Table 2: Program director demographics.

Question Response

Area of specialty interest or expertise within general surgery ()Colorectal surgery (10.53%)
General surgery (31.58%)
Surgical oncology (15.79%)
Trauma surgery (15.79%)
Vascular surgery (15.79%)
Other (10.53%, MIS/GI surgery/abdominal wall reconstruction, laparoscopic surgery)
All (0%)

Number of years as a practicing surgery ()0–4 years (0%)
5–9 years (26.32%)
10–14 years (15.79%)
15–19 years (21.05%)
20+ years (36.84%)

Use of robotic surgery in current practice ()Yes (26.32%)
No (73.68%)

If yes, amount of years using robotic surgery in practice ()0–3 years (60%)
4–6 years (40%)
7–9 years (0%)
10+ (0%)

If yes, number of cases performed each month ()1 case
2 cases
1–3 cases
6 cases

If no, any experience in robotic surgery in practice ()Yes (14.29%)
Never used robotic surgery (85.71%)

options included: Bariatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Urology.