Virtual Surgery Simulation Training with Haptic Feedback

Marion Surgical Simulators merge patient customization, machine learning, big data analytics and a cloud based networked environment.

Portable PCL Trainer and goggles - front
Portable PCL Trainer and goggles - side

Portable PCNL Trainer

PCNL & Kidney Access
Virtual Reality Simulator

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.

Trusted by:

Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Boston Scientific
Boston University
Cook Medical
McMaster University
Michael Garron Hospital
Penn University
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
St. Michael's
University of Toronto


MaRS, Press

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?

Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Validation

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.

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
Patent Illustration

The problem in numbers:

Million Patients

undergo surgery
worldwide each year

Million Patients

Suffer from complications
during and following surgery

Million People

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