Robotic training

The Urology Foundation is proud to support Newcastle Surgical Training Centre's Robotic Urology Course via an educational grant. Find out more about who can benefit from this training below.

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre

Course details

Robotic Urology Course

Location: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre

Dates: 24th – 25th October 2024

Course director: Mr Bhavan Rai, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals

Target audience: Consultants and advanced trainees

The Urology Foundation’s involvement

This course is supported through an educational grant by The Urology Foundation.



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Course aims and objectives

To become familiar with the function and operation of the da Vinci® Surgical System, the ergonomics and the available robotic instrumentation

To learn robotic tissue dissection techniques using monopolar, bipolar, harmonic and plasma kinetic energy in robotic surgery

To understand the selection process for patient position, da Vinci surgical team position and robotic surgical approaches

Special features

This course is designed to facilitate the surgeon with didactic and hands-on cadaveric training experience. Conducted by a faculty of experienced surgeons, this is an intensive two day course of lectures, debate, exchange and practical hands-on experience on procedures using the da Vinci Robot.

For more information

For further details about the course or how to register please contact:

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 22 31264