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Table 2 Credentialing pathway for Advanced Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (adapted from 26)

From: Robotic and laparoscopic surgery of the pancreas: an historical review

• Step 1: Basic Preparation
Didactic lectures, Online education
Hands-on robotic training: docking, instrument exchanges
Emergency Preparedness drills
• Step 2: Advanced Preparation
Robotic simulator training
Procedure-specific video review
• Step 3: Basic Robotic Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Intraoperative mentoring by a credentialed robot hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon
10 case minimum: cholecystectomy, wedge resection of the liver, partial gastrectomy
• Step 4: Advanced Robotic Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
Intraoperative mentoring by credentialed robot hepato-pancreato-biliary surgeon
Two-surgeon team until training is completed