M.A.R.C. Institute
8850 NW 20th St. 
Doral, Florida 33172-2602

THURSDAY, November 30, 2017

DESCRIPTION OF CADAVER LAB SESSIONS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

LAPAROSCOPIC LAB: SOLD OUT - email lennie@sgsonline.org to place your name on waiting list

Surgical treatment for gynecologic conditions continues to advance with many minimally invasive procedures performed via the laparoscope.

This lab is designed to help the participant practice techniques in laparoscopic dissection, anatomy and surgical techniques.

The lab is cadaver based, with three participants and one experienced faculty proctor per cadaver. Participants will practice accessing the peritoneum, dissection in the pararectal and paravesical spaces, learning the retroperitoneal anatomy. Depending on initial skills and the desires of each team, other optional techniques available will include laparoscopic suturing, practicing electrosurgical techniques, exploring the Space of Retzius.

Lab participants also have access to a dry lab that will include the following stations:

  • Tissue extraction stations (power and manual morcellation techniques) 
  • Robotic simulation
  • Laparoscopic Suturing

Objectives:
Using a cadaver model, the participant should be able to:
1. Identify pelvic anatomy that can be approached laparoscopically.
2. Practice laparoscopic entry techniques.
3. Formulate and practice techniques to dissect the pelvis laparoscopically
4. Apply and practice electrosurgical techniques for laparoscopy.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY AND VAGINAL SURGERY LAB: 5 SEATS LEFT

Vaginal hysterectomy (VH) rates are declining, despite ACOG recommendations that the vaginal route is the best approach, when feasible. (Sources: ACOG Committee Opinion No. 444; Cochrane Review, 2009). The introduction of new technologies, including robotic and laparoscopic hysterectomies, has reduced the rates of abdominal hysterectomy, but the rates of vaginal hysterectomy remain relatively flat or are declining.

This lab is designed to help the participant improve their techniques in vaginal surgery, including vaginal hysterectomy, vaginal prolapse repairs and placement of mid-urethral slings. The labs are cadaver based, with three participants and one proctor per cadaver. Participants will practice access to the peritoneum during vaginal hysterectomy, palpating ureters, clamping and suturing techniques. Other optional techniques available will include different retraction techniques, vessel sealing, repairs of cystoceles and rectoceles, placement of mid-urethral slings.

Lab participants also have access to a dry lab that will include the following stations:

  • Tissue extraction stations (power and manual morcellation techniques) 
  • Robotic simulation
  • Augmented reality for vaginal pelvic anatomy
Objectives:
Using a cadaver model the participant should be able to:
1. Formulate and practice techniques to optimize trans-vaginal hysterectomy.
2. Apply and perform other vaginal repairs, including mid-urethral slings to treat urinary incontinence and other vaginal prolapse repairs.