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Instructional Course

025IC - Robotic Single-Port Surgery: Appropriate Adoption into Your Practice

Saturday, May 19
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: MCC WEST, 2010

The laparoendoscopic single site suregery (LESS) technology has presented new frontiers to enabling modification and refinement of established conventional laparoscopic procedures. The improvements offered by robotic technology ultimately resulted in robotics being adopted in LESS. While this approach has improved over time, there has still not been widespread adoption of LESS secondary to innate challenges that still exist. A novel device specifically designed for single-port robotic surgery will be introduced in the near future probably this year and will improve our ability to perform these procedures. There is no doubt that these new approaches will continue to push the limits of minimally invasive urology. A correct adoption of single port robotics into urology practices at a time when new robotic tools are introduced will create an urgency to educate urologists for early use of future single robot approaches

Learning Objectives:

Jihad H. Kaouk

Director, Center for robotic Surgery
Glickman Urologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Jihad Kaouk, MD FACS

Dr. Jihad Kaouk is an American Board certified Urologist and the Director of the Center of Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological Institute . He also serves as a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Vice Chair for Surgical Innovations and the chair holder for the Zegarac-Pollock Endowed Chair in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

In Innovations, he has performed several first ever done surgical procedures, including the first Robotic single port surgery through the belly button in 2008, the first completely transvaginal kidney removal in 2009, and the first robotic perineal prostatectomy in 2014 Dr. Kaouk holds 2 USA patents for medical devices.

Dr. Kaouk has served on committees at the national and local levels. From 2005-2008, he belonged to the AUA’s Urologic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Task Force, and from 2006-2010 he was on the Guidelines for the Management of small Renal Masses committee. Currently Dr Kaouk serves on the AUA Laparoscopic, Robotic and New Technology committee, and is Associate Editor of Urology journal.

Dr kaouk have lectured in 130 scientific meetings, chaired 20 urologic meeting and performed live surgery in 18 medical centers worldwide. He authored 420 peer reviewed scientific publication, 26 book chapters and hundreds of scientific abstracts and surgical movies. Dr kaouk received 32 honors including Cleveland clinic innovator award twice, Teacher of the Year award, and several best surgical movies. Recently recieved The 2017 Top Endourology Fellowship Program Director Award.

Presently, Dr Kaouk holds membership with the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society, Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Robotic Surgery, and the Lebanese Order of Physicians. He is a fellow of the American college of Surgeons and recently elected as President Elect for the Society of Urologic Robotic Surgery (SURS).


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Matthew T. Gettman

Mayo Clinic

Matthew T. Gettman, M.D., is a consultant and vice-chair for clinic practice in the Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gettman joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2001 and holds the academic rank of professor of urology and was recently named the Haub Family Professor of Urologic Oncology in honor of Horst Zincke, M.D. by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Gettman received his B.S. from the University of Akron and his M.D. from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He completed surgical internship and urologic residency at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. He received fellowship training in urology at three institutions, including in the minimally invasive surgery program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in laparoscopic oncology and robotics at the University of Innsbruck, and in laparoscopy and robotics at the Universite De Creteil in Paris. He was a Mayo Foundation Scholar at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

As the first full-time robotic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gettman was instrumental in pioneering Mayo’s robotic surgery program. His work has resulted in two U.S. patents, and his research findings are widely published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of European Urology, Journal of Robotic Surgery, British Journal of Urology International, Videourology and Simulation in Healthcare and is a section editor for Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In addition he is a reviewer for prominent scientific publications.In recognition of his work, Dr. Gettman has received numerous honors and awards, including the Cook Urological “Arthur” Award conferred Endourology Society, Reviewer of the Year awards conferred by European Urology and the Journal of Endourology and the Platinum Award given by the European Urologic Association.


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Jean V. Joseph

University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr Jean Joseph currently serves as Professor of Urology and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is the director of the Section of Urologic Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery, and director of the Center for Robotic Surgery and Innovation. He directs the fellowship in Endourology, Laparoscopy, and Robotic Surgery.
Dr Joseph completed his college education at Boston University. He later attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in 1998. He received fellowship training at the University College London in reconstructive urologic surgery. He completed a master class in laparoscopic prostatectomy at the Institute Mutualiste Montsouris (Paris, France). In 2001, Dr Joseph was one of a handful of surgeons in the United States offering laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Dr Joseph has also been a pioneer of robotic prostatectomy. He has performed over 4000 robotic procedures. He has been involved in a number of live surgical demonstrations at robotic symposia nationally and internationally. He has served as a proctor, traveling to many local, national sites, teaching other urologic surgeons robotic techniques.
Dr Joseph has served in a number of leadership positions. He has served on the Board of the Endourology Society, as President of the society of urologic robotic surgery. He has served on the development and bylaws committees of the Northeastern section of the American Urological Association (AUA). He is a graduate of the AUA leadership program, currently serving on the AUA content review committee.
Dr Joseph has edited 4 books, and authored numerous book chapters, and scientific publications. He has served as course director for a number of courses at the American Urological Association, and World Congress of Endourology annual meetings. Dr Joseph completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2004 at the Rochester Institute of Technology.


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