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Clinically Focused Robotics Series: Thoracic Surgery
This advanced course is a follow-on course to the initial da Vinci technical training. The course is led by two academic thoracic surgeons with extensive experience in robotic surgery. The program provides a detailed review of robotic thoracic procedures with hands-on instructions. The course includes didactic lectures, live-case observations (2 robotic lobectomies), a dry-lab as well as a hands-on human cadaveric laboratory. The curriculum will include surgical indications, patient positioning, port placement, robotic docking, instrumentation and the technical aspects of pulmonary lobectomy and thymectomy. The course also provides open round-table discussions with the two thoracic surgeons as well a discussion on the tips & pitfalls of establishing a successful robotics program.