Day 2: Monday, November 12 2018
7:00 am – 11:00 am
Nash S. Moawad, Kate A. O’Hanlan
Kelli R. Beingesser, Suketu M. Mansuria
This course provides the participant with a systematic and comprehensive overview of laparoscopic hysterectomy. The course will first focus on the basic practical skills to help surgeons become more efficient, effective and safe. Then, advanced surgical strategies for more difficult hysterectomy (i.e., large fibroid uteri, adhesions, endometriosis, C-sections etc.) will be addressed with both didactic slides and rich video to demonstrate surgical techniques and to show practical application of these methods. Participants will learn how to bridge the gap that separates novice from expert surgeons through a thoughtful overview of proper surgical technique, retroperitoneal anatomy and safe, reproducible dissection, energy sources, complication avoidance and advanced laparoscopic suturing.
At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Comfortably identify the laparoscopic anatomical structures and perform fundamental laparoscopic surgical procedures, including but not limited to, identification and dissection of the retroperitoneal space, laparoscopic ureterolysis, closure of colpotomy and cystotomy; 2) utilize surgical strategies for success when faced with intra-operative challenges; 3) identify the retroperitoneal anatomy and trace the uterine artery from its origin in the retroperitoneum in order to complete difficult cases and avoid conversion to laparotomy; and 4) employ time-tested tips and tricks to improve surgical efficiency, enhance patient outcomes, and minimize complications.
Please refer to program below.