Masterclass in Advanced Hands-on Robotic Surgery

Sun, April 14 from 09.00 - 17.00

Fribourg, Switzerland

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What's in it for you?

The Masterclass in Hands-On Robotic Surgery is a one-day course that offers an opportunity for intensive learning and advanced hands-on training in a small group setting led by expert instructors. 

What you'll be able to do

Robotic right colectomy and intracorporeal bowel anastomosis:

  • Indication
  • Technique
  • Safe performance
  • Technical troubleshooting
  • Complication management

What you'll get

  • Expert lectures, didactic surgical videos and simulation time
  • Performance of intracorporeal anastomosis in an animal model on a daVinci Xi system
  • 4 instructors will train a maximum of 8 participants
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Course faculty

Jim Khan

Portsmouth, UK

Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently appointed as a consultant colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where he treats a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum.

Deena Harji

Manchester, UK

Professor Deena Harji is a multi-award-winning consultant robotic and colorectal surgeon appointed to Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation. She is the only surgeon being awarded both the Intercollegiate ASGBI Gold Medal for her performance in the FRCS and the Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland Young Coloproctologist of the Year.


Schedule and Agenda

Apr 14, 2024





Masterclass in Hands-on Robotic Surgery (6 CME)


Date/Time: Sun 14.04. 2024 09:00 – 18:00

Credits: 6 CME


09:00 - 09:30 Indications, anatomy, patient positioning and port placement
09:30 - 10:00 Advanced Technologies: fluorescence imaging, vessel sealer, and staplers
10:00 - 10:30 Step by step technique of robotic right colectomy
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Hands-on: simulation & intracorporeal anastomosis in an animal model
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:45 Troubleshooting and complications management
13:45 - 14:45 Learning curve, anatomic variations, and the path to expertise - advice from master surgeons and case demonstrations
14:45 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:45 Hands-on: simulation & intracorporeal anastomosis in an animal model
16:45 - 17:00 Course evaluation and final discussion with the experts

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