Day 1: Postgraduate Course - Saturday November 9, 2019

HYST-605: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy from Basic to Complex


Saturday, November 9, 2019


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Room 110






Kelli R. Beingesser, Kate A. O’Hanlan


Pamela L. Emeney

Course Description

This course provides the participant with a systematic and comprehensive overview of laparoscopic hysterectomy from start to recovery, employing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) standards and minimizing complications. The course will first update the surgeon and develop basic practical skills to plan and perform efficient, effective, and safe laparoscopic hysterectomy. Surgical strategies for the more difficult hysterectomy (i.e., large fibroid uteri, multiple C-sections, apical prolapse) will also be presented with rich video demonstrations. Participants will hear and see multiple surgical approaches for safe hysterectomy, complication avoidance, and concomitant support procedures.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to1) Discuss ERAS preparation for preoperative and postoperative care; 2) plan a safe hysterectomy strategy, even when faced with intra-operative challenges; 3) employ strategies to navigate the retroperitoneal anatomy to complete difficult cases; and 4) apply time-tested tips and tricks to improve surgical efficiency, enhance patient outcomes, and minimize complications.

Course Outline

7:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewK.R. Beingesser, K.A. O’Hanlan
7:05Planning and Preparation for TLHK.A. O’Hanlan
7:30ERAS Standards Rule!P.L. Emeney
7:55TLH Procedure VideosK.A. O’Hanlan
8:20Closure of the Colpotomy, Avoiding DehiscenceK.R. Beingesser
8:45Question & AnswersAll Faculty
9:10Dissecting the Challenging Parametrium K.A. O’Hanlan
9:35Addressing Apical Support During Your TLHK.R. Beingesser
10:00Minimizing GI and GU InjuryK.A. O’Hanlan
10:25Strategies for Surgery on the Obese PatientP.L. Emeney
10:50Questions & AnswersAll Faculty