Retroperitoneal Robotic Partial Nephrectomy


14th January 2020

Royal Free Hospital, London

  • Develop your ultrasound technique and operative protocol
  • Understand the value of preoperative surgical planning
  • Ultrasound, Contrast with 3D/ICG for resection planning
  • Tips and Tricks and interesting cases

£150 + VAT per delegate

Coffee/Tea and Lunch will be provided

This unique one day training course combines live surgery Robotic-assisted Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy procedures with intraoperative ultrasound imaging and 3D vascular imaging. Live audio-visual feeds from theatre will transmit the surgical cases directly to the seminar room with two way interaction.

  • Develop your ultrasound technique and operative protocol
  • Understand the value of preoperative surgical planning with Ultrasound, CT imaging, Doppler and 3D/ICG vascular mapping to determine the optimal approach for nephron sparing surgery
  • Understand the techniques of real-time intraoperative ultrasound imaging of the kidney to identify an endophytic tumour or mark the margins of a tumour prior to resection
  • Understand the differences between transperitoneal and retroperitoneal
  • What does Computer vision and AI offer in robotic surgery

The ‘Tips and Tricks’ presentation offers an insight into the challenges frequently encountered with suggestions and solutions to overcome problems.

This course delivers a complete 360 degree overview from a highly experienced team of professionals. The course is aimed at Consultants wishing to develop their expertise and improve surgical outcomes with their use of intraoperative Ultrasound and 3D imaging  during Robotic assisted Retroperitoneal Partial Nephrectomy.

CPD pending

Provisional Program

08.30   Registration / Coffee
09.00   Welcome and Introduction · Mr Faiz Mumtaz · Axel Bex
09.05   Positioning and placement of retroperitoneal ports · Aziz Gulamhusein
09.20   Video demonstration of docking with Xi, Si ·  Mudassar Hussain
09.40   Tumour assessment for Partial Nephrectomy · Mr Omer Karim
10.00   Case (1) presentation  |   Theatre
RARP – live case  ·  Mr Faiz Mumtaz · Mudassar Hussain
Retroperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy |  Chair Mr Omer Karim                                                                                                       Live demonstration of positioning & docking                                                                                                                                                     Utility of 4th arm and role of assistance                                                                                                                                                             Approach to the hilum with 3D vascular imaging                                                                                                                                               Isolation of tumour                                                                                                                                                                                             Use of CEUS/Doppler/3D imaging/ICG in resection                                                                                                                                           Retroperitoneal Renorrhaphy

12.00  Transperitoneal vs Retroperitoneal   Prasad Patki · Neal Barber
12.30   Lunch
13.30   Live right retroperitoneal robotic partial nephrectomy                                                                                                                       Ravi Barod ·  Omer Karim                                                                                                                                                                                 Chair ·  Neal Barber

Live demonstration of positioning and docking                                                                                                                                                  Utility of 4th arm and role of assistance                                                                                                                                                            Approach to the hilum with 3D vascular imaging                                                                                                                                              Isolation of tumour                                                                                                                                                                                              Demonstration of CEUS/Doppler/3D Imaging/ICG in resection                                                                                                                      Retroperitoneal Renorrhaphy

15.30 Retroperitoneal robotic surgery: Tips Tricks and limitations  · Neal Barber                                                                                      16.00  Interesting, complex and difficult cases ·  ALL Complications                                                                                                                 4 cases will be discussed
17.00   Computer Vision and AI in Robotic Surgery  · Prof. Dan Stoyanov

NB The program may be subject to change

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The course is kindly supported by Hitachi Medical Systems UK Ltd as part of their ongoing commitment to ultrasound education.

Planning your journey to the Royal Free Hospital:


The nearest station to the Royal Free Hospital is Belsize Park station, on the Northern Line.

The walk from Belsize Park station to the Royal Free Hospital takes seven minutes.


Hampstead Heath station is very near to the hospital and is on the London Overground network. The station accepts Oyster cards.


There are lots of buses that pass by the Royal Free Hospital. Bus routes 24, 46, 168, 268 and C11 all serve the hospital.

Car Parking

These are situated in the multi-storey car park near to the Main Entrance, the North Car Park and by the East Entrance.

The multi-storey car park and the North Car Park are both accessible via Sevenoacks Road off Southampton Road (A27). The car parking spaces near the East Entrance are accessible via Southwick Hill Road


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