Spine Mentor

Spinal Surgery Training Simulation

About The Spine Mentor

The Spine Mentor is a cutting-edge virtual reality training simulator designed specifically for minimally invasive spine surgery. By combining realistic materials, a physical spine model, and advanced virtual reality capabilities, the Spine Mentor offers unparalleled accuracy and realism in training. This exceptional simulator is ideal for anaesthesiologists, pain medicine surgeons, and industry learners in medical education institutions. With the lifelike anatomy and detailed on-screen procedures, the Spine Mentor allows users to practice in a safe environment, building skills and confidence through repetition. Experience the future of minimally invasive spine surgery training with the Spine Mentor.

Product Features

The Spine Mentor offers a range of impressive features designed to enhance the training experience. With safe imaging training, users can access real-time fluoroscopic images and C-arm control panels in a radiation-free environment. The simulator provides a realistic tactile experience through the use of true-to-life synthetic soft tissues, loss of resistance techniques, and dynamic haptics. Additionally, the Spine Mentor emphasizes educational orientation, promoting self-learning through dynamic instructions, didactic tools, guidance, and meaningful performance metrics to track progress.


The Spine Mentor offers users an array of benefits, including a 3D-printed spine for accurate palpation, a highly realistic puncture pad for needle penetration practice, and a real-time simulated fluoroscopic image displaying the entire spine. Users can also manipulate a virtual C-arm throughout the procedure and c dynamic haptics simulating anatomic obstacles. Additionally, the Spine Mentor provides an evaluation report with performance metrics to help users track their progress and improve their skills.


A Virtual Demo

Experience the full capability of your simulation unit with a virtual demo. The unit manufacturers, Surgical Science, will host your virtual demo whilst our team organise everything for you including scheduling, reminders, and follow-up aftercare.


The Spine Mentor offers a range of comprehensive modules designed to provide targeted training for specific procedures. In the Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) module, users can practice implementing up to 4 electrodes in the epidural space across 4 cases with varying anatomical structures, all while utilizing the loss of resistance technique and dynamic force feedback. The Lumbar Puncture module allows trainees to practice the safe insertion of a spinal needle into the subarachnoid space, position the patient correctly in a lateral recumbent position, and accurately track needle stylet for periodic CSF flow checks.


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Aftercare and Support

At Phantasim, we offer an aftercare package to ensure our friendly support team can offer assistance should you incur an issue with your simulator or modules. Phantasim are based in Western Australia, however your aftercare package allows us to remotely access your simulator via satellite and resolve any issues remotely. Should your simulator require hands-on assessment, our support team will visit your facility anywhere within Australia or New Zealand to appraise your simulator and provide a solution.

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Why Choose Phantasim?

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Sole Distributer for Australia
and New Zealand

Whether you’re in Australia or New Zealand, our team at Phantasim are your surgical simulation partners. Our dedicated team handle distribution, maintenance, and ongoing aftercare for simulation units and modules.

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Proudly Partnered With
Surgical Science

Phantasim are proudly partnered with Surgical Science, who manufacture the simulation units which support the education and growth of medical professionals across the globe.

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Premium Aftercare
And Support

Our aftercare team at Phantasim are just a phone call away. Once you’ve received your simulator, we will visit your facility for installation and analysis as well as provide ongoing aftercare and support.

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Remote Accessibility

Each simulator has remote access capabilities, allowing our team to assess any issues or irregular activities from any location. Alternatively, our support team can visit your facility as part of your aftercare package.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is clinical simulation training?

Clinical simulation training allows students in the medical field to practice their skills in an authentic, safe, simulation environment. Simulation-based training provides a great opportunity for students to increase their knowledge in both technical and non-technical procedures, with built-in software providing feedback and guidance along the way. Students can practice, learn, and increase their surgical skills with peace of mind knowing they’re safely practicing without risking the life of a live patient.

Is simulation training effective?

Absolutely. Simulation training allows medical professionals to practice their skills via virtual reality without risking the safety of a live patient. They also have the benefit of reducing the demand on supervision time which leads to more skilled and confident medical professionals. Whilst using the simulator, real time guidance and feedback is provided with the software so any mistakes made are recognised instantly.


Universities throughout Australia and New Zealand would greatly benefit from investing in a surgical simulator for their students studying in the medical industry. This advanced tool allows students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to move into their preferred field with both confidence and competence.

How much does a clinical simulation cost?

A human patient simulator typically ranges in price from $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the type, brand, features, and included support services.

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