Description

This course is designed to facilitate the surgeon with didactic and hands on cadaveric training experience.Conducted by a Faculty of experienced Surgeons, this is an intensive two day course of lectures, debate, exchange and practical hands on experience on TORS procedures using an XI Da Vinci Robot.Number of DISSECTORS limited to 8DISSECTORS – will have full access to the Da Vinci Robot with hands on procedures on fresh frozen cadavers and attendance to the Clinical Lectures.30 NON DISSECTOR places only -NON DISSECTORS – will have full access to the Clinical Lectures only- Refreshments included — Course certificate on completion — Course Dinner -The course uses fresh frozen cadaveric specimens Course ObjectivesNon Dissectors – Clinical Lectures only:Define the role of transoral robotic surgery in current day head & neck cancer practiceAppreciate the strengths and weakness of the evidence base in this emerging fieldShare best practice on setting up a robotic surgery programmeUnderstand the benefits and rationale of offering a transoral resection serviceGain an insight into the pathological assessment of transoral resectionsUnderstand the adjuvant treatment schedule following transoral surgeryDissectors – full access to the Da Vinci RobotBecome familiar with the function and operation of the Da Vinci Surgical SystemAppreciate the ergonomics of the Da Vinci Surgical System Robot and the available robotic instrumentationUnderstand the selection process for patient postion, Da Vinci surgical team position and robotic surgical approachesLean robotic tissue dissection techniques using monopolar energy