Providence Surgical Simulation Institute

Surgical Simulation Institute


To provide excellent care and safety for minimally invasive surgical patients 

About us

The Providence Surgical Simulation Institute (PSSI) provides the laboratory for practicing surgeons and surgical residents to acquire and maintain surgical skills competency. PSSI is an important resource equipped with the latest minimally invasive technology for advanced surgical education and curriculum that focuses on practice-building skills, critical assessment of patient safety and quality assurance issues. 

Vital to PSSI is its collaborative partnership with the Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education (FSIE). This partnership enables the Institute to offer courses in advanced endoscopic and laparoscopic training. FSIE also brings minimally invasive surgeons experienced in various advanced laparoscopic, therapeutic endoscopic and Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) procedures who are willing to facilitate and lead training courses.

Foundation for Surgical Innovation and Education (FSIE)



To support quality in research and education in the field of minimally invasive surgery.


FSIE was formed in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) corporation. It was founded on the belief that in order for surgeons to provide safe, quality health care, we must continually research new, less invasive therapies and educate medical practitioners. Surgeons must work vigorously to learn advanced medical technology and develop competency for curing illnesses without introducing surgical errors. This can be accomplished only through surgical education and research.