In the upcoming 2023 Advances in Genitourinary Robotics Reconstruction Course at Northwestern University, participants will have the opportunity to gather and discuss the intricacies of robotic reconstructive surgery. Led by Dr. Ziho Lee, an esteemed assistant professor and director of Urologic Male Reconstruction and Robotic Reconstructive Surgery, this course aims to bring together surgeons and physicians interested in the field of robotic reconstructive surgery. It will serve as a platform for building networks, exchanging knowledge and expertise, as well as reviewing relevant literature in the field.
The use of robotics in reconstructive surgery has gained significant interest and traction due to its numerous benefits. Minimally invasive robotic surgery offers advantages such as shorter hospital stays, reduced postoperative pain, and faster recovery times. With these advantages in mind, the course seeks to explore and expand the application of robotics in complex reconstructive procedures.
An exceptional panel of faculty, renowned pioneers in the field, will be present at the course to share their insights and experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to learn valuable tips and tricks, establish their practices, and engage in discussions on complex intraoperative decision-making. These discussions will not only aid in clinical decision-making but will also contribute to advancements in research.
A unique aspect of the course is its discussion-based format. Attendees will have the chance to pose questions and seek guidance on topics such as robotic port placement, accessing complex abdomens, and patient selection for specific procedures. Complex decision-making scenarios, including branching off the reconstructive ladder and managing unexpected intraoperative findings, will also be covered.
The course caters to a diverse range of attendees. Interested residents will have the opportunity to network with various fellowship directors, enhancing their career prospects. Current fellows specializing in robotic reconstruction will find the course highly beneficial for their professional development. Seasoned attending physicians who wish to expand their expertise in robotic reconstruction will also find the course highly educational and enlightening.
Previous iterations of the course have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from faculty members across institutions. Participants appreciated how the course expanded their surgical repertoire and instilled confidence in tackling complex reconstructive scenarios. As such, the upcoming 2023 Advances in Genitourinary Robotics Reconstruction Course promises to be an incredible educational and networking event for robotic reconstructive surgeons.
– Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
– Dr. Ziho Lee, Assistant Professor and Director of Urologic Male Reconstruction and Robotic Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
– Transcript from the video by Dr. Ziho Lee on the 2023 Advances in Genitourinary Robotics Reconstruction Course at Northwestern University (edited for clarity)