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Renal Artery Laparoscopic Training Model

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Laparoscopic Renal Artery Training Model
Robert M. Sweet, MD
Associate Professor, Urology
Troy E. Reihsen
Managed By
Andrew Morrow
Technology Licensing Officer

Surgery Training Model for Clipping and Clamping of the Renal Artery

The renal artery surgery training model is used by urologists and medical students to train for the most common laparoscopic procedures such as vasectomies, nephrectomies and partial nephrectomies. This training model enables the user to practice laparoscopic clipping, clamping and suturing the renal artery.

Renal Artery Surgery Model has Lifelike Features

The renal artery model is reconstructed using anatomical structures as mold templates and, using a data base of tissue behavior algorithms, the organs, vessels and tissue layers produced mimic real human structures, providing a much more realistic teaching tool than a traditional anatomical manikin. Along with its look and feel, the renal artery model also has the capacity to be filled with artificial blood set at a pressure of 80 mmHg, the normal blood pressure inside the human body. The renal artery model also come with indicator lines that show the user where to apply clips to alter blood flow and lines where they should cut into the organ. Along with the renal artery model is a holder that comes equipped with two arms that grasp the artery and cause it to beat at 60 bpm. This model simulates the renal artery by mimicking the look and feel of the entire structure as it would be within the human body. The lifelike simulation allows for training purposes for medical students along with an assessment of clip applying.


  • Synthetic materials are used that mimic real human tissue
  • Filled with artificial blood simulating a live organ
  • Helps to educate medical students with lines that show where to apply clips and make incisions
  • Comes with a holder that simulates a beating organ
  • Increases surgical skills in common laparoscopic procedures such as vasectomy, nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy