Robotic Microsurgery Hands On Training

Robotic Microsurgery Masterclass

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Overview

Educationnel objectives

Development of knowledge and skills necessary to practice microsurgical robotic-assisted techniques

Peripheral nerve surgery:

  • Robot-assisted thoracoscopic harvesting of intercostal nerves for neurotization in brachial plexus injuries
  • Neurolysis of the outlet syndrome, long thoracic nerve and of the lateral thigh cutaneous nerve (meralgia paraesthetica).

Flap harvesting:

  • Robotic assisted laparoscopic harvesting of the rectus abdomini muscle flap and of the latissimus dorsi muscle flap via subcutaneous endoscopy

Gradual Training Process

  • Conferences: to define the scope of applications in robotic microsurgery
  • Simulation: to develop / reinforce specific skills
  • Dry lab: to strengthen specific skills
  • Cadaver / pig lab: to consolidate skills before the first experience on real patient
  • Live case observation: to observe a live case on human patient

Prerequisites

  • This MasterClass is open to any surgeon with access to the robot for rapid application of the acquired skills
  • A practice in robotics in another area or prior participation to the Inter-University Diploma in Robotic Surgery* is mandatory; the level of the participants will be evaluated at the beginning of the course. Not fulfilling the prerequisites skills may limit the participants access to the actual robot (drylab and wetlab)
  • Skills in conventional microsurgery techniques are mandatory