Endometriosis can occur in one in ten women of reproductive age. It is most often diagnosed in women in their mid 30's and 40's, but recent data demonstrates that it can occur in early ages. Most women with the disease will experience a delay in the diagnosis and consequent treatment of the condition. Most data show that it can typically take seven years from first presenting with symptoms for a patient to be diagnosed with endometriosis.
The use of robotic surgery in endometriosis diagnoses and treatment provides surgeons an additional tool for endometriosis surgery, particularly deeply infiltrating disease. The use of robotics in endometriosis surgery offers the advantage of 3D visualization, utilization of wristed instruments, ergonomics and tremor filtration. The robotic platform also allows for the multidisciplinary approach to disease treatment in cases where bowel and bladder endometriosis may be present. In early cases of endometriosis, the use of the Firefly technology can help aid in the visualization and detection of endometriosis to help guide surgical resection.
With a strong practice focus, this course will include anatomical, clinical, and surgical oriented lectures, anatomical dissection with hands-on supervision and clinical case discussions to consolidate learning objectives. The face-to-face relationship between the faculty and participants makes this course an important technical experience for all specialists who want to improve their abilities to treat endometriosis and better address surgical resection of deeply infiltrating disease.
- Examine and analyze the surgical techniques and methodology behind endometriosis surgery.
- Discuss the role of the robotic surgical system in deeply infiltrating endometriosis
- Use component separation techniques and Firefly technology to help identify and resect early stages of endometriosis.
- Course Price Including Hotel Reservation: $2999
- Course Price without Hotel: $2700
This two-day course includes didactic learning, video presentations, simulation and cadaver lab training.
Aileen Caceres, MD, MPH, FACOG
Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Endometriosis Center for Women
Medical Director, Center for Hereditary Syndromes and Genetics
Clerkship Director & Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Thiers Soares, MD
Chief of Gynecologic Endoscopy Section, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chief of Gynecologic Endoscopy Section, Cardoso Fontes Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Professor of Gynecologic Endoscopy Postgraduate Course, Suprema University/ Crispi Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Videosurgery (SOBRACIL-RJ)
Committee Membership of AAGL
Board of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)
Board of the Global Society of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Surgeons (GSEPS)
Claudio Crispi, MD
John Tramont, MD
Assistant Professor of OB/Gyn, UCF College of Medicine;
Director for Surgical Services, UCF Health – College of Medicine Practice
Medical Director, UCF Health Lake Nona Complex
Associate Clerkship Director, OB/Gyn