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December 2018 RSC Schedule

29th Oct 2018

Vattikuti Foundation

Thanks to the efforts of CEO Dr. Mahendra Bhandari & Shannon Micallef, we have the first draft of the program for the December 1 & 2 Robotic Surgeons Council of India:

XI Robotic Surgeons Council Meeting

Taj Vivanta Hari Niwas, Jodhpur

(DAY 1) 1st December 2018

8:00 – 8:50 am – Breakfast, Registration

Session 1.  9:00 – 10:05 AM

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Welcome - Mahendra Bhandari

Director of Robotic Surgery Education and Research, Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital; CEO, Vattikuti Foundation

9:10 – 9:25 AM

Chairperson – Jagdish Kothari, HCG Cancer Centre - Ahmedabad

Keynote Speaker - Sanjeev Mishra

Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur

9:25 – 9:45 AM

Chairperson: Sanjeev Mishra, Jodhpur

Guest Lecture - “Race and income based variations in cancer care – differences or disparities”?

Speaker: Quoc-Dien Trinh, MD, Co-Director of Prostate Cancer Program, Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Boston


9:45 – 10:05 AM

Chairperson(s): Anupama Rajanbabu, AIMS, Kochi; Yogesh Vasudeorao Kulkarni, Mumbai

Guest Lecture - Current Status of Sentinel node biopsy.

Speaker: Nynke Sjoerdtje van den Berg, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


Break: 10 min

Session 2. 10:15 – 11:15 AM

Chairpersons(s): Anant Kumar, Max Heart & Vascular Institute, Chennai; Avinash Saklani, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

All that Matters is the Level of Evidence

Why it is essential to focus on the level of evidence?

  1. Conducting observational data analysis in a collaborative environment - Quoc Dien Trinh, MD, Boston
  2. Randomized Controlled Trials - Sampige Prasannakumar Somashekhar, Bengluru
  3. Surgical Innovation – IDEAL Framework - Rajesh Ahlawat, Gurugram


Session 3.  11:15 – 1:00 PM

Chairperson(s): Surender Dabas, Delhi; Deepak Dubey, Bangalore

Late Shri K. S. (Krishnaswamy Subramaniam) Memorial / National Robotic Surgery Video Award

Judge(s): TB Yuvaraja, Mumbai; Amita Maheshwari, Mumbai; Quoc-Dien Trinh, Boston

Eight Videos (Each 10 min)

1:00 -2:00 PM - Lunch and Group photo

Session 4. 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Brain Storming - Robotic Surgeons Council - What should be our future direction?

Chairperson(s): Mahendra Bhandari (Vattikuti Foundation); Quoc-Dien Trinh (Boston)

Opening Remarks: Mahendra Bhandari, (Vattikuti Foundation)

Speaker(s): Mahesh Desai, Ahmedabad; Raghunath S.K, Bangalore; Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Chennai; Rooma Sinha, Hyderabad


Hall A


Session 5. 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM

Chairperson(s): Ravimohan Mavuduru, Chandigarh; Kishore Thekke Adiyat, Kochi

  1. Evolution of surgical technique and reduction in operating time in robotic urooncology – analysis of 148 cases - Hemang Bakshi, Ahmedabad
  2. Factors predicting Lymph Nodal involvement in Cancer Prostate – Ved Bhaskar, Vattikuti Fellow, Gurgaon
  3. Standardizing Posterior Bladder Neck Division during Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: a difficult step made simple! – Ashwin Mallya, Vattikuti Fellow, Gurgaon, NCR
  4. Robot Assisted Extra Vesical Ureteric Reimplantation: Our Experience – Ravimohan Mavuduru, Chandigarh


Session 6. 3:40 PM – 4:20 PM

Chairperson(s): Vinay Mahendra, Kolkata; Gautam Ram Chowdhary, Jodhpur

  1. Iatrogenic Complications during Robotic Surgery: Lessons Learnt - Ravimohan Mavuduru, Chandigarh
  2. Complication of Robotic Surgeries During My Initial 20 Surgeries – Kamlesh Patel, Ahmedabad
  3. Pelvic Lipomatosis and the current status of management: Laparoscopic (Robot Assisted) Excision with Bladder Preservation – Ramani  Srivathsan, Vattikuti Fellow, Mumbai
  4. Robot assisted extended pelvic lymph node dissection for bladder cancer: technique, extent and feasibility in minimal invasive era. – Puneet Ahluwalia, Delhi


Break: 10 min

Session 7. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Journal Review – Urology

“Metastatic Prostatic Cancer, a review: Sartor Oliver, de Bono S.  N Engl J Med 2018:378;645-57”

Moderator: Raghunath Sarankar, Bangalore

Presenter: Sai Sri Harsha Pakalapati, Vattikuti Fellow, Chennai

Discussant: Ashwin Mallya, Vattikuti Fellow, Delhi

Hall B

Session 8. 3.00 – 4:00 PM

Journal Review – Surgery

“Adjuvant Management of Pathologic Node-Positive Disease after Definitive Surgery For Clinical T1-2 No Rectal Cancer. Polamaraju Parveen, Haque Waqar, Verma Vivek, Wiederhold L, Sandra Hatch, Brian Butler E, The B.S, Clinical Colorectal Cancer Vol 17, No3: 519-530; 2018

Moderator:  Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Chennai

Presenter: Jayant Mulchandani, Vattikuti Fellow, Bengaluru

Discussant: Ashwini Kudari, Bengaluru

Session 9. 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Journal Review – Gynecology

“Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in Ovarian Cancer. Driel WJ etal. N.England J Med. 378:230-240, 2018

Moderator: Amita Maheswari, Mumbai

Presenter: Garima Chaudhry, Vattikuti Fellow, Hyderabad

Discussant: Abhinav Deshpande, Vattikuti Gellow, Bengaluru

(DAY 2) 2nd December 2018

Hall A


Session 1.  9:00 – 9:40 AM

Urology guest lecture – “Treatment of locally advanced and metastatic cancers – the evolving role of surgery Precision oncology: hype or reality?”

Speaker: Quoc-Dien Trinh, Boston

Chairperson(s): Jagdish Kulkarni, Mumbai; Ananthakrishnan Sivaraman, Chennai


Session 2.  9:40 – 10:20 AM

Chairperson(s): Anshumala Shukla Kulkarni, Mumbai; Lavanya Kiran, Bengluru

  1. Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy For Benign Indications of Uteri Less Than 12 Weeks Size Versus More Than 12 Weeks Size: A Comparative Study – Anupama Bahadur, Rishikesh
  2. Robotic Vs Laparoscopic Myomectomies – Our Experience – Lavanya Kiran, Bangalore
  3. Modified Cost effective Myomectomy: Rooma Sinha, Hyderabad
  4. Reproductive Outcome following Robotic Myomectomy – Garima Chaudhry, Vattikuti Fellow, Hyderabad


Session 3.  10:20 – 11:00 AM

Chairperson(s): Rama Joshi, Delhi; Sapna Raina, Bangalore

  1. Robotic Management of Robotic Surgery and Endometric Cancer – Rama Joshi, Guraon
  2. Using Indocyanine Green Dye for Ureteric Identification in Gynecologic Procedures – Anupama Rajanbabu, Kochi
  3. Vaginal Vault Closure Following Robotic Hysterectomy-Do We Need a Needle Holder? – Anupama Rajanbabu, Kochi
  4. Use of firefly technology to delineate vascular anatomy before bowel division in intracorporeal ileal conduit after robotic cystectomy – Hemang Bakshi, Ahmedabad


Hall B


Session 1. 9:00 – 9:45 AM

Chairperson(s): Venkatesh Munikrishnan, Chennai; Ashwini Kudari, Bengluru

  1. Robotic Inter-Sphincteric Resections for Rectal Adenocarcinoma – Avanish Saklani, Mumbai
  2. A Comparison of Surgical Outcomes of Open Versus Laparoscopic Versus Robotic Approach for Rectal Cancer Surgeries – Abhinav Deshpande, Vattikuti Fellow, Bengaluru
  3. A Comparison between Laparoscopic vs Robotic Fundoplication among patients of GERD – Arun Prasad, New Delhi


Session 2. 9:45 – 11:00 AM

How I do it?

Part 1 - Pancreatic Surgery - How I do it?

Chairperson(s): Arun Prasad, Delhi; Jagdishwar Goud; Hyderabad

  1. Ashwin Kudari
  2. Jagdish Kothari


Part 2 - Esophogeal Cancer / Surgery – How I do it?

  1. Surender Dabas
  2. Jagdishwar Goud


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