Course Description

Course Overview

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 fluorescence imaging vision technology can help aid in the visualization and detection of endometriosis to help guide surgical resection.

Utilizing 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. 


  • Describe multi-port and single port techniques for benign gynecological surgery.
  • Examine and analyze the minimally invasive surgical techniques and methodology behind endometriosis surgery.
  • Discuss the use of the robotic surgical system for the surgical treatment of deeply infiltrating endometriosis.
  • Utilize component separation techniques and fluorescence imaging vision technology to help identify and resect early stages of endometriosis.

Registration Fee: $2,500


Access Presentations & Abstracts


Aileen Caceres, MD, MPH, FACOG

Course Director

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

Course Director

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)

Daniele Geras Fuhrich, MD

Caceres Specialized Gynecology

Kissimmee, Florida

Michael McDonald, MD

AdventHealth Celebration, Florida

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


* *Agenda subject to change

Day 1: Tue, Oct 01, 2019

  • 06:45 - 07:15 Welcome & Breakfast
  • 07:15- 07:30 Course Introduction Overview Presentor: Daniele Fuhrich, MD
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Laboratory- Robotic Port Placement & Docking
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Laboratory: Robotic Simulation
  • 10:30 - 12:30 Systematization in Robotics in DIE Surgery Presentor: Thiers Soares, MD
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Endometriosis Treatment Approaches Presentor: Aileen Caceres, MD
  • 13:30 - 15:30 Laboratory: Robotic Skills
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Break
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Single Site Technique & Fluorescence Imaging in Endometriosis Presentor: Aileen Caceres, MD
  • 17:00 Wrap up for the day

Day 2: Wed, Oct 02, 2019

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast, Change into Scrubs, Transit to Operating Room
  • 08:00 - 11:30 Live Case Observation with Moderator Presentor: Aileen Caceres, MD
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Intestinal Endometriosis Presentor: Carlos Ortiz, MD
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 16:45 Live Case Observation with Moderator Presentor: Aileen Caceres, MD
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Adjourn for the Day

Day 3: Thu, Oct 03, 2019

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast & Change into Scrubs
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Ureteral Endometriosis Presentor: Michael McDonald, MD
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Benefits of Robotic Simulation Training Presentor: John Tramont, MD
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Morning Break
  • 09:30 - 12:00 Laboratory: Robotic Skills Simulation
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 - 14:15 Cadaveric Laboratory I
  • 14:15 - 16:30 Cadaveric Laboratory II
  • 16:30 - 16:45 Wrap Up & Adjourn


Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection

710 Bloom Street

Celebration, FL


Directions & Parking

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place 

Celebration, FL 34747

Parking: Two lots are available on either side of the facility for free parking