Practice your procedure virtually, with stunning realism – beforehand!
CT scan of the patient is uploaded to Marion.
Virtual reality environment of the particular surgery is created.
Practice the procedure and improve accuracy on the actual patient with our patent-pending haptics.
The Virtual Cutting Edge
Futuristic tools are revolutionizing healthcare, with everything from virtual reality simulators to 3D holographic body imaging poised to transform how surgical teams approach the OR. Will Canada embrace this innovation – or will we be left behind in the metaverse?
Preoperative Virtual Reality Surgical Rehearsal of Renal Access during Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: A Pilot Study
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a procedure used to treat kidney stones. In PCNL, a needle punctures the kidney through an incision in a patient’s back and thin tools are threaded through the incision to gain access to kidney stones for removal. Despite being one of the main endoscopic...
Percutaneous Nephrostomy Insertion Training: An Overview
Percutaneous nephrostomy insertion is a technique performed by an interventional radiologist or a urologist for an acutely or long-standing obstructed urinary tract. Mastering the technique involves overcoming a steep learning curve...
Changing the field of surgical education with the world’s first virtual reality and haptic feedback training platform for surgeons.
Marion Surgical, founded by CEO Ben Sainsbury and urologist, Dr. Rajiv Singal in 2016, has been working with surgeons around the globe to reimagine how surgical training by integrating technology into the process. As residents of the Autodesk Technology Centre in Toronto, Marion Surgical has...
This Visionary VR Surgical Simulation Could Reduce Doctors’ Radiation Risk
Training to be a surgeon is hard—no surprise there. But should medical training also come with a significant risk of physical harm? Urologists, for instance, are exposed to high levels of radiation while performing even minimally invasive procedures such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL),...
Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Surgical Simulator
Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy is the standard surgical procedure used to remove large kidney stones. PCNL procedures have a steep learning curve; a physician needs to complete between 36 and 60 procedures, to achieve clinical proficiency. Marion Surgical K181 is a virtual reality surgical simulator, which emulates the PCNL procedures without compromising the well-being of patients.
Constrained haptic-guided shared control for collaborative human–robot percutaneous nephrolithotomy training
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a procedure used to treat patients with large or irregularly shaped kidney stones. Surgical instruments are inserted through a small incision to access the kidney and remove the calculi. Surgeons who have less experience with the procedure manifest significantly...
Sonographic Diagnosis of COVID-19: A Review of Image Processing for Lung Ultrasound
The sustained increase in new cases of COVID-19 across the world and potential for subsequent outbreaks call for new tools to assist health professionals with early diagnosis and patient monitoring. Growing evidence around the world is showing that lung ultrasound examination can detect...
Workflow for creation and evaluation of virtual nephrolithotomy training models
Virtual reality (VR) simulation is an effective training system for medical residents, allowing them to gain and improve upon surgical skills in a realistic environment while also receiving feedback on their performance. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is the most common surgical treatment for the...
Marion Surgical Patent
Granted Q2 2022
A system for simulating surgical procedures on a patient anatomy in a virtual environment with haptic feedback.
- Publication Number: WO / 2019/218081
- Publication Date: 21.11.2019
- International Application No.: PCT / CA2019 / 050675
- International Filing Date: 05/17/2019
- Estimated time to Be Granted: Q2 2022
The problem in numbers:
worldwide each year
Suffer from complications
during and following surgery
Die as a result
Cost of preventable mistakes
in surgery every year
“This is the future: this simulator allows you to pre-operatively practice how a particular patient specific case will go.”
Jason Young Lee MD, MHPE, FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Toronto General Hospital
University of Toronto, Urology Residency Program Director
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science