Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons | MIS Week 2022

MIS Week 2022

September 7-10, 2022
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2022
The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel
and Louisiana State University (LSU)
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

The Future of MIS

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This page contains conference details and proceedings including educational materials and podcasts of the MISWeek, The #1 MIS Meeting, Minimally Invasive Surgery Week and SLS Annual Meeting. An event taking place September 7-10, MISWeek 2022 is a multispecialty conference presented by the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (fka Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons). Its target audience consists of general surgeons, gynecologists, urologists, pediatric, thoracic surgeons and others interested in laparoscopic, endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. The Meeting consists of Plenary Sessions; Focused topic updates on multiple clinical problems and applications; Expert review and discussion of surgical videos showing accidents, mishaps, and surprises as well as strategies to prevent them; Deconstruction and discussion of video-taped surgeries performed by master surgeons; Exhibitions; Competitions for Best Papers, Videos, and Scientific Posters; Future Technology Sessions; and General Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, and Multispecialty Scientific Presentations in peer-reviewed abstract sessions. The meeting is open to students, residents, fellows, clinicians and others allied to the field.

Program details will be updated as they become available. Please check back to see what’s new! Program is subject to change.

Become a member to access the discounted member registration rates plus all the other benefits of membership with SLS. Contact the SLS office at (305) 665-9959 or for details on membership and discounted registration.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FIRST TIME MEMBERS REGISTERING FOR MISWEEK: First-time members will receive a discounted member fee of $175 for membership for the balance of 2022. Contact for details on how to access this offer.


Surgical Surprises Video Session – When the Unexpected Happens
Submit your video for consideration in the program!

The Surgical Surprises Session will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022. This presentation of surgical videos is carefully curated to showcase unique events happening at surgery, and the recovery actions taken. The value of the presentations is enhanced by comments by an outstanding panel of experts and the audience who are viewing the videos simultaneously. All accepted videos will be presented in person by the author.

Videos should show an unexpected event or complication that occurred during surgery, followed by the corrective action taken to remedy it. During the session the video will be paused so that interaction with the expert panel and the audience occurs to discuss alternative options.

Click here to review submission details/instructions and submit your video.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022


Conference Hotel
The Roosevelt New Orleans – A Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Let the good times roll at the rooftop pool, Waldorf Astoria Spa and legendary Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt, New Orleans. Bask in the glow and elegant history of the huge chandeliers in the grand lobby, and relax in your beautifully upscale room or suite.

Experience luxurious Southern hospitality at the historical Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria. This landmark hotel is a short walk to the French Quarter, close to New Orleans nightlife, dining and culture, providing an elegant sanctuary in a vibrant Mardi Gras town.

Our discounted room rates are:
Deluxe King or Queen:  $195/night
Queen/Queen Deluxe: $215/night
King Superior: $235/night
Queen/Queen Superior: $255/night

Rates will be honored for conference attendees three days before and three days after the conference, subject to availability. Suites are also available. Contact for prices. Room rates listed do not include applicable state and local taxes, fees, and assessments.

Click here to reserve your room online.

If calling the hotel to make your reservation, be sure to mention that you are attending SLS’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2022 to receive our discounted room rates. The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans can be reached via telephone at (504) 335-3138.

Hotel Highlights:

  • Close to the French Quarter, museums, restaurants, and attractions
  • Exclusive Waldorf Astoria Spa
  • Rustic Italian Dining with a modern twist at award-winning Domenica
  • Signature cocktails at the landmark Sazerac Bar
  • Small plates and innovative cocktails at The Fountain Lounge
  • Unique coffee blends, chilled drinks, and freshly baked pastries at Teddy’s Cafe grand lobby coffee lounge
  • Hand-crafted cocktails at the poolside Rooftop Bar.
  • Now featuring PURE Wellness rooms, which are nearly 99.9% allergen-free
  • Seasonal rooftop pool and bar serving cocktails and snacks

• 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 USA Today Reader’s Choice#1 Hotel Bar in the USA
• 2021, 2020, 2019 AAA Impeccable Housekeeping Award
• 2021, 2020, 2019 Gambit’s Best of New Orleans, Best Hotels
• 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards #1 Best Hotel in New Orleans
• 2020 & 2019 New Orleans CityBusiness Reader Rankings Best Hotel
• 2020, 2019 Fortune #1 Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S, Hilton Worldwide






at Louisiana State University (LSU)

(there is an additional fee to participate in the courses listed below)

(shuttle service between The Roosevelt Hotel and LSU – 6:45am – 4:30pm)


Minilaparoscopy Hands-on Skills Course (8:00am – 12:00pm)
The application of new technologies to minimally invasive abdominal surgery has brought great interest in recent years. A new field of reduced port surgery has come into the surgical scene. Minilaparoscopy (Mini) has stood out as one of the more reproducible techniques amongst the different varieties of reduced port options due to its simplicity, enhanced dexterity, improved visualization, low cost and above all, safety. Less analgesic consumption due to less postoperative pain, early recovery and outstanding cosmesis are features that are hard to be equaled by other techniques. The surgeon must be familiarized with the rationale for this surgical alternative and the equipment needed in order to safely and properly apply the principles of Mini in clinical practice. Objectives: After this course the student will understand the basic principles and science behind Mini, and will be able to identify the instruments and specific surgical techniques to safely apply Mini in clinical scenarios. Participants will have an opportunity to develop basic skills necessary for incorporating Mini technologies in their surgical repertoire.

CO2 Laser MIS Surgery Skills Course (8:00am – 12:00pm)
This hands-on skills course is designed to give MIS Surgeons a focused educational experience in surgical laser techniques and a better understanding of the laser’s role within the surgical armamentarium. The course will uniquely focus on different surgical techniques and discuss advantages and limitations for each in various clinical scenarios in multiple disciplines.  Faculty will emphasize fundamental anatomy, microsurgical, and robotic dissection techniques. Didactic sessions will focus on minimally invasive approaches in both robotic and laparoscopic applications. Additionally, there will be a hands-on session with the Lumenis CO2 laser system. Objectives: Participants will learn the basic physics, safety and clinical applications of CO2 laser technology in MIS settings. Hand-on skills will focus on fiberoptic and free-hand applications of laser technology.

Suturing Skills Course-Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing – for the Gynecologist, Urologist, and General and Robotic Surgeon (12:30pm – 4:30pm)
Participants will learn the uses and limitations of laparoscopic suturing. Suturing with two hands ipsilaterally allows the needle to operate in the sagittal plane, while permitting a restful and relaxed attitude of the elbows, forearms and hands. This course equips all attendees with improved suturing skills and insight into applications during surgery. Objectives: Course participants will be better able to understand ergonomics, theory and rationale for reproducible and efficient laparoscopic suturing; learn port positions, instruments and tips to minimize fulcrum and maximize efficiency, perform interrupted suturing, continuous suturing, cinch knotting; apply learned skills in relevant surgical situations across specialties; and the prevention and management of bowel, bladder and ureteral complications by appropriate suture repair. A pre-test and post-test will demonstrate improvement in skills.

Mastering Tools and Techniques in Minimally Invasive Surgery (12:30pm – 4:30pm)
Surgical thinking and practice continues to evolve as our collective knowledge base and experience increase. Minimally invasive approaches have expanded the surgical armamentarium. Multiple energy modalities are available to the surgeon ranging from the traditional monopolar, bipolar to ultrasound and advanced tissue sealing bipolar devices. The differences between the energy sources will be described and compared. Participants will have an opportunity to use all of the different modalities and observe their effects. Techniques for safe removal of tissues and retrieval of specimens must be understood and mastered. Skill and indications for endoscopic stent placement for fistula and perforation management, the role of ureteral stents, the use of ICG fluorescence technologies, applications of surgical meshes and the use of suture assist devices will be highlighted. Objectives: Participants will understand the indications, contraindications, benefits and limitations of new techniques and technologies in MIS procedures. Participants will learn the proper technique for tissue extraction and specimen retrieval, the use of energy sources, stents, ICG fluorescence technologies, and the applications and limitations of these techniques in clinical practice, and more.


Current Problems in General Surgery – Perspectives from the Experts (8:00am – 12:00pm)
Surgical thinking and practice continues to evolve as our collective knowledge base and experience increase. Minimally invasive approaches have expanded the surgical armamentarium. The choices of technique and technologies available for use are also expanding at a time when access to and use of technology must be reconciled against procedural costs and clinical outcomes. The applications, indications and limitations of laparoscopic and robotic solutions in bariatric surgery; endoscopic approaches to bariatrics, GI and advanced endoscopy; the development of stents for bowel anastomoses; interventional radiology and the removal of vena cava filters; and a discussion of NASH liver disease and its treatment will be addressed by a panel of experts. The work up, management algorithms, technical details and postoperative management will be highlighted. Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will:  Understand the indications, contraindications, benefits and limitations of endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches in the management of conditions encountered in general surgical practice. The appropriate work up, treatment options and management algorithms, surgical techniques and postoperative management in managing obesity, NASH,  use of stents for bowel anastomoses, endoscopic approaches to GI conditions, and interventional radiologic approaches to manage vena cava filters and their removal.



Multidisciplinary Plenary Sessions:

The Source of Surgical Complications: Man, Machine, or Both
Director: Paul G. Toomey, MD; Co-Director: Michael McDonald, MD
Faculty: Jorge Marcet, MD; Allison Wyman, MD

Surgery as a Team Sport: What Makes a Great Team?
Director: Mona Orady, MD; Co-Director: John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
Faculty: Timothy C. Brand, MD; John T. Paige, MD

Didactic Lectures


Best Poster Showcase

Director: Gustavo Stringel, MD, MBA; Co-Director: William E. Kelley, Jr., MD

Best Poster Showcase Presentations

Presentation schedule is subject to change.

1:45-1:50 • An Intriguing Case of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Without an Identifiable Cause in an 86-year-old Hispanic Female : A Case Report • Denise Nemeth, OMS-I

1:50-1:55 • Case Series: An Uncommon Cause of Appendicitis • Michael Anderson, BS

1:55-2:00 • Case Report: A Rare Cause of Cholecystitis • Yunus Tekin, MA, BS

2:05-2:10 • Surgical Synthetic Mesh Repair of an Intraoperative Discovery of a De Garengeot Hernia • Marina Trimmer T., MD

2:10-2:15 • Incarcerated Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult Patient • Roberto Torres-Aguiar, MD

2:15-2:20 • Implementation of Robotic Surgery in a Rural Setting: Impact on Need for Assistant Surgeon and Route of Hysterectomy • Natasha Alligood-Percoco, MD

2:20-2:25 • “Just Like the Simulations”: Laparoscopic Game Simulation Survey and Laparoscopic Game Warm-Up in Residents and Students • Dorothy Kump, BS


Concurrent Presentation Sessions

Scientific Papers, Videos, and Poster Presentations

Concurrent Presentations Thursday Sep. 7, 2022

Preliminary Presentation Schedule:
Presentation schedule is subject to change.

2:00-2:15 • Laparoscopic Management of Liver Hydatid Cysts. A Personal Series • Chamber II • Ali Uzunkoy, Prof Dr Med

2:15-2:30 • The Impact of Smoking History on Outcomes and Morbidity After Robotic Hepatectomy • Chamber II • Sharona Ross, MD

2:30-2:45 • Analyzing How Perioperative Variables Predict Survival After Robotic Distal Pancreatectomy and Splenectomy For Patients with Adenocarcinoma or Neuroendocrine Pathology • Chamber II • Sharona Ross, MD

2:45-3:00 • Robotic Distal / Subtotal Pancreatectomy with Splenectomy: Eight-year Experience in a Highly Specialized Community Practice • Chamber II • Massimo Arcerito, MD

3:00-3:15 • Postoperative Outcomes of Laparoscopic versus Robotic Distal Pancreatectomy: A Propensity-Matched Analysis • Chamber II • Hester Timmerhuis, MD

3:15-3:30 • Comparison of Spleen-preservation versus Splenectomy in Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy: A Propensity-Matched Analysis • Chamber II • Hester Timmerhuis, MD

3:30-3:45 • Robotic Inguinal Hernia Tips and Tricks • Chamber II • Jaclyn Malat, DO

3:45-4:00 • Flip Stitch • Chamber II • Carl Doerhoff, MD

4:00-4:15 • Lessons Learned: Teaching Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repairs • Chamber II • Jaclyn Malat, DO

4:15-4:30 • ETEP for Inguinal Hernia Repairs a Viable and Preferred Option? • Chamber II • rajeev sinha, Prof Dr Med

4:30-4:45 • Laparoscopic Experience for General Surgery Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic • Chamber II • Francia Fang, BS

1:45-2:00 • Giant Hiatus Hernia Repair Significantly Improves Quality of Life • Chamber III • Mohammed Elniel, MBChB, MRCS(Eng)

2:00-2:15 • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Robotic and Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair • Chamber III • Neal Panse, MPH

2:15-2:30 • Giant Paraesophageal Hernia: Standardized Laparoscopic Repair to Minimize the Risk of Recurrence • Chamber III • Jorge Gomez-Mayorga, MD

2:30-2:45 • Hernia Defect Closure with Barbed Suture: An Assessment of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Extraperitoneal Robotic Ventral Hernia Repair • Chamber III • Daniel Tagerman, MD MS

2:45-3:00 • “SLIM-MESH”: Single Operation with Multiple Slim-Meshes for Multiple Spaced Ventral Hernias in the Same Patient. 12-Year Follow-up Long-Term Results in 8 Cases. • Chamber III • Silvio Canton, MD

3:00-3:15 • Evaluating ETEP Vis a Vis TAPP and Standard TEP (STEP) for Inguinal Hernia Repairs • Chamber III • Rajeev Sinha, Prof Dr Med

3:15-3:30 • Interstitial Hernia Following Abdominal Wall Trauma • Chamber III • Sierra Grasso, DO

3:30-3:45 • A Case of a Diaphragmatic Hernia Causing a Small Bowel Obstruction • Chamber III • Kelsey Staudinger, DO

3:45-4:00 • Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach for Acute Organoaxial Hiatal Hernia with Intraoperative Reduction of Pneumothorax • Chamber III • Zaheer Faizi, MD MS

4:00-4:15 • The Application of Robotic Surgical Platforms in Bariatric Surgery – A Comparison of Efficacy and Outcomes in a Select Patient Population • Chamber III • Tuan Tran, MD

4:15-4:30 • Two Stage Conversion From Gastric Banding to Sleeve Gastrectomy: Experience With 28 Cases • Chamber III • Hugo Bonatti, MD

4:30-4:45 • Non-Retrieved Surgical Needles During Robotic Roux en Y Gastric Bypass • Chamber III • Varun Jain, MD

1:45-2:00 • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Rectovaginal Fistula Repair After Previous Failed Endoscopic Attempt • Chamber IV • Shadi Seraji, MD

2:00-2:15 • Rehearsal Training Platform for Robotic Assisted Transplant Nephrectomy for a Failed Kidney Allograft • Chamber IV • Randeep Kashyap, MD MPH

2:15-2:30 • Virtual Imaging in 3-Dimensional Format Improves Pre-surgical Planning • Chamber IV • Michael McDonald, MD

2:30-2:45 • Artificial Intelligence Facilitates the Creation of Virtual 3D Anatomical Kidney Models for Laparoscopic or Robotic Donor Nephrectomy in Patients that were Previously Precluded from Donation based on Computed Tomography Angiography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Chamber IV • Ravi Munver, MD

2:45-3:00 • Art in Laparoscopy: Five-Year Fun Experience of Life-Long Skills Training and Passion in Minimally Invasive Surgery • Chamber IV • Michael Dennis dela Paz, MD

3:00-3:15 • Bi-Phasic Learning Curve for Robotic-Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy with Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy Experience • Chamber IV • Eric Toloza, MD, PhD

3:15-3:30 • Protecting the Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing of Minimally Invasive Surgeons through the Institution of Mandated Preoperative COVID Testing in Patients Undergoing Surgery • Chamber IV • Sujan Munver,

3:30-3:45 • Robotic Repair of Inguinal Hernia After Ipsilateral Kidney Transplant • Chamber IV • Christofer Anderson, MD

3:45-4:00 • Rectal Injury During Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Intraoperative Detection Using the Rectal Insufflation Air Bubble Test • Chamber IV • Ernest Tong, MD

4:00-4:15 • Spinal Anesthesia for Laparoscopy During the Covid Pandemic–an Unprecedented Approach in Unprecedented Times • Chamber IV • Michael Kachmar, DO

4:15-4:30 • Laser Assisted Appendectomy • Chamber IV • Anna Shishkina, MD


Global Perspectives in MIS

Global Perspectives in MIS

Presentations by MIS leaders from around the globe.



Multidisciplinary Plenary Sessions:

Developing and Transferring Skills from Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Working at Home to Coaching and Mentoring
Director: Juan L. Salgado-Morales, MD; Co-Director: George J. Melich, MD
Faculty: Ravi Munver, MD; Shawn MacKenzie, MD

Cross Collaboration in Minimally Invasive Surgery – Why are the Lines Drawn so Straight?
Director: Louise P. King, MD, JD; Co-Director: Ian A. Hodgdon, MD
Faculty: Amelia Jernigan, MD; Kelly Wright, MD

Surgical Surprises Video Session – When the Unexpected Happens

Videos will show an unexpected event or complication that occurred during a real surgical case study, followed by the corrective action taken to remedy it. The presentation will be marked by several video pause intervals when the presenter will interact with the expert panel of surgeons, urologists, and gynecologists, as well as the audience in a lively discussion of alternative options, etc.

Concurrent Presentation Sessions

Scientific Paper, Video, and Poster Presentations

Concurrent Presentations Friday, Sep. 8, 2022

Preliminary Presentation Schedule:
Presentation schedule is subject to change.

1:45-2:00 • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Combined With Intraoperative Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreaticography (ERCP) for Managment of Cholecystocholedochlithiasis • Chamber I • Ehab Abdellatif, Prof Dr Med, MRCA

2:00-2:15 • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Robotic Cholecystectomy for Treatment of Symptomatic Cholelithiasis • Chamber I • Adityabikram Singh, BS, M

2:15-2:30 • The Oncological Outcomes, Surgical Safety And Quality Of Life After Rectal Cancer Surgery: Outcomes Of A Longitudinal Prospective Cohort Study • Chamber I • Ciprian Duta, Prof Dr Med

2:30-2:45 • Comparison of Clinical and Economical Aspects of Minimal Access Modalities for Colorectal Resections • Chamber I • Dr. Nazrah Shaikh, MBBS

2:45-3:00 • Bedside Diagnostic Peritoneoscopy With Inventional Method and Apparatus • Chamber I • Rasoul Khoshnavaz, MD

3:00-3:15 • Does Laparoscopic Appendectomy Translate Into Less Analgesics and Faster Return to Work in Asia? • Chamber I • ANIL RAO, FRCS Ed

3:15-3:30 • Laparoscopic Resection of the Ventral Area of Segment 8 and Segment 4a by Intrahepatic Glissonean Approach • Chamber I • Yang Won Nah, MD PhD

3:30-3:45 • Robotic Completion Radical Cholecystectomy and Abdominal Portal Lymphadenectomy for Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma • Chamber I • Emanuel Shapera, MD

3:45-4:00 • Warshaw Procedure • Chamber I • Manash Sahoo, Prof Dr Med, MS

4:00-4:15 • Video Case Review: Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Wedge Resection of GIST • Chamber I • Ashley Anderson, MD

4:15-4:30 • A Video Case Review: The Robotic Platform Is The Ideal Approach For a Heller Myotomy • Chamber I • Juan Rua, MD

4:30-4:45 • Initial Experience of Robot-Assisted Surgery for the Management of Benign Breast Tumor • Chamber I • Se Hyun Paek, MD PhD

4:45-5:00 • Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery in General Surgery: A Comprehensive Review • Chamber I • Sharona Ross, MD

1:45-2:00 • When, Where, and How Can We Effectively Intervene to Prevent Pelvic Floor Injury During Vaginal Childbirth – A Theoretical Framework • Chamber II • Ian Vasicka, MD

2:00-2:15 • Preoperative Gynecologic Surgical Assessment by Ultrasound Clinician-Performed Live Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging for Enhanced Preoperative Clinical Assessment • Chamber II • Michael Swor, MD MBA

2:15-2:30 • Unidirectional Barbed Versus Single Layer Conventional Suture for Vaginal Cuff Closure in Robotic Hysterectomy • Chamber II • Anupama Bahadur, DNB, MNAMS, FMAS

2:30-2:45 • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in a Case of Endometriosis With Cul-De-Sac Obliteration: A Principle of Retroperitoneal Development • Chamber II • Yasuhiko Shiki, MD

2:45-3:00 • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Cervical Recanalization via Transverse Hysterotomy for Complete Cervical Stenosis • Chamber II • Elisabeth Sulger, MD

3:00-3:15 • Laparoscopic Partial Resection of Upper Part of Vagina for Vaginal Cancer Post Hysterectomy and Consideration of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia (CIN) ~ Cervical Cancer Stage 1a1: New Technique for Longer Resection of Upper Part of Vagina Without Postoperative Voiding Difficulty • Chamber II • Yasuhiko Shiki, MD

3:15-3:30 • Fluorescence Guided Technology: Applications in Complex Gynecologic Surgery • Chamber II • Kaitlin McGrail, MD

3:30-3:45 • Robotic Single-Port Donor Nephrectomy of Multiple Renal Arteries • Chamber II • Chih Peng Chin, BS

3:45-4:00 • Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy: A Single-Center Comparison of Three Different Techniques • Chamber II • Adarsh Vijay, MD

4:00-4:15 • Complications in Patients Undergoing Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy in the Setting of an Abnormally Elevated Platelet Count • Chamber II • Ernest Tong, MD

4:15-4:30 • Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Training: A Canine Cadaveric Model Description • Chamber II • Charles Mazeaud, MD

4:30-4:45 • Medico-Economic Evaluation of the Contribution of Robotic Assistance in the Management of Small Kidney Tumors by Partial Nephrectomy Compared to Open Surgery: EcoREIN Study • Chamber II • Charles Mazeaud, MD

1:45-2:00 • Virtual Mindfulness-Based Therapy for the Management of Endometriosis Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Novel Delivery Platform to Increase Access to Care • Chamber III • Hava Starkman, MD, BScH

2:00-2:15 • Robotic Platform Excision of Pelvic Peritoneal Endometriosis in PAGS (Pediatric Adolescent Young Adult) as a Safe Valid Modality for Treatment • Chamber III • Erin Issacson, MD

2:15-2:30 • Robotic Platform Management of Cesarean Ectopic Pregnancy • Chamber III • Abigail Cain, MD

2:30-2:45 • Diagnosis and Management of Tubal Stump Ectopic Pregnancy Using Single-Port Laparoscopic Technique • Chamber III • Michelle Ichikawa, MD

2:45-3:00 • Robotic Resection of Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy via Cornuotomy • Chamber III • Taralyn Sowby, DO MBA

3:00-3:15 • Hysteroscopic Confirmation & Robotic Resection of a Cesarean Scar Ectopic Pregnancy • Chamber III • Mohamed Salah, MD

3:15-3:30 • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Wedge Resection of Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy • Chamber III • Emile Redwood, MD

3:30-3:45 • Ruptured Non-Communicating Rudimentary Horn Pregnancy Managed Robotically- Expanding the Horizon in Robotics • Chamber III • Anupama Bahadur, DNB, MNAMS, FAMS

3:45-4:00 • Laparoscopic Management of Large Ovarian Dermoid Cyst and the Safety of Controlled Spillage of Dermoid Content. Case Report • Chamber III • Alejandra Martínez Schulte, MD

4:00-4:15 • A Robotic Approach for Complex Tubal-Ovarian Abscesses: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques • Chamber III • Gerald Feuer, MD

4:15-4:30 • Laparoscopic Management of Adnexal Torsion in a 15-Year-Old With a Very Large Paratubal Cyst • Chamber III • Youssef Youssef, MD

4:30-4:45 • Laparoscopic Cornuostomy for Interstitial Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case Series and Step-by-Step Demonstration • Chamber III • Youssef Youssef, MD


State of the Art in Robotic Surgery

State of the Art Lectures in Robotic Surgery

Experts share their state of the art in the application of robots to their surgical specialties.




Breakfast with the 2022 Excel Award Recipient

Enjoy a sit-down breakfast and presentations by Gustavo L. Carvalho, MD, MSc, MBA, PhD, the recipient of the 2022 Excel Award and Janis Chinnock Wetter, the recipient of the 2022 Janis Chinnock Wetter Award.

Award Presentations

  • Excel Award
  • Janis Chinnock Wetter Award

Future Technology Session with Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Sam Glassenberg, founder and CEO of Level Ex, presents Game Technology for Remote, Collaborative Medical Training. He will discuss video game introduction into surgical simulation for doctors’ skill development and projections about the future generation of surgical simulation.

Closing Ceremony / Passing the Presidential Gavel

Mona Orady, MD to President-Elect, Paul G. Toomey, MD


* Program is preliminary and subject to change.



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Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2022, The Future of MIS, employs a variety of educational formats including topical general sessions, the presentation of scientific papers, open forums, posters, and original videos.

The increasing complexity of minimally invasive diagnostics and therapy requires a continuous educational process. The exchange of knowledge and expertise among the physicians taking part in this conference contributes to the continuation of excellence in minimally invasive surgery.

Upon completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  • Increase comprehension of the basic and fundamental principles of laparoscopic, endoscopic, and minimally invasive techniques, enhancing the participant’s understanding of these techniques;
  • Understand the recent advances in laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive techniques;
  • Determine the appropriate use of laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive equipment as part of a treatment plan in the care of patients;
  • Comprehend the developing technologies that will be available in the future to enhance the standard of patient care; and
  • Acquire educational information within the physician’s specialty, which will enhance their professional development and patient care.



In order to provide a high level of continuing medical education for its members, The Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (SLS) follows the Essential Areas and Criteria of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education in planning and developing CME activities.

To help as a planning guide SLS has a CME mission statement, which includes the CME purpose, content areas, target audience, and type of activities provided. SLS also identifies the expected results of its CME activity.

SLS identifies the educational needs and desired results for all CME activities.

SLS has an organizational structure that supports our CME activities.

In order to achieve a level of CME excellence for our members, SLS has developed a “Template of Excellence.” This document lists various examples of innovative ideas that SLS utilizes to exceed the basic level of compliance required by the ACCME. SLS looks forward to receiving input from you in order to continue to improve these processes and provide you with a meaningful continuing medical education in minimally invasive surgery.



The Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons (SLS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The SLS designates this live online activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Board of Surgery Continuous Certification:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.



Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

  1. Physician Learners: Participate in MISWeek 2022 and complete the evaluation and CME form components in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  2. If you complete all necessary components, the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons (SLS) will award the associated CME credit to the physician learner claiming credit.

The American Board of Surgery

In addition to above, and in order to have credit reported to the ABS, participants are required to comlete the 3 Month Post Meeting Practice and Improvement Survey. Learner completion data will be reported 30 days of the learner engaging in the activity and completing this requirement.