Day 2: Postgraduate Course - Sunday November 10, 2019

PEARLS-708: What You Want to Know from Your Oncologist: Revelations and Recommendations


Sunday, November 10, 2019


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Rooms 111-112



In affiliation with Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO).

Presented in cooperation with the AAGL Special Interest Group on Oncology.




Noah A. Goldman, Amanda Nickles Fader


Stephen Jeffery, Pamela T. Soliman, Rebecca L. Stone

Course Description

This course will review techniques to help the gynecologic surgeon develop best practices when performing laparoscopy on difficult patients and in difficult situations. This session will be given from the perspective of gynecologic oncologists, who will provide surgical techniques and strategies to avoid complications and optimize outcomes. This includes the following: pre- and intraoperative preparation for surgery on the obese patient; incorporating Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS); completing surgery safely in a patient with a “difficult pelvis;” preventing bladder, bowel and vascular injury; managing the adnexal mass; when to refer to a gynecologic oncologist; avoiding “occult” gynecologic cancers; and defining candidates for genetic testing and risk-reducing surgery.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Evaluate patients preoperatively and create a perioperative plan for enhanced recovery; 2) develop safe techniques for laparoscopic entry and pelvic surgery in comorbid/obese women; 3) manage challenging pelvic surgery cases and avoid surgical complications; and 4) determine when women are at high risk of gynecologic malignancy and whom to recommend for genetic testing and risk reducing surgery.

Course Outline

7:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewN.A. Goldman, A. Nickles Fader
7:05Implementing Enhanced Recovery Protocols in Gynecologic LaparoscopyR.L. Stone
7:30Basic and Advanced Ureterolysis: Avoid Trouble and It Won’t Find YouP.T. Soliman
7:55Techniques for Dealing with the Difficult Bladder: “Go Wide to Inside”A. Nickles Fader
8:20Avoiding Trocar and Vascular Injuries in Laparoscopy CasesN.A. Goldman
8:45Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
9:10Preoperative Planning and Laparoscopic Techniques in Obese PatientsN.A. Goldman
9:35Management of the Adnexal Mass and When to Refer to a GYN OncologistS. Jeffery
10:00How to Avoid Operating on an “Occult” CancerS. Jeffery
10:25Who Are Candidates for Genetic Testing and Risk-Reducing Surgery?P.T. Soliman
10:50Questions & AnswersAll Faculty