Improve your surgical skills

by preparing for the OR with our step-by-step approach.
Access over 378 procedures, filmed in 3D from a surgeon's point of view.

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Tips & Tricks

Did you know there is an easy mnemonic to remember the number of surgical blades or that a knowledge of surgical knots can give you an advantage in daily life? Examples in daily life can help you in finding solutions in the operating theatre.

  • In our unique, easy to watch videos, senior surgeons share their own best practices in Tips & Tricks for the OR.
  • Whether you are an experienced surgeon or surgical resident, Incision Academy’s courses and videos will ensure you are fully-prepared for the OR.
  • Improve your surgical skills!
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Step-by-step approach

Our step-by-step approach is a standardised method of how to perform a procedure in practical steps and substeps.

We are creating a common language that can be used in operating theaters around the world.

Every procedure follows the same structure making common steps more recognisable. A tool for more efficient and effective learning.

3D anatomy model

Our anatomically accurate 3D model is based on CT scans. It has been in development for over two decades by a collaboration of anatomists, surgeons and technicians around the globe. Important structures that aren't visible yet can be shown using this model. Visuals of vessels nerves and other structures are inserted in our 3D films.

Our model is an interactive learning tool available on every screen. We’re now using this 3D model to explore how the application of new technologies, such as augmented/ virtual reality, can improve surgical education.

A surgeons point of view

All procedures are filmed from a surgeons point of view. Making it easier for the viewer to orientate.

All films are high quality and available in 3D to get a better understanding of the different anatomical structures.

About Incision

The Story of Incision

Our ambition is to have a global impact on surgical training, operations and patient safety because we believe everyone deserves the best surgical care. Standardized step-by-step procedures and a common language for the team in the OR – all aim to support enhanced team performance and the best clinical results, through better mutual understanding and truly effective collaboration and communication.

Frequently asked questions

Currently, we work with various institutions both in the Netherlands and worldwide. Incision offers institutional membership incorporating a number of institution-specific services and features such as customized programs and institutional dashboard. We are happy to discuss tailor-made options for your institution. Please get in touch to discuss possible collaborations.

If you choose to remain a member of the Incision Academy after your 1-month free trial period, you’ll be billed once monthly or annually on the date you originally subscribed.

Our courses are structured and created in a standardized fashion. The process starts with the writing of a step-by-step guide which is then followed by filming the procedure using high-resolution cameras. The film is then edited with the addition of highlights, inlays, and voice-overs to guide and augment learning. The step-by-step guide is written based on the thorough and rigorous review of international guidelines, peer-reviewed publications, and audit reports. It is then reviewed by internal and external surgical specialists.

Our MDs spend more than 40 hours (on average) on a film. The production and editing team (specialized in 3D filming) spends 30-50 hours on every film. Under the supervision of experienced anatomists, a relevant anatomy lesson is added to the courses. Apart from the 2D/3D film of the procedure and the anatomy lesson, other smart learning tools such as goals, objectives, pre- and post-operative information are included in our courses. Each of which is concluded with a test to evaluate learning progress.

The structure of our courses follow a standardized structure; from the writing of surgical steps (audited by experts), filming the procedure using high-resolution cameras, to editing the film using state of the art gadgets. In addition, there are other courses added to the content and finally, a test to assess the knowledge attained through the process.

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