Theator’s collaboration with SAGES marks the first time a surgical society is harnessing AI-based video technology for surgeon evaluation
Theator, the Surgical Intelligence platform leveraging AI and computer vision to improve surgeon performance, today announced that SAGES, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, will use Theator’s innovative platform to pilot a video-based assessment (VBA) program. SAGES is developing a robust, psychometrically sound video-based assessment tool to measure competency for Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication – a common operation to treat hiatus hernia and acid reflux – and will utilize Theator’s smart annotation and video analytics technology to facilitate the evaluation of surgical performance.
“Operative skills are a key measure of surgical practice that correlate with patient outcomes, yet no formal assessment of these skills exists at the completion of training or after learning a new procedure in practice,” said Dr. Liane Feldman, President-Elect of SAGES. “With the Theator platform, we can assess operative videos which will help us develop a psychometrically sound assessment.”
“Theator’s Surgical Intelligence cloud-based platform addresses limitations with existing video-based surgical assessment solutions and equips SAGES with the tools needed to conduct a focused, efficient evaluation of surgeon performance at scale,” said Dr. Tamir Wolf, CEO and Co-founder of Theator. “We’re honored that SAGES, one of the most innovative and prestigious surgical societies, has chosen Theator to pilot its video-based competency assessment program, and we look forward to working together to achieve lifelong surgical learning.”