WHAT IS C-SATS?

C-SATS is a performance assessment and improvement platform. C-SATS collects intra-operative surgical videos and assesses the technical performance in the video and provides feedback to the surgeons through an online appraisal.  

 

HOW IS MY VIDEO GRADED?

C-SATS uses validated assessment tools such as GEARS and GOALS to objectively measure surgical skill. These are short and generally procedure-agnostic tools curated by academic surgeons.  

 

WHO GRADES MY VIDEO?

Pre-screened reviewers grade surgical performances.  

 

WHO ARE THE REVIEWERS?

A large panel of pre-qualified reviewers, which includes surgeons, physician assistants, and registered nurse first assistants. The key to obtaining an objective and accurate score is to acquire multiple data points from a large panel of reviewers.  

 

CAN I SELECT WHO REVIEWS MY VIDEO?

Yes. Depending on the type of feedback you would like to see, your institution can work with C-SATS to customize the reviewer panel.

 

WHICH TYPE OF CASES SHOULD I SEND IN?

In order to obtain an accurate (and anonymous) comparison to other surgeons in your specialty, C-SATS recommends sending in cases from our approved list of procedures. This will also enhance the learning opportunities provided by our platform. 

 

WHAT SPECIALTIES AND PROCEDURE TYPES HAS YOUR PLATFORM BEEN VALIDATED ON?

C-SATS has done extensive research in different specialties and modalities. This list is a sample of some of the specialties and procedures C-SATS has assessed.

A complete list of published research can be found on our Validation page.  Research projects that are ahead of print or under review by medical journals are on-going and will be posted when released.