This course is the next level to the initial da Vinci technical training and is led by two academic thoracic surgeons with extensive experience in robotic surgery. The program provides a detailed review of robotic thoracic procedures the include: didactic lectures, live-case observations (2 robotic lobectomies), a dry-lab as well as a hands-on human cadaveric laboratory. The curriculum includes: surgical indications, patient positioning, port placement, robotic docking, instrumentation and the technical aspects a pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy. The course also provides open round-table discussions with the two thoracic surgeons, as well as, discussions on the tips & pitfalls of establishing a successful robotics program.
Completion of da Vinci Technology online course and assessment
After the course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the indications for robotic surgery, port placement, robotic docking, and instrumentation utilized in a robotic pulmonary lobectomy.
- Explain the procedural approach and technical aspects of a robotic lobectomy.
- Discuss the indications, patient preparation, port placement, robotic docking and instrumentation utilized in a robotic thymectomy.
- Identify the tips and pitfalls of starting a robotics program.
- Translate the core robotic psychomotor skills that include: endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, use of the 4th arm, energy application, robotic stapling, robotic suturing and use of the Firefly mode as it relates to the execution of these skills in a remote surgeon’s console.
- Identify and troubleshoot most common technical problems encountered during a robotic procedure
$3,200 includes hands-on anatomical dissection, lectures, course-related materials, case observation and hotel accommodations.
Florida Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Florida Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Jacques Fontaine, M.D., FACS, FRCS(c)
Section Head, Mesothelioma Treatment & Research Center
Program Director, Robotic Thoracic Surgery Fellowship
H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Associate Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Luis Herrera, MD
Section Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery
UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, Orlando, Florida
Affiliate Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida
Todd Larson, RN, BSN, MSIT, CNOR
Director of Education and Training at Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
Danielle Tedrick, MS
Research Scientist at Florida Hospital Nicholson Center
Babs Morrissiey, BS
Education Operations Manager at Florida Hospital Nicholson Center