Day 1: Postgraduate Course - Saturday November 9, 2019

HYST-606 | Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Systematic Approach to Conquer Complex Pathology

Date

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location

TBD

Type

Cadaveric Lab

The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2020.

Fee

$1,575 (includes HYST-605 didactic from 7:00 am – 11:00 am)

Co-Chair

Cara R. King, Mario Malzoni

Faculty

Kelli R. Beingesser, Pamela L. Emeney, Alka Kriplani, Eric C. Liberman, Kate A. O’Hanlan, Marianna Rasile, Sunita R. Tandulwadkar, Prakash H. Trivedi, Linda C. Yang

Course Description

This course provides a methodical and comprehensive overview of laparoscopic hysterectomy. Participants will be guided through a laparoscopic hysterectomy utilizing a systematic, reproducible approach that can be applied to complex pathology. Participants will be taught surgical techniques to efficiently and confidently navigate the retroperitoneal spaces for identification of the ureter, uterine artery at its origin, and hypogastric nerves for safe hysterectomy execution. A thorough understanding of this crucial anatomy will assist participants in avoiding complications, while gaining the confidence to recognize them when they arise. Vaginal cuff closure techniques utilizing laparoscopic suturing that incorporate the uterosacral ligaments for apical support will also be reviewed. Conventional “straight stick” laparoscopy will be utilized for cadaveric dissection; however, these dissection principles and foundations of anatomy can be applied to all modalities of pelvic surgery.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to1) Apply proper dissection techniques to maximize exposure and minimize complications while performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy; 2) identify key structures to enable safe laparoscopic hysterectomy execution and minimize complications; and 3) implement proficiency in laparoscopic suturing for vaginal cuff closure including apical vaginal support.

Course Outline

12:30Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewC.R. King, M. Malzoni
12:35LAB I: Conquering Retroperitoneal Spaces of the Pelvis
  • Development of Avascular Spaces of the Pelvic Side Wall
  • Identification of the Uterine Artery from Its Origin
  • Ureterolysis
  • Identification of the Hypogastric Nerves
2:35Break
2:50LAB II: Systematic Approach to Hysterectomy
  • Development of Avascular Spaces of the Pelvic Side Wall
  • Identification of the Uterine Artery from Its Origin
  • Ureterolysis
  • Identification of the Hypogastric Nerves
4:15Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
4:30Adjourn