SURS holds annual meetings during the AUA meeting and the WCE meeting. Moreover, SURS symposiums or SURS lectures are held during major urological meetings, such as the SIU meeting and others.

Sunday, April 30th, 2023

12:45pm – 5:30pm

Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons (SURS) Meeting

Program Chair: Craig Rogers

5:30pm – 6:00pm

SURS Business Meeting



Welcome and SURS Update (Introduction Semi-Live Sessions)

Craig Rogers, MD
President, Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Young Urologist/Rising Stars Video Session

Moderator: Ashok Hemal, MD
  • AUA Robotics Theater Finalist Encore Performance
    Sij Hemal, Randall Lee
  • Rising Star Fellow Video
    Adriana Pedraza, MD
  • Robotic Surgery Training: Advanced and Basic Approaches
    Ahmed Ghazi

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Robotic Prostate Surgery Semi-Live Video Session

Moderator: James Peabody, MD
Panelists: Ashutosh Tewari, MD, Jihad Kaouk, MD, Thomas Ahlering, MD and John Davis, MD, Francesco Montorsi, MD
  • Retzius Sparing
    Wooju Jeong, MD
  • How I Do My Apical Dissection
    Vinyak Wagaskar, MD
  • SP Trasvesical
    Matthew Tollefson, MD

2:00pm – 2: 45pm

Single Port Robotic Surgery

Moderator: Jihad Kaouk, MD
Panelists: Soroush Rais-Bahrami, MD and Jeffrey Nix, M.D.
  • Utilizing SP to Facilitate Extraperitoneal Approach for Prostate Surgery
    Isaac Kim, MD
  • SP Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy-Gibson Approach
    Mutahar Ahmed, MD
  • Troubleshooting Steps of Single Port Robotic Procedures – Lessons Learned
    Simone Crivellaro, MD

2:45pm – 3:30pm

Robotic Kidney Surgery

Moderator: Craig Rogers, MD
Panelists: Ketan Badani, MD, Chandru Sundaram, MD, Francisco Porpiglia, MD
  • Complex Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
    Jennifer Linehan, MD
  • RPN Tumor Excision-Tips to Avoid Positive Margins
    Lee Richstone, MD
  • Robotic caliceal diverticulectomy: a simple minimally invasive solution to a vexing problem
    Richard Link, MD

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Robotic Cystectomy/Diversion

Moderator: Khurshid Guru, MD
Panelists: Amar Singh, MD, Alvin Goh, MD, Reza Mehrazin and Mutahar Ahmed
Presenters: Ryan Nelson, MD, Johar Raza, MD, Janet Kukreja, MD
  • Cystectomy Techniques
  • Diversion Techniques

4:30pm - 5:30pm

GU Robotic Reconstruction

Moderators: Daniel Eun, MD, Jill Buckley, MD, Lee Zhao, MD, Michael Stifelman, MD
Presenters: Nabil Shakir, MD, Ziho Lee, MD, Sammy Elsamra, MD, Jeffrey Gahan, MD
  • Upper Urinary Tract Reconstruction
  • Lower Tract Reconstruction

5:30pm – 6:00pm

SURS Business Meeting


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Society of Urologic Robotic Surgeons (SURS) Meeting

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