Advanced Robotic Urology Surgeries

Course Date:

24th to 26th August 2023

Course Director

Dr. Mihir Desai

Director of Robotic Surgery 
USC Institute of Urology
California, USA

Course Co-Director

Dr. Arvind Ganpule

Vice Chairman Dept of Urology
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital

This course aims to provide hands-on, live surgery observation and step-by-step didactic lectures on advanced pelvic and upper tract procedures using 3rd and 4th gen robotic platforms. 


  • Learn the nuances of steps in RAPN and RARP
  • To learn the nuances of intracorporeal bowel work
  • To learn the anatomical details which firm the basis for these important steps
  • To allude to the intricacies of managing complications in pelvic surgeries

The course will be divided into two days dedicated to Prostate, Kidney and Bladder


08:15 am Inauguration
08:30 am Step by step
a) RARP: Dr.Mihir Desai
b) Nuances of resection and Renorrhaphy in RAPN : Dr.Arvind Ganpule/Dr.Abhishek Singh
10:00 am Live surgery
12:30 pm Lunch
01:30 pm System introduction by the Intuitive Team
02:30 pm to 06:00 pm Hands-on training, including console training and dry lab exercises on SimNow and Da Vinci Si platform


08:30 am a) Step by step Cystectomy
b) Step by step diversion
09:30 am Live Surgery
12:00 pm Lunch
01:00 pm to 06:00 pm Hands-on training in the wet lab on animal tissus models on SimNow and Da Vinci Si platform
06:00 pm Certification and group photo

DAY 3 – Bladder

9:00 am to 9:15 am Recap of the previous day
9:15 am to 10.30 am Tips and Tricks session Robotic Partial and Radical Nephrectomy Dr. Mihir Desai and Dr. Arvind Ganpule
10:30 am to 11:00 am Tea Break
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Live surgery: RARC and intracorporeal IC – Dr. Mihir Desai
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Lunch lecture: Retroperitoneal Robotic Surgery – Dr. Mihir Desai
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Hands on training on Sim Now and Da Vinci Si platform (or a second case). Certification and disperse

JPAC Faculty

Dr. Mihir Desai

Dr. Arvind Ganpule

Dr. Abhishek Singh

Dr. Abhijit Patil

Dr. Rohan Batra

Dr. Niramya Pathak


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