, Luke M.; Lidor, Anne O; Greenberg, Caprice; Pugh, Carla M.

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Pilot study created to determine the feasibility of surgical coaching for adopting laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair among surgeons performing open hernia repairs. Intervention was an 18-month program which included hands-on shadowing, precepted cases, and video-based surgical coaching with a peer coach. 2 of 3 participants completed the program. At one year, the 2 participants reported having adopted TEP, and the total program cost $8639 per participant.