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ABSTRACT: We present a case of a 32-year-old female patient with the diagnosis of gallstone disease and choledocholithiasis. Prior to in vivo surgery, we practiced the critical steps of the procedure using a proposed inert training model. We performed a robot-assisted laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, obtaining one stone. The operating time was 140min (console time: 120min) with no complications during the procedure. The patient was discharged 2days after the operation. Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery of the common bile duct is a safe and effective procedure and seems to have some benefits over conventional laparoscopic surgery. KeywordsCholedocholithiasis–Robotic surgery–Laparoscopy–TrainingJournal of Robotic Surgery 04/2012; 5(2):145-148.