Course Overview

This course provides basic system training in surgical robotics, while focusing on basic skills required to safely operate the Intuitive Surgical da Vinci® Surgical System. The course also trains surgeons in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) focusing on the safe treatment of patients with upper aerodigestive benign & malignant disease. 

Course Objectives

  • Translate the core robotic psychomotor skills that include; endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, 4th arm application, energy application, needle driving, surgical knot tying, & suturing as it relates to the execution of these skills in the remote surgeon’s console of the robotic surgical platform.  
  • Translate the proper fine motor movements required to perform microsurgery as it relates to performing basic core robotic psychomotor skills.
  • Recall and identify the general robotic platform components, settings, and features.
  • Identify the proper patient candidates for Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery.
  • Employ the proper robotic surgical technique in the following procedures; radical tonsilectomy, partial glossectomy, and suprglottic larygectomy on a cadaveric model.


  • $6,600: Includes Hotel
  • $5,600: Does Not include Hotel

To register for this course, email FHNC.Info@flhosp.org. *Both options include course materials and meals.

Access Presentations & Abstracts


Scott Magnuson, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, 

Director of Head & Neck Surgery, Florida Hospital Celebration Health


Todd Larson, RN, BSN, MSIT, CNOR

Director of Education and Training, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

Danielle Tedrick, MS

Research Scientist, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center


* Agenda is subject to change

Day 1: Mon, Mar 05, 2018

  • 8:00-12:00 Robotic Platform Training
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-16:00 Simulated Docking for ENT

Day 2: Tue, Mar 06, 2018

  • 8:25-12:00 Clinic Observation
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-17:00 Simulation Experience

Day 3: Wed, Mar 07, 2018

  • 7:00-12:00 Surgery Observations
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-17:00 Simulation Experience

Day 4: Thu, Mar 08, 2018

  • 10:00-12:00 Hands-On Robotic Lab
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-17:00 Hands-On Robotic Lab

Day 5: Fri, Mar 09, 2018

  • 8:00-12:00 Hands-On Robotic Lab
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-16:00 Independent Lab: Simulation & Micro-Surgery


Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel

225 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747


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Directions & Parking

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place

Celebration, FL 34747

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