Day 2: Postgraduate Course - Sunday November 10, 2019

ROBO-704: Simplify the Complex: Advanced Robotics


Sunday, November 10, 2019


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Rooms 119-120






Kathy Huang, Gaby N. Moawad


Antonio R. Gargiulo, Kristin E. Patzkowsky

Course Description

With the rapid uptake of minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic procedures, the robotic platform showed its impact in converting complex benign procedures from the open approach to an MIS approach. This course is designed to help experienced gynecologic surgeons successfully perform more complex robotic procedures in a minimally invasive fashion. Lectures will include discussion on the strategies for managing complex robotic hysterectomies and myomectomies, the value of the robotic platform in surgical pelvic anatomy, and management of adenomyosis and endometriosis. Planning and patients’ optimization for surgery will be reviewed in detail, along with practical tips that surgeons can implement in their daily clinical practice. Distinguished faculty include recognized experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and their experience with participants.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Identify the value of robotic surgery in complex gynecologic procedures; 2) demonstrate an understanding of surgical tips and tricks and management of complex diseases; and 3) discuss the value of a comprehensive strategy to safely achieve success in a robotic program.

Course Outline

7:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewK. Huang, G.N. Moawad
7:05The Retroperitoneum through the Eyes of the RobotG.N. Moawad
7:30Endometriosis Beyond Powder Burns: Endometriomas and Peritoneal EndoK.E. Patzkowsky
7:55How Many Is Too Many? Robotic Myomectomy A to ZA.R. Gargiulo
8:20More Buck for the Banks: Cost Efficiency in RoboticsK. Huang
8:45Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
9:10Size Does Not Matter: The Complex HysterectomyK.E. Patzkowsky
9:35When in Deep Endo: Management of Ureteral, Bowel EndometriosisK. Huang
10:00Adenomyosis Surgery: When and How?A.R. Gargiulo
10:25Assistant-Less Surgery: Reduced Port RoboticsG.N. Moawad
10:50Questions & AnswersAll Faculty