Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)

The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program is a SAGES-ACS jointly supported educational module and assessment tool designed to teach the fundamental knowledge, judgment and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. Learning and applying these fundamentals will help ensure a minimal standard of care for patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. FLS also offers a proctored exam that gives surgical residents and fellows the opportunity to assess and document those skills.

The Sorrell Clinical Simulation Lab at UNMC has Laparoscopic Trainers, which are portable devices designed to develop psychomotor skills and dexterity required during the performance of basic laparoscopic surgery. The unites include a set of accessories used to simulate specific surgical techniques.