Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery & Uretero-Neo-Cystostomy Course

Date: 24 February 2023, Friday // 13:30-17:30
Venue: RMK AIMES & Koç University Hospital


Prof.A.Erdem Canda
Koç University Hospital
Department of Urology
Director, RMK AIMES Surgical Training & Convention Center
Istanbul, TR

Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery & Uretero-Neo-Cystostomy Human Fresh Frozen Cadaver Course was organised on 24 February 2023 in the afternoon. Faculty included Mr. Richard Bell and Mr. Alastair Lamb, Dr. Derya Balbay and Dr. Erdem Canda. We had 2 trainees for this course. Information about ports sites and robot docking was given. During the course video presentations of the steps were shown by Mr. Alastair Lamb. Trainees step-by-step performed posterior approach robotic radical prostatectomy procedure with NVB sparing.


General Info


Introducing components of surgical robotic system, lectures and video presentations on robotic radical prostatectomy with NVB sparing and extended pelvic LN dissection, practicing with robotic simulators and performing robotic radical prostatectomy with NVB sparing and extended pelvic LN dissection on human fresh frozen cadavers, Performing uretero-neo-cystostomy.


  • Lectures on components of surgical robotic system
  • Lectures on robotic instruments used
  • Video presentations of robotic radical prostatectomy & robotic cystectomy with intracorporeal ileal loop procedures
  • Training on robotic simulators
  • Hands-on training on human fresh frozen cadavers:
    • Performing abdominal port placement
    • Identification of Douglas’ pouch
    • Dissecting seminal vesicles & vas deferences
    • Opening Denonvillier’s fascia
    • Taking down anterior abdominal peritoneum
    • Periprostatic fat dissection
    • Opening endopelvic fascias
    • Deep dorsal vein suturing
    • Identification of bladder neck & sparing
    • Opening bladder neck, dissection plane between prostate & bladder
    • Performing NVB sparing
    • Performing prostatic pedicle dissection
    • Performing apex dissection & preserving a long urethra
    • Completing radical prostatectomy
    • Performing extended pelvic LN dissection
    • Performing urethro-vesical anastomosis
    • Performing major vessel injury repair
    • Learning how to use the 4th arm effectively
    • Interactive training with learning tips & tricks
    • Performing uretero-neo-cystostomy.



13.30-14.00Lectures & video presentations
14.00-17.30Hands-on training on human fresh frozen cadaver
17.30End of course, closing remarks, presenting certificates

Registration Fee

Robotic prostate cancer surgery human fresh frozen cadaver course30.000 TL

Course Registration fees include:

  • Scientific Sessions
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the event

The prices do not include VAT of 18%