Innovations & Research

The Bangalore Endoscopic Surgery Training Institute and Research Center has been involved in a major research projects in association with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in developing a virtual reality laparoscopic surgery training module. The Phase I of the project has been completed and the 1st module comprising of basic exercises done using a virtual reality is undergoing clinical trials. The Phase II of this project is a joint venture between B.E.S.T. Institute, DRDO and MIT of USA, which has started.

The B.E.S.T. Institute has also designed and developed several instruments and gadgets for both training and performing of laparoscopic surgeries along with many Indian manufacturers of Instruments.

The B.E.S.T. Institute and Research Center is currently involved with development of telemedicines and is conducting research and development of modules for telementoring laparoscopic surgeries.


  • Periscope
  • Basic Trainer
  • Endo trainer
  • Circulation pump
  • Training modules
  • Assessment modules


  • Virtual Reality Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator along with DRDO
  • New Laparoscopic Instrument with wrist joint along with IISc
  • 3D Video Camera system along with IISc
  • Laparoscopic instruments with sensors along with IISc