ANAT-602 | The Competent Surgeon – A Master of Retropelvic Anatomy AND surgical Dissection


Day 1, Sunday, November 11, 2018


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Room: 120






R. Wendel Naumann, Robert M. Rogers


Fariba Mohtashami, Matthew T. Siedhoff, Craig J. Sobolewski

Presented in affiliation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)


The competent gynecologic surgeon at the operating table is characterized by a working knowledge of retroperitoneal anatomy and expert surgical dissection skills. Poor surgical dissection skills may result in surgical inefficiencies, unnecessary blood loss, loss of visual cues, and an increased risk of surgical complications – both intraoperatively and postoperatively. This course will teach the participants a systematic method on how to spatially organize female retroperitoneal anatomy, and how to name the individual anatomic structures contained in each anatomic region and space. The participant will learn specific techniques and patterns of surgical dissection and strategies for watching and learning from surgical videos. As a result of this course, the participant will know how to tackle complex pelvic and retroperitoneal pathology in order to perform efficient and safe hysterectomy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Discuss strategies to safely dissect ‘mm by mm’ in the retroperitoneal anatomic regions and spaces; 2) distinguish anatomic regions and spaces in an organized spatial continuum; and 3) classify anatomic structures contained within each region and space.

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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