FLS Trainer System and Accessories

The FLS Laparoscopic Trainer System is a device for surgical residents and practicing surgeons that facilitates the development of psychomotor skills and dexterity required during the performance of basic laparoscopic surgery.

The FLS Trainer includes a set of accessories used to simulate specific surgical techniques that have been validated by Dr. Gerald Fried through the MISTELS Program at McGill University.

SAGES-ACS Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery™ (FLS) announces new supplier for the FLS Trainer Box and Accessories.

The committee overseeing the FLS Program, a joint educational program of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and The American College of Surgeons (ACS) will be granting exclusive rights for the manufacture and sale of the FLS Training Simulator and associated accessories and supplies to Limbs & Things, Inc. (LTI), a medical training simulation firm.

LTI will supply updated versions of the FLS Trainer Box that are designed to suit the individual needs of the training center and trainee. All new task accessories and supplies will be comparable to current FLS products being used and compatible with existing FLS systems.  While the new products will feature an updated look and refinements, the basic parameters affecting the skills training and performance will remain. FLS products from LTI will be available in the near future at www.fls-products.com.

“We are excited about partnering with Limbs & Things Inc.” said Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD FACS, chairman of the SAGES FLS Committee, “which will offer an updated look, flexible options and excellent value to purchasers.”

The debut of the new version of the FLS Trainer Box will be at SAGES 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee April 15-18, and Surgical Education Week in Seattle, Washington April 22-24, 2015.   For more details concerning the transition, please click here.