Education and Training

In line with his primary mission, SURS organizes and promotes educational initiatives related to robotic surgical training with the full support of Endourological Society. One of these initiatives is the “Resident/Fellow Preceptorship program”.

Upcoming Webinars


To join directly: https://blbmeetings.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EbzSNYMyRR-TE7Y_lIHC5w (Meeting ID: 970 4154 7745)

The Endourology Society & SURS wishes to thank INTUITIVE, CONMED and HITACHI Healthcare Americas for their grant in support of this activity
SURS President:  Ashutosh Tewari
SURS Spotlight Series Program Chair:  Ketan Badani




October 22, 2021 07:00 AM

IRIS, Intraoperative Imaging: NIRF, Ultrasound, Augmented Reality


Surgeons: Ahmed Ghazi, MD and Michael Stifelman, MD
Moderator: Steven Shichman, MD


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October 1, 2021 07:00 AM

SP Radical Prostatectomy: Tips and Troubleshooting


Surgeons: Jeffrey Cadeddu, MD and Mutahar Ahmed, MD
Moderator: Vipul Patel, MD


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August 27, 2021 07:00 AM

Recent Advances in Robotic Approaches and Instrumentation


Surgeons: Isaac Kim, MD and Trushar Patel, MD
Moderator: Ashok Hemal, MD
Discussant: John Phillips, MD


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July 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Robotic Radical Cystectomy: Troubleshooting, Tips and Tricks


Surgeons: Chad LaGrange, MD and Matthew Tollefson, MD
Moderator: Khurshid Guru, MD
Discussant: Alvin Goh, MD


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June 25, 2021 07:00 AM

SP Surgery: General Considerations


Surgeons: John Davis, MD and Simone Crivellaro, MD
Moderator: Jihad Kaouk, MD
Discussant: James Sylora, MD


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May 28, 2021 07:00 AM

Robotic Simple Prostatectomy: Troubleshooting, Tips


Surgeons: Daniel Eun, MD and Rene Sotelo, MD
Moderator: David Lee, MD
Discussant: Jeffrey Gahan, MD


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April 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Robotic Pyeloplasty


Surgeons: Robert Nadler and Boyd Viers
Moderator: Raymond Leveillee
Discussant: Jill Buckley


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March 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Robotic Radical Nephrectomy: Troubleshooting and Difficult Cases


Surgeons: Kristen Greene and David Duchene
Moderator: Lee Richstone
Discussant: Benjamin Chung


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March 3, 2021 08:00 PM

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy


Please join this live and interactive session with faculty and guests: Ravi Munver, Ronald Boris, Gennady Bratslavsky


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February 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy


Surgeons: Ravi Munver and Ronald Boris
Moderator/Discussant: Ketan Badani


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January 29, 2021 12:00 PM

Robotic Prostatectomy


Surgeons: Ashutosh Tewari
Moderator: Clint Baher
Discussants: James Peabody and Rosalia Viterbo


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December 16, 2020 07:00 AM

2 Hour Single Port SURS – WRSE Robotic Marathon


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December 11, 2020 12:00 PM

Innovative Robotic Techniques & Technologies


Surgeons: Jens Rassweiler and Ahmed Ghazi
Moderators: Duke Herrell, Evangelos Liatsikos and Aly Abdel-Karim


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November 20, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Adrenalectomy


Surgeons: Craig Rogers and Chandru Sundaram
Moderators: Ronney Abaza, Riccardo Autorino and Fabrizio Dal Moro


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November 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Simple Prostatectomy


Surgeons: David Lee and Burak Turna
Moderators: Jeffrey Gahan, Daniel Sagalovich and Vito Pansadoro


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October 23, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Retzius Sparing Prostatectomy


Surgeons: Rabii Madi, Periklis Koukourikis, Koon Ho Rha
Moderators: John Davis and James Peabody


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October 9, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Urinary Diversion: Ileal Conduit and Neobladder


Surgeons: John Sfakianos and Alvin Goh
Moderators: Andrew Wagner and Prokar Das Gupta


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September 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Radical Nephrectomy & IVC Thrombectomy


Surgeon: Ketan Badani
Moderator: Ithaar Derweesh


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September 11, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy


Surgeons: Chandru Sundaram and Francesco Porpiglia
Moderators: Arieh Shalhav and Jihad Kaouk


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August 28, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Nephroureterectomy


Surgeons: Ashok Hemal and Michael Ferrandino
Moderators: Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Jason Lee and Sammy Elsamra


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August 14, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Radical Cystectomy


Surgeons: Raj Pruthi and Amar Singh
Moderators: Monish Aron, Amr Fergany and Alvin Goh


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July 24, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy


Surgeons: Ashutosh Tewari and Richard Gaston
Moderators: Bernard Rocco, Thomas Ahlering and Bo Yang


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July 10, 2020 12:00 PM

Robotic Single Port Surgery – Prostate


Surgeons: Vipul Patel and Simone Crivellaro
Moderators: Jihad Kaouk, Jean Joseph, Mutahar Ahmed and Jeffrey Nix


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November 8, 2019 07:30 AM

Resident & Fellow Preceptorship in Robotic Surgery

University of California, Irvine Medical Center


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