This course is designed to provide fellows with the latest information on robotic-assisted laparoscopic pelvic reconstructive surgery from three experienced robotic surgeons who run programs at major academic centers. The lectures will be focused on relevant anatomy, patient selection, surgical steps, avoiding and managing complications, and the current evidence regarding efficacy of sacrocolpopexy and surgical alternatives as well as some tips on contract negotiation and practice building. The full day hands-on cadaveric lab will allow fellows to practice robotic surgical techniques.
This year’s course will train 24 fellows who are currently in their second or third year of fellowship and who have not attended this course in the past. Each fellow will spend one day in the robotic lab and one day in didactic sessions.
May 17-19, 2017
Patrick Culligan, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology
Director of Urogynecology
Weill Cornell Medicine Dept. of Urology
Kimberly Kenton MD, MS
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology
Division Chief & Fellowship Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Christopher M. Tarnay, MD
Chief, Division of FPMRS
UCLA School of Medicine, Department of OB/GYN and Urology
Click here to view the tentative schedule for the course.
This course is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Intuitive Surgical and Boston Scientific.