2019 Clinically Focused Robotic Thoracic Surgery Course

Date & Location
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:00 AM - Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:00 PM, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, Celebration, FL

Target Audience

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


After the course, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the indications for robotic surgery, port placement, robotic docking, and instrumentation utilized in a robotic pulmonary lobectomy.
  2. Explain the procedural approach and technical aspects of a robotic lobectomy.
  3. Discuss the indications, patient preparation, port placement, robotic docking and instrumentation utilized in a robotic thymectomy.
  4. Identify the tips and pitfalls of starting a robotics program.
  5. Translate the core robotic psychomotor skills that include: endowrist manipulation, camera navigation, instrument clutching, use of the 4th arm, energy application, robotic stapling, robotic suturing and use of the Firefly mode as it relates to the execution of these skills in a remote surgeon’s console.
  6. Identify and troubleshoot most common technical problems encountered during a robotic procedure


This course is limited to 8 surgeons. Course includes: course materials and laboratory fees. Hotel accommodations for 2 nights.

Registration Price:

$3,200 includes hands-on anatomical dissection, lectures, case observations, and course-related materials.

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact:

Yari Aponte   |   407-303-4773   |   yaritza.aponte@flhosp.org


Florida Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Florida Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Florida Hospital's CPD Committee members have no financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

The planners of this course have no financial relationships with any proprietary entity producting, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Speaker disclosures will be made at the activity.


Participants must text the lecture code to receive the evaluation; the evaluation must be completed to receive both the certificate and credit with CE Broker.