HYST-703 | Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Surgical Techniques to Make Complex Pathology Look Easy


Day 2: Monday, November 12 2018


12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Room: 124


Cadaveric Lab




Cara R. King, Antonio G. Setubal


Kelli R. Beingesser, Gabriele Centini, Nicholas Fogelson, Suketu M. Mansuria, Nash S. Moawad, Kate A. O’Hanlan, Peter M. Rudnicki

This course is pending approval for ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV


This course is designed to provide a systematic and comprehensive overview of laparoscopic hysterectomy. Participants will be guided through the hysterectomy procedure, taught standard techniques and strategies. The faculty will navigate through the retroperitoneal spaces, lateral side wall, vesicouterine and retro-vaginal spaces and be taught strategies on identifying the ureter, uterine artery at the origin, inferior hypogastric nerves, and the vesicosacral ligaments. Knowledge of this crucial anatomy will assist participants in avoiding complications, while gaining the tools to recognize and manage complications when they do occur. Throughout this dissection, proper uterine manipulation to maximize exposure and laparoscopic suturing will be demonstrated. Conventional laparoscopy will be utilized for cadaveric dissection; however, the foundations of dissection and anatomical relationships are applicable to all modalities of pelvic surgery.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Apply proper surgical dissection techniques to minimize complications and enhance the success of a minimally invasive hysterectomy; 2) implement knowledge of retroperitoneal anatomy to facilitate successful execution of a laparoscopic hysterectomy when complex pathology is encountered; and 3) demonstrate proficiency in laparoscopic suturing utilizing conventional laparoscopic instruments.

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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