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Robotic Pancreatic Surgery Advanced Course

Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Robotic Bariatric Surgery Advanced Course

Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course

International Robotic and Endoscopic Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy Workshop

Robotic Colorectal Surgery Course

Upper GI Robotic Surgery Advanced Course

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
Robotic training on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial


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COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, participants will be able:
  • to identify the specific robotic platform components, settings and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  • to understand the proper robotic platform pre operative set-up for pancreatic surgery
  • to define the role of robotics in current pancreatic surgery practice
  • to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the evidencebased practice in this emerging field
  • to provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures and pre-recorded operative demonstrations with interactive discussions between participants and faculty members
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Digestive surgeons, HPB and liver surgeons, laparoscopic surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux F.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

TBD

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  2. To understand the proper robotic platform in the preoperative set-up for upper GI surgery
  3. To understand and replicate the critical surgical steps for the safe and effective use of the robotic platform in upper GI surgery
  4. To define the role of the robot in the current esophageal and gastric surgery practice
  5. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of this emerging field

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures with interactive discussions between participants and Faculty members
  • Interactive sessions with operating surgeons during live surgery
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Robotic surgery training and practice on simulators and anatomical specimens including the latest generation of robotic systems

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY PANEL

I. Broeders NL - Y.K. Chao TW - B. Dallemagne BE - H. Fuchs DE - W.J. Hyung KR - S. Perretta IT - J.P. Ruurda NL - R. Van Hillegersberg NL
The essential advantage of the video-assisted cervical access is the quality of vision of the operating field, while avoiding a scar in the middle of the neck.

It is thanks to Asian teams, and notably Professor WY Chung (Seoul, South Korea), that the technique could be developed, and more particularly so through the axillary route.
The real endoscopic thyroid surgery became available with the advent of the robot. The 3D vision, the instruments which can be manipulated in all spatial planes, and the absence of visible scars make it a technique of choice.

In this course, we will address and outline all the innovations in the field of thyroid and parathyroid surgery using endoscopic and robotic approaches.
We will present all robotic techniques (with the latest advances) including the transoral endoscopic approach.
Course participants will have the opportunity to discuss with Faculty experts. They will be able either to extend their experience or to start with this new technique which will obviously be the surgery of the future for the cervical region.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

> Full immersion in outstanding facilities
> 2 half days of hands-on practice on human cadavers
> Didactic lectures and live video demonstrations provided by world-renowned experts
> Live 3D demonstrations

COURSE DIRECTORS

J. Marescaux FR - P. Aïdan FR - M. Vix FR

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY PANEL

P. Aïdan FR - A. Anuwong TH - L. Brunaud FR - W.Y. Chung KR - V. Couloigner FR - Q.Y. Duh US - A. Imperiale FR - E. Kandil US - H.Y. Kim KR - D.L. Kang KR - Y.W. Koh KR - B. Lörincz DE - G. Materazzi IT - P. Miccoli IT - T. Okamoto JP - M. Vix FR - H.S. Wu TW

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To cover a broad spectrum of surgical procedures in robotic colorectal surgery
  • To provide indications for robotic surgical treatments and discuss operative complications
  • To highlight technical aspects of robotic surgical interventions through the broadcasting of live procedures
  • To allow real-time discussion between operators and trainee surgeons
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in robotic surgery through practice on anatomical specimens under expert tutorial

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between Faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens on technical platform with robotic systems

TARGET AUDIENCE

Surgeons

COURSE DIRECTOR

J. Marescaux (FR - RW)

FACULTY PANEL

G. Choi (KR) - A. Forgione (IT) - S.-H. Kim (KR) - D. Koh (SG) - A. Melani (BR) - J. Okuda (JP) - E. Parra Davila (US) - A. Parvaiz (GB) - L. Romagnolo (BR) - P. Sylla (US)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To identify the specific robotic platform components, settings, and features required to safely use and operate the robotic surgical platform
  2. To understand the proper robotic platform in the preoperative set-up for upper GI surgery
  3. To understand and replicate the critical surgical steps for the safe and effective use of the robotic platform in upper GI surgery
  4. To define the role of the robot in the current esophageal and gastric surgery practice
  5. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of this emerging field

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures with interactive discussions between participants and Faculty members
  • Interactive sessions with operating surgeons during live surgery
  • Video-based discussion sessions with Q&A
  • Robotic surgery training and practice on simulators and anatomical specimens including the latest generation of robotic systems

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY PANEL

I. Broeders NL - Y.K. Chao TW - B. Dallemagne BE - H. Fuchs DE - W.J. Hyung KR - S. Perretta IT - J.P. Ruurda NL - R. Van Hillegersberg NL

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

FOR OPTION A and C

8.00 am PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy
  • Robotic central pancreatectomy
  • Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
PLENARY SESSION - LECTURES
How to do?
Video-based discussion
  • Basic principles in robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Tips and tricks in robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Are there limits in robotic pancreatectomy?
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute
Delivery of certificates of attendance for OPTION A

2.00 pm FOR OPTION C
(OPTION A: afternoon free )

HANDS-ON TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic distal pancreatectomy
  • Robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
6.30 pm End of the seminar
Delivery of certificates of attendance for OPTION C

WEDNESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants


8.05 am
VIDEO SESSION
  • Robotic splenic flexure takedown: medial-to-lateral approach using the Si or Xi surgical systems
  • Robotic LAR: how to maximize success in difficult surgery
  • Suprapubic robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Robotic rectal surgery: how to do it
  • Tips and tricks in robotic TME
  • Robotic transanal TME
9.15 am

LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic TME
  • Robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic Transanal TME
12.00 pm
DEBATES
  • What are the advantages of the robotic approach for colorectal surgery?
  • What kind of next generation robotic platforms are we waiting for?
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm

PRE-LAB SESSION
  • Types of robots available
  • Trocar placement
  • Docking
  • Instruments
  • Understanding the robotic arms
  • Patient position and different tables
  • Robotic right colectomy
  • Robotic left colectomy
  • Robotic TME
  • Complications and how to avoid them
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
  • Robotic colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Robotic sigmoidectomy
  • Robotic low anterior resection (LAR)
  • TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance

Robotic Bariatric Surgery Advanced Course: COURSE PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2

7.45 am
Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
For Option A and Option B
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
* Robotic sleeve gastrectomy
* Robotic gastric bypass
* Robotic redos

PLENARY SESSIONS-LECTURES
* Robotics in obesity surgery
* Sleeve gastrectomy: Technique and pitfalls
* Robotic gastric bypass: Technique
* Next steps in robotics

12.30 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.30 pm
For Option B
(Option A: afternoon free)

TRAINING ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS
* Robotic sleeve gastrectomy
* Robotic gastric bypass

6.00 pm
End of session
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A, B and C
Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 amINTRODUCTION
- "Anatomy" of a surgical robot
- Principles of ports placement and docking: abdominal and thoracic approaches
- Robotic instruments and energy tools

LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic gastrectomy

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Robotic anti-reflux surgery
- Robotic Heller myotomy
- Robotic gastric conduit formation
- Anastomoses techniques in robotic gastrectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided gastric surgery

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN
OPTION B: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON ROBOTIC SIMULATORS: ABDOMEN
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE
- Fundoplication
- Heller myotomy
- Gastric mobilization
- D2 lymphadenectomy
- Creation of gastric tube
- Gastrectomy

6.30 pm End of the session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants

FRIDAY

7.45 amFOR OPTION A, B and C
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 amLIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic esophagectomy: thoracic phase

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Extended and total 2 fields lymphadenectomy in robotic esophagectomy
- Anastomotic techniques in robotic esophagectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided esophageal surgery
- Robotic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
- Robotic transhiatal esophagectomy

CURRENT EVIDENCE OF THE ROLE OF ROBOTICS IN UPPER GI SURGERY

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION B & C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN - THORAX
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE
- Esophageal mobilization
- Extended lymphadenectomy
- Thoracic anastomosis (hand-sewn/stapled)
- Gastrectomy
- Fundoplication

6.30 pm End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications

THURSDAY

7.45 am
Registration and welcoming of participants

FOCUS ON THYROIDECTOMY
8.00 am
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT)
  • Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy   
  • Transaxillary total thyroidectomy with central neck dissection
  • Retroauricular approach
12.00 pm
Lunch at the institute

1.00 pm
Plenary session
  • Oncologic rules in thyroid surgery
  • Robotics and augmented endocrine surgery
  • Robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy (RATT): tips & tricks
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy: tips & tricks
  • Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy: tips & tricks   
  • Minimally invasive thyroidectomy: which approach would you choose?    
  • Is minimally invasive thyroidectomy a real progress?
  • Robotic thyroidectomy: first experience for children
5.30 pm
End of the session

FRIDAY

7.45 am
Evaluation of the previous day

FOCUS ON PARATHYROIDECTOMY
8.00 am
Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy (MIVAP)
  • Transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy    
  • Robot-assisted parathyroidectomy
11.00 am
Plenary session

SPECIFIC IMAGING IN PARATHYROID SURGERY
  • Preoperative parathyroid imaging: 3D reconstruction
  • Preoperative parathyroid imaging: Sestamibi, F-Fluorocholine SPECT-CT
  • Intraoperative optical imaging for parathyroid surgery
PARTICULARITIES OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE OR ROBOTIC PARATHYROIDECTOMIES
  • Benefit of minimally invasive approach
  • What does the robot bring in this approach
  • Augmented reality in redo parathyroidectomy
1.00 pm
Lunch at the institute

2.00 pm
Hands-on training on human cadavers 
Docking of robot: Xi, X, SP

Anatomy:
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Muscles, nerves, and vessels
  • Surgical considerations
Approaches:
  • Considerations for robotic approach
  • Axillary
  • Retroauricular
  • Transoral vestibular
5.30 pm
End of the session

8.30 pm
Dinner in honor of the participants

SATURDAY

7.45 am
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 am
Hands-on training on human cadavers 
Docking of robot: Xi, X, SP

Anatomy:
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Muscles, nerves, and vessels
  • Surgical considerations
Approaches:
  • Considerations for robotic approach
  • Axillary
  • Retroauricular
  • Transoral vestibular
12.00 pm
Lunch at the institute
End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance


Program may be subject to modifications

TUESDAY

7.45 am Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 am
LIVE AND PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
  • Robotic platform - How it works
  • Troubleshooting and complications specific to the robot set-up
  • Robotic approach for right colectomy
  • Robotic approach for transverse colectomy
  • Robotic approach for splenic flexure
  • Robotic approach for left colectomy
  • Robotic approach for TME
  • Robotic single port for transanal surgery
  • ICG in colorectal surgery
  • Complications and how to avoid them
12.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

1.00 pm
PRACTICE ON VIRTUAL SIMULATORS
  • Basic functioning of the machine
  • Camera control, clutching and switching between the arms
  • Basic grasping and transfer
  • Needle control, suturing and knot tying
  • Clipping, energy and dissection
3.00 pm
PRACTICE ON PELVIC TRAINERS
  • How to set up the machine
  • How to control camera, operative arm
  • How to control the fourth arm
  • Suturing, clip applying
  • How to perform an ex-vivo bowel anastomosis
6.00 pm End of session

WEDNESDAY

8.45 am Evaluation of the previous day

9.00 am
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART I
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pm
PRACTICE ON ANATOMICAL SPECIMENS - PART II
  • Right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis
  • Left colectomy with splenic flexure mobilization
  • Total Mesorectal Excision - TME
6.00 pm End of the seminar / Delivery of certificates of attendance

THURSDAY

7.45 am
FOR OPTION A, B and C
Registration and welcoming of participants

8.00 amINTRODUCTION
- "Anatomy" of a surgical robot
- Principles of ports placement and docking: abdominal and thoracic approaches
- Robotic instruments and energy tools

LIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic gastrectomy

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Robotic anti-reflux surgery
- Robotic Heller myotomy
- Robotic gastric conduit formation
- Anastomoses techniques in robotic gastrectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided gastric surgery

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN
OPTION B: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON ROBOTIC SIMULATORS: ABDOMEN
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE
- Fundoplication
- Heller myotomy
- Gastric mobilization
- D2 lymphadenectomy
- Creation of gastric tube
- Gastrectomy

6.30 pm End of the session

8.00 pm Dinner in honor of participants

FRIDAY

7.45 amFOR OPTION A, B and C
Evaluation of the previous day

8.00 amLIVE OR PRE-RECORDED OPERATIVE DEMONSTRATION
- Robotic esophagectomy: thoracic phase

THEORETICAL SESSION
How to do? Video-based discussion
- Extended and total 2 fields lymphadenectomy in robotic esophagectomy
- Anastomotic techniques in robotic esophagectomy
- Robotic fluorescence-guided esophageal surgery
- Robotic esophageal diverticulectomy and myotomy
- Robotic transhiatal esophagectomy

CURRENT EVIDENCE OF THE ROLE OF ROBOTICS IN UPPER GI SURGERY

1.00 pm Lunch at the Institute

2.00 pmOPTION B & C: HANDS-ON TRAINING ON HUMAN CADAVERS: ABDOMEN - THORAX
OPTION A: AFTERNOON FREE
- Esophageal mobilization
- Extended lymphadenectomy
- Thoracic anastomosis (hand-sewn/stapled)
- Gastrectomy
- Fundoplication

6.30 pm End of the course
Delivery of certificates of attendance
Program may be subject to modifications