Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery


Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgery | Education | Registration and Housing | Travel | Exhibitors | Call for Surgical Films

Farr-Nezhat-podium-ALTThe Society of Gynecologic Oncology is pleased to announce their partnership with the 6th Annual Seminar on Minimally Invasive & Robotic Gynecologic Surgery with hands-on workshops on laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying. The general chair, Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, with scientific program co-chairs Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, and Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, bring together the latest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery to discuss late-breaking surgical techniques in the field and receive education programming. Join us in celebrating this milestone at the 6th Annual Seminar, which will be held Dec. 11-12, 2014 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY. Register here.

Course Description

Farr-Nezhat-ballroomThis two-day seminar and hands-on workshop is designed to educate attendees in the art and science of laparoscopic suturing and knot-tying, as well as provide step by step techniques for performing laparoscopic, robotic-assisted hysterectomy and complicated gynecological pathology (i.e. endometriosis, myoma, pelvic masses, and adhesions). The collaborative model with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology was established in an effort to help attendees make informed clinical decisions by implementing practical and evidence-based suggestions that maximize patient care. Explore how the Gynecologic Oncologist’s experience and expertise can influence the GYN practice, elevate surgical skills and improve overall outcomes.

The seminar’s curriculum is a continuum of didactics followed by hands-on training sessions in a repetitive and increased fashion, reaffirming and maximizing technical skill development. The hands-on session will include instruction and performance of extracorporeal knots, intracorporeal knots, slip knots, and the use of barbed sutures; in addition, all attendees will have one-to-one instruction on the da Vinci robot and a simulator.

Lectures will be evidence-based and include extensive surgical videos of laparoscopic and robotic-assisted hysterectomy and myomectomy, supracervical hysterectomy, and retroperitoneal dissection from expert faculty. The course will also include interactive live surgeries of mini-laparoscopy and robotic-assisted hysterectomy which will reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired from the earlier didactic sessions. Additional topics will include laparoscopic, robotic and hysteroscopic myomectomy, treatment of intrauterine pathology, pelvic reconstruction, as well as normal and abnormal anatomy and complications.


Please contact the SGO office at:

230 West Monroe, Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312/235-4060
Fax: 312/235-4059