Yashoda Hospitals

bronchoscopy simulation center

bronchoscopy simulation center

bronchoscopy simulation center



YH SIM is a conducive training facility that empowers our trainees to practice, enrich, reteach and enhance their bronchoscopy skills & knowledge

The comprehensive hands-on training programs have been designed to create powerful learners by offering ample practice. Every trainee is carefully mentored and monitored through their path to proficiency in Bronchoscopic procedures.


Dr. Hari Kishan Gonuguntla
M.D, D.M
Lead – Division of Interventional Pulmonology & Faculty of SiM
Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad, India
National Delegate for European Association for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology (EABIP)
Director – YH SiM Center for Skills training and Simulation

Dr. Belgundi Preeti Vidyasagar
MD, DNB (Gold Medalist), DM (Pulmonary Medicine),
Consultant – Interventional Pulmonologist
Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology
Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad

Annual Training Calendar 2023 – 24



Limit Participants

March 26, 2023

Rigid Bronchoscopy


April 30, 2023

Cryo Applications


May 21, 2023

Lung Vision For PPN


June 25, 2023

EBUS TBNA – Convex


July 16, 2023

Basic Bronchoscopy


August 27, 2023

Cone Beam CT – Basics


September 24, 2023

EBUS – Convex + Radial


October 29, 2023

Medical Thoracoscopy


November 19, 2023

Basic Bronchoscopy


December 17, 2023

Electrosurgery – APC and Laser


January 21, 2024

Rigid Bronchoscopy


February 18, 2024

Thoracic Ultrasound


March 24, 2024

Basic Bronchoscopy


  • Course fee – 4000 INR
  • All Courses Include Live cases in the Operating Room along with Participants Simulation
  • Didactics, SiM Lab and Live Cases in the Operating room

Location of YH Sim Centre Training – Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad


BRONCH Mentor Platforms

The Combined GI-BRONCH Mentor™ Platform Offers a Comprehensive Training Environment for GI Endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy. The BRONCH Mentor™ provides a true to life working environment using an authentic scope with tactile feedback, and realistic visualization displayed on a 24” touch screen.

The flexible system configuration supports either lateral or posterior working positions for either team or solo training. A physical syringe enables realistic fluid delivery and BAL performance, while a physical master tool simulates a wide variety of bronchoscopic tools, such as biopsy forceps, cytology brush, aspirating needle, balloon, electrocautery probes and more.

Since the master tool requires user activation both in the working channel and of the tool handle, it is optimal for team training; solo trainees can use the virtual activation feature as an additional pair of hands.

BRONCH Express

Co-Developed with CHEST (ACCP), the BRONCH Express Provides Affordable, Portable EBUS-TBNA Training

The BRONCH Express is a portable desktop simulator that has the same quality visuals and the comprehensive learning that is found in the BRONCH Mentor simulator.  Co-developed with CHEST (the American College of Chest Physicians), this virtual reality simulator for Endobronchial Ultrasound – Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) training was developed to provide a meaningful and affordable hands-on training solution for the growing demand for EBUS-TBNA training and qualification.

The increasing demand for EBUS among pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons presents the challenge of establishing training to gain proficiency in performing the procedure safely and efficiently. Virtual patient cases offer a realistic anatomical environment based on actual patient data, seamlessly immersed in a controlled, educationally enhanced training environment.

In addition to the Essential EBUS module, the BRONCH Express supports the Essential Bronchoscopy and Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Modules.

The increasing demand for EBUS among pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons presents the challenge of establishing training to gain proficiency in performing the procedure safely and efficiently. Virtual patient cases offer a realistic anatomical environment based on actual patient data, seamlessly immersed in a controlled, educationally enhanced training environment.


A Flexible, All Inclusive, and Highly Reactive Training Environment

The BRONCH Mentor™ flexible configuration supports real life options such as posterior and lateral working positions, oral or nasal scope introduction, various classification methods for bronchial segments, and team or solo practice. A variety of virtual patient cases exhibiting realistic all-inclusive patient behavior enable training and assessment of patient management during elective, ICU and emergency situations.

Using the BRONCH Mentor, the Resident trainee is provided with a training opportunity covering the full extent of the bronchoscopic procedure, while allowing for gradual and controlled simultaneity thus optimizing the individual learning curve.

The BRONCH Mentor™ user has at the below at their disposal:

  • Realistic simulation environment, incorporating authentic scope with tactile feedback and simulated physics, flexible working setup, and a full screen mode in which display is restricted to displays available during a real procedure.
  • True to life patient environment consisting of virtual patient cases modeled after real patients, with varying anatomies and diverse pathologies. Each patient environment exhibits simulated physiology including larynx contraction, breathing and coughing, and individual attributes such as difficult to sedate, being prone to bleeding etc.
  • The highly reactive simulation incorporates reactive vital signs and consciousness level affected by virtual patient characteristics and user actions, as well as reactive complications, such as hypoxemia, bleeding, hypotension, hypertension, arrhythmia and more.
  • Comprehensive ongoing patient management including moderate sedation administration with varying effects on virtual patients, topical anesthesia administration and influence, oxygen supplement and complete patient monitoring.
  • Educational aids enhancing 3D perception and anatomical knowledge such as external visualization, anatomy atlas, internal orientation aids, anatomy labels, etc.
  • Educational environment promoting safe and efficient performance including real time guidance warnings and alerts, tutorials and video clips and comprehensive performance metrics.
  • The instructor can conveniently monitor trainees’ individual progress. Elaborate performance metrics allow for retrospect and evaluation after each performance. Effective evaluation of various bronchoscopic skills, patient management and clinical performance is easily accessible at all times.

Our Partners

Alumni Testimonials

I was able to handle my clinical responsibilities in the operating room confidently with prior simulation training in EBUS. Bronchmentor is an excellent platform for Bronchoscopy training. I recommend simulation training for every bronchoscopist before they do procedures on real patients.

Dr. Varunn MD

Batch 2020-21

My experience with simulation at IP Division Yashoda Hospitals during my fellowship training helped me a lot in clinical practice. Now i am able to do systematic EBUS confidently in a step wise manner

Dr. Vishnu

Kochi, Kerala

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