J Surg Educ. May-Jun 2018;75(3):730-738.

Current Techniques of Teaching and Learning in Bariatric Surgical Procedures: A Systematic Review

Kaijser, Mirjam; van Ramshorst, Gabrielle; van Wagensveld, Bart; Pierie, Jean-Pierre

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Systematic review of current educational methods for residents and fellows learning to perform gastric sleeve resection and gastric bypass. Of 14 articles included, 2 were RCTs. Surgical coaching was shown to improve Bariatric OSATS scores and reduction of technical errors in a single-institution study. Preoperative warm up was also shown to improve trainees’ depth perception, bimanual dexterity, and efficiency of movements.