International Symposium on Updates of Robotic Surgery

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International Symposium on Updates of Robotic Surgery
9-10 June 2021
Riyadh , KSA

                                                             1st day:
Riyadh local time

  14:00-14:30                              Opening Ceremony
                                Welcoming remark

14:30 -14:50

 Robotic surgery lessons learned over two decades.


     VIPUL R. PATEL M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director, Global Robotics Institute, Celebration Health

Medical Director, AdventHealth Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Program

Professor of Urology, University of Central Florida.

14:50 -15:10
Robotics in developing countries


Dr.Mohammed Alharbi ,MD

Associate professor of genral,colorectal surgery

Medical college , imam university


15:10 -15:30

TORS: Lessons for Mastery of Dissection



Chief Medical Officer, Advent Health Nicholson Center

University of South Florida College of Medicine

Global Robotics Institute

15:30 -15:50 Break Time Prayer


Robotic Radical Cystectomy in 2021; can it survive the tide of emerging evidence?


Professor: Muhammad Shamim Khan


Professor of Urology and Surgical

Education at the King’s College & Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Guy’s    & St Thomas’

Hospitals, London.


16:15 -16:30

How I use Advanced da Vinci(R) Technology to optimize Efficiency and Reduce Costs   in the OR


  Mutahar Ahmed ,MD ,FACS

Associate Professor – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Clifton, NJ

Clinical Assistant Professor – Rutgers University Medical School, Newark, NJ

Director – Center for Bladder Cancer at Hackensack UMC, Hackensack, NJ




16:30 – 16:50

Current state of the art: Robotic bladder surgery


  Nils Peter Stefan Wiklund

MD, PhD, Professor Chairman

Dept. of molecular medicine and surgery, section of Urology, KarolinskaInstitutet

Dept. of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital


  16:50 – 17:20 pushing the boundaries of urological robotics 


    Mr Ben Challacombe BSc PGCert MS FRCS(Urol)

Consultant Urological Surgeon & Honorary Reader/Assistant   Professor.

GSTT MDT Urological Cancer Lead

Clinical Robotic Surgery Lead & Fellowship Director.

Guy’s Hospital & King’s College London

  17:20 – 17:40


Analysis of preoperative outcome and complications after robotic assisted radical cystectomy.

   Khurshid A. Guru, MD

Chair, Department of Urology

Director, Applied Technology Laboratory for Advanced Surgery (ATLAS)

Robert P. Huben Professor of Oncology

  17:40 – 18:00


Robotic female reconstructive surgery


   Dmitry Pushkar M.D., Ph.D., FEBU

Professor of Urology

Chairman of the Department of Urology

MSMSU Moscow, Russia

Urologist General of Russia

Fellow European Board of Urology

  18:00 – 18:20  Current State of the Art in Benign Robotic Surgery; An Update


  Aileen Caceres, MD, MPH, FACOG

Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Endometriosis Center for Women

Medical Director, Center for Hereditary Syndromes and Genetics

  18:20 – 19:00 DISCUSSION
  2nd day
  14:00-14:20   Robotic Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping for Endometrial Cancers


                  ROBERT W. HOLLOWAY, MD, DHc, FACOG, FACS

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Affiliated/Volunteer)

University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL




Robotic laparoscopic transdiaphragmatic approach to chest surgery.


Farid Gharagozloo, M.D., FACS, FACCS, FACHE

Professor University of Central Florida

Surgeon-in-Chief Center for Advanced Thoracic Surgery

Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Global Robotics Institute




 Robotic surgery in oropharyngeal carcinomas


                   Dr.Khushal Gangwani,

BDS, MDS- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery &Implantologist

Consultant, Oral Surgeon over 15 Dental Clinics in Mumbai. Owner and Chief  Dentist  at OraMax Dental Clinic, Juhu

  15:00-15:20                  Why robotic bariatric surgery?


                    Dr.Arun Prasad, FRCS, FRCSEd, FACS


Senior General, GI & Bariatric Surgeon ,Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi Specializing
in Laparoscopy, VATS Thoraco-scopy, Endoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

President of Obesity Surgery Society of India (OSSI), 2018-20

President of International MGB-OAGB Club for Bariatric Surgery

  15:20-15:40 Break Time Prayer
  15:40-16:00                  Current state of the art: Robotic Head and Neck surgery.


Dr.Scott Magnusson.

AdventHealth Orlando

AdventHealth Nicholson Center

University of South Florida College of Medicine

Global Robotics Institute.

  16:00-16:20      Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy – Results of 7 Years Activity.


     Dott. Antonio Toesca.
Dirigente MedicoDivisione di Senologia
Division of Breast Surgery
IEO – IstitutoEuropeo Di Oncologia
European Institute of Oncology

  16:20-16:40      Minimally ischemic and off-clamp robot assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
using an endovascular balloon catheter for a solitary kidney tumor: A new Perspective to    manage renal vascular control?

Dr,moath binhazzaa ,MD

Assistant professor of urology, Medical college, imam university

  16:40-17:00       Total intracorporeal robotic renal auto-transplantation: A new minimally

           Invasive approach to for chronic renal pain?


Dr.moath binhazzaa ,MD

Assistant professor of urology  Medical college, imam university.

  17:00-17:20 Radical prostatectomy for locally advanced high risk prostate cancer


Quoc-Dien Trinh ,MD,FACS

Associate professor of surgery, Harvard university

Director, ambulatory clinical operation , division of urology

  17:20-17:40 Robotic bronchoscopy: platforms, techniques and outcomes in 2021


Septimiu Murgu, MD, FCCP, DAABIP
Vice-President, AABIP
Chair, CHEST Education Committee
Professor of Medicine
Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship
Co-Director of Bronchoscopy,The University of Chicago

  17:40-18:00 3D simulation of Robotic partial nephrectomy

Shigeo Horie, M.D.

Chairman of the Department of Urology of Juntendo University.

president of the Japanese Society of Men’s Health

President of Asian Pacific Prostate Society.



                                      Closing Ceremony




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