Robotic Liver Resection Course

Join us for a A Hands-On Cadaveric Laboratory on Liver Resection on May 1, 2024, during the ILTS Annual Congress in Houston.

This Robotic Liver Resection course covers fundamental aspects of robotic liver surgery including program setup, pre-operative preparation, and detailed surgery technique for all major hepatectomy procedures. Course program includes didactic sessions, video analysis and hands-on cadaveric laboratory with a group of international expert faculty.


MITIE, Houston Methodist Research Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education

Course director

Yee Lee Cheah, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, USA

Faculty List

Gi-Hong Choi, MD, Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Iswanto Sucandy, MD, Advent Health, Florida, USA

Mathieu Dhondt, MD, AZ Groeninge Hospital, Kortrijk, Belgium

Jason Hawksworth, MD, Columbia University, New York, USA

Caroline Simon, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, USA

Adnan Alseidi, MD, University of California San Francisco, California, USA

Scientific Program

  • 06:45 Bus departure from Westin Galleria to MITIE
  • 07:15-09:15 Didactics
    • 07:15-07:35 Welcome address & setting up a robotic liver surgery program – Yee Lee Cheah, MD

    • 07:35-07:55 OR setup, robotic equipment, port placement, adjuncts – Caroline Simon, MD

    • 07:55-08:15 Inflow & outflow vascular dissection & Pringle maneuver – Iswanto Sucandy, MD

    • 08:15-08:35 Parenchymal Transection: Energy devices – Gi Hong Choi, MD; CUSA – Jason Hawksworth, MD

    • 08:35-08:55 Management of intraoperative events (hemorrhage, bile leak, conversion) – Mathieu D’hondt, MD

    • 08:55-09:15 Training the surgeon and the team in robotic surgery – Adnan Alseidi, MD

  • 09:15-09:30 Coffee Break
  • 09:30-11:30 Video technique analysis, operative tips & tricks
    • 09:30-09:50 Robotic left lateral sectionectomy / non-anatomical resection – Caroline Simon, MD

    • 09:50-10:10 Robotic left hepatectomy – Adnan Alseidi, MD

    • 10:10-10:30 Robotic right hepatectomy – Gi Hong Choi, MD

    • 10:30-10:50 Robotic right posterior sectionectomy / central hepatectomy – Jason Hawksworth, MD

    • 10:50-11:10 Robotic resection of posterosuperior segments (4a, 7 and 8) – Iswanto Sucandy, MD

    • 11:10-11:30 Robotic resection Klatskin tumor – Mathieu D’hondt, MD

  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-16:15 Structured cadaveric hands-on lab
    • Robotic left lateral sectionectomy

    • Robotic left hepatectomy

    • Robotic right posterior sectionectomy

    • Robotic right hepatectomy

    • Presenters: Caroline Simon, MD, Gi Hong Choi, MD, Iswanto Sucandy, MD, Jason Hawksworth, MD, Adnan Alseidi, MD, Yee Lee Cheah, MD
  • 16:15-16:30 Debriefing
  • 16:30 Bus departure from MITIE to Westin Galleria

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the setup of a robotic liver surgery program
  • Examine the patient workup, staff preparation and instrumentation necessary for robotic liver resection
  • Discuss techniques of robotic liver surgery including major hepatectomy and living donor
  • Demonstrate ability to perform various aspects of liver resection using robotic instruments, laparoscopic instruments, and staples
  • Understand potential pearls and pitfalls of advanced robotic liver surgery

Registration Information

  • Hands-On Participation Ticket: $ 1.500,00

  • Observer Ticket: $ 500,00

    Transfer, coffee break, and lunch are included in the registration rate.

The Number of slots is limited to 10 Hands-on participants and 10 observers.
Register Now and secure your spot!