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Advanced Methods for the Management of Ventral Rectopexy Hands-on Workshop

Saturday, June 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm or 3:30 – 5:30 pm
CME Credit Hours, Each Workshop: 2
Registration Required

Hands-on Workshop (includes didactic symposium):
Member Fee:
Non-Member Fee: $625
Networking Lunch included
Limit: 30 Participants

Successful functional outcomes and minimizing complications depends on appropriate surgical training for this procedure. There are limited formal training opportunities for laparoscopic or robotic VR in the USA. For surgeons with VR experience, we are offering a master-level workshop to provide hands-on training laparoscopic and robotic techniques.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain ventral rectopexy, indications and long-term outcomes
  2. Demonstrate surgical steps for ventral rectopexy using a minimally invasive approach such
    as laparoscopy or robotics
  3. Distinguish how to avoid and how to deal with surgical complication after prolapse surgery
  4. Refine VR technique and improve efficiency

Hands-on Workshop Faculty: (Robotics and Laparoscopic)
Joseph Carmichael, MD, Orange, CA; Brooke Gurland, MD, Stanford, CA; Kenneth Loh, MD, San Francisco, CA; James Ogilvie, Jr., MD, Grand Rapids, MI; Elizabeth Raskin, MD, Loma Linda, CA; Beri Ridgeway, MD, Cleveland, OH; Sherief Shawki, MD, Cleveland, OH; Andrew Stevenson, MD, Brisbane, Australia; Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, Chicago, IL; Sara Vogler, MD, Cleveland, OH; Milena Weinstein, MD, Boston, MA