da Vinci Surgical
System Needle Driving & Suturing Session

The da Vinci Console Surgeon has the opportunity to practice, master and improve the da Vinci System skills in Suturing according to the below training program both with the Xi Simulator and Skills Drills training models.

The duration of Suturing Session is 4 to 5 hours included coffee breaks.

Training Program Details

Simulator da Vinci Xi

Needle Driving

  • Dots and Needles 1
  • Dots and Needles 2
  • Suture Sponge 1
  • Suture Sponge 2
  • Thread the Rings
  • Needle Targeting
  • Tubes
  • Posterior - Around the World


  • Vertical Defect Suturing
  • Horizontal Defect Suturing
  • Continuous Suturing
  • Interrupted Suturing
  • Suturing Practice

da Vinci Surgeon Skills Drills Suturing

Suturing: Luminal Closure

  • Two-Handed Technique-Continued
  • One-Handed Technique
  • Running Suturing