Mayo Clinic Single Port Urologic Surgery Workshop 2019

Rochester, MN US
May 1, 2019 to May 2, 2019

Course Directors: Matthew K. Tollefson, M.D. and Boyd R. Viers, M.D.

This is a comprehensive hands-on single day course designed to teach urological surgeons basic safety, skills, and advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques utilizing a single port robotic platform.  The course will utilize a stepwise approach beginning with didactic sessions on basic considerations of single port surgery followed by a hands-on dry lab emphasizing instrument manipulation, troubleshooting, and basic surgical technique. Cutting-edge video case based presentations and discussion will be utilized to enhance the attendees experience during the cadaveric wet lab.  During these small group breakout sessions, participants will have the opportunity to perform various oncologic and reconstructive urologic procedures on cadaveric specimens utilizing the single port platform.

Registration fee includes:

  • Enrollment in the one day hands-on course (either May 1 or May 2)
  • Dinner for attendee and up to 1 guest at Grand Rounds Brewing Company - May 1, 5:30-8:00 PM

Target Audience

This course is designed for Urology surgeons.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the different camera modes of the single port surgical robot, when to use them, and safety considerations of each.
  • Demonstrate the use the single port surgical robot for one-handed and two-handed suturing techniques.
  • Describe medical and safety considerations related to instrument insertion, removal, and tool change.
  • Apply robotic surgical techniques to the specific example of ureter to bladder anastomosis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/01/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/02/2019 - 5:00pm
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Mayo Clinic Stabile Building
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Rochester, Minnesota, greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by an international airport with multiple flights daily via American or Delta Airlines.

Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service, and rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from the Mayo Clinic campus.

Mayo Clinic’s appointed travel company, Ultramar Travel, is available to assist with your travel arrangements. To make your reservation, phone Ultramar Travel toll-free at 1-866-629-6885.

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Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

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Available Credit

  • 7.00 Attendance

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