Day 1: Postgraduate Course - Saturday November 9, 2019

ROBO-602: Robotics in Benign Gynecology


Saturday, November 9, 2019


12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Rooms 220-222



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

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.


$1,575 (includes ROBO-601 didactic from 7:00 am – 11:00 am)


Shanti I. Mohling, Jamal Mourad


Michael J. Bonidie, Rayan A. Elkattah, Richard W. Farnam, Devin M. Garza, Erinn Myers, Regina P. Montero, Ido Sirota, Marc L. Winter

Course Description

This course is designed to help gynecologic surgeons incorporate robotic-assisted technology into their minimally invasive surgery armamentarium. Faculty will share their expertise and guide you through simulation and hands-on cadaveric dissection. The course will include an anatomical tour of the pelvis through the robot’s eye, strategies for patient selection, OR setup, patient positioning, port placement, docking, and instrumentation.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to1) Develop skills in using the robotic platform as an adjunct for minimally invasive surgery in benign gynecology; 2) identify pelvic anatomy through the robotic perspective as it applies to gynecologic procedures; and 3) employ a team approach to OR setup, patient positioning, docking, and instrumentation that leads to surgical efficiency, safety, and limitation of complications.

Course Outline

12:30Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewS.I. Mohling, J. Mourad
12:35 LAB I: Simulation Lab, Room Set Up, Patient Positioning, Docking, Port Placement, and Instruments
2:40 LAB II: Develop a Basic Robotic Skillset for Pelvic Sidewall Dissection and Hysterectomy in a Safe and Reproducible Manner
4:20Questions & AnswersAll Faculty