Educational Courses

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy - Tips & Tricks

Sunday, September 23
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Room 243

World Congress Endourology, Paris
Sunday, September 23, 2018
16:15 – 17:15
Room: Room 243
Robotic Partial Nephrectomy - Tips & Tricks
Course Director: Benjamin Lee, MD – Professor and Chief of Urology, University of Arizona College of Medicine

This didactic course will focus on techniques and how to improve the learning curve of implementing robotic partial nephrectomy into practice.

16:15-16:20 Introduction & Welcome: Benjamin Lee, MD

16:20-16: 35
How do you train a Robot Bedside Assistant?
Faculty: Sam Bhayani, MD
Professor, Washington University St Louis

Complications of Robot Partial Nephrectomy
Faculty: Alberto Breda, MD – Urologist, Fundació Puigvert, University Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain

NOTES Partial Nephrectomy: Still a role?
Faculty: Chad R. Tracy, MD – Associate Professor, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Q & A

Learning Objectives:

Benjamin R. Lee

Professor and Chief, Urology
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Dr. Benjamin Lee, Professor & Chief of Urology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine has focused his career on advancing new treatments for renal cell carcinoma as well as calculus disease, while developing new technologies & techniques for Urologic Oncology & Endourology. He is author or co-author of more than 200 manuscripts, book chapters, videos and abstracts. Dr. Lee graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude. He then attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and continued his training at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was Assistant Professor at the North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and then promoted to Associate Professor. He was promoted to Professor with tenure at the Department of Urology at the Tulane University School of Medicine in 2008, and assumed the position of Professor and Chief of Urology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2016. He has published on methods identifying methods of decreasing recurrence of cancer; explanations why the immune system may be activated differently following laparoscopy compared to open surgery, and has developed nanotechnology applications in urologic disease as well as studies into preserving kidney function during laparoscopic & robotic kidney surgery. Dr. Lee’s research has been recognized by awards from the American Urological Association, The Endourological Society and Urology Journal. He was awarded the prestigious Arthur Smith Award in 2008 for his contributions to the discipline of robotics, laparoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery. He was Organizing Secretary of the 31st World Congress of Endourology which was held in New Orleans, LA in 2013.


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Sam Bhayani

Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Sam Bhayani is a Professor of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine


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Alberto Breda


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Chad R. Tracy

Associate Professor
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Chad R. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Urology and Radiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Virginia. Following residency he completed a Minimally Invasive and Endourology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas. Dr. Tracy's clinical practice focuses on robotic-assisted surgery for upper and lower tract urologic cancers as well as reconstruction, in addition to complex endourology and stone disease. His research focus is primarily related to improving outcomes in nephrolithaisis as well as advanced minimally invasive treatments and diagnostic tests, such as percutaneous ablation, reconstruction, and MRI-ultrasound prostate fusion biopsy. He is a well-respected teacher educator at the University of Iowa where he has received seven awards for teaching excellence. He has published dozens of manuscripts, videos, and book chapters and is currently a co-author for percutaneous treatment of kidney cancer for both Campbell's Urology as well as Smith Textbook of Endourology.


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