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Robotic Microsurgery: peripheral nerve surgery and flap harvesting

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Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France
5-day course
6 attendees per session

Course details

5-day course with a gradual training process, including

  • Conferences
  • Simulation
  • Dry lab
  • Cadaver / Pig Lab
  • Live Case Observation



  • Prof. Philippe Liverneaux (University of Strasbourg)
  • Prof. Jesse Selber (MD Anderson Center, Houston)
  • Prof. Jacques Hubert (University of Lorraine)
  • Dr Georges de Boccard (Clinique Générale Beaulieu, Genève)
  • Dr Satoshi Ichihara (Juntendo University, Tokyo)
  • DVM Yelena Akelina (University of Columbia)  



Skills in conventionnal microsurgery techniques and practice of robotics in another field, or prior participation to the Inter-University Diploma in Robotic Surgery are mandatory; the level of the participants will be evaluated at the beginning of the course on the MIMIC dv-trainer simulator.

What will you learn?

- Acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to practice microsurgical robot-assisted techniques

Educational methods

Live case observation


Prof. Philippe Liverneaux Professor of Orthopaedics & Hand Surgery

Latest Pubmed

Robotic intercostal nerve harvest: a feasibility study in a pig model.

Journal of neurosurgery, 2016

Read it here

Venous coupler use for free-flap breast reconstructions: specific analyses of TMG and DIEP flaps.

Microsurgery, 2015

Read it here
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Dr. Jesse Selber, MD, MPH, FACS Associate Professor

Latest Pubmed

Optimizing Outcomes in Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction and Neck Resurfacing: 10-Year Experience of 294 Cases.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2017

Read it here

Robotic intercostal nerve harvest: a feasibility study in a pig model.

Journal of neurosurgery, 2016

Read it here
View all Pubmed

Medical devices

- dV-Trainer simulator (MIMIC)

- Intuitive Surgical da Vinci S

- Intuitive Surgical da Vinci Si



09h-10h: Welcome meeting and Nancy Surgery School visit

10h-12h: dV-Trainer simulators - training and evaluation

12h-13h: Lecture (Prof Philippe Liverneaux, MD)

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-18h: Dry-lab on da Vinci robot (Konnyaku noodles + chicken thigh artery) 



09h-12h: Wet-lab on da Vinci robot (cadaver)

12h-13h: Lunch13h-14h : Lecture (Sijo Parekattil, MD)

14h-18h: Wet-lab on da Vinci robots (cadaver)



09h-10h: Lecture (Satoshi Ishihara, MD)

10h-13h: Wet-lab on da Vinci robot (pig-lab)

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-15h: Lecture (Jesse Selber, MD, MPH)

15h-18h: Wet-lab on da Vinci robot (pig-lab)



09h-10h: Lecture (Georges-Antoine de Boccard, MD)

10h-13h: Medical Crew Resource Management workshop

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-16h: Transfer to Strasbourg



09h-13h: Live case observation (Prof Philippe Liverneaux, MD)

13h-14h: Lunch

14h-15h: Delivery of certificates


Getting there

Course fee includes lunches


Recommended Hotel:

Cottage Nancy ***

4 Allée de Bourgogne, 54500 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

+33 (0) 3 83 44 69 00



Global Review
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Knowledge aquired
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Sep 17, 2016
Dr. Marion M.


Ecole de Chirurgie

9, avenue de la forêt de Haye

54505 Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France