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The Center for Advanced Robotics Training (CART) program in thoracic surgery offers an in-depth introduction to advanced pulmonary, mediastinal, and esophageal procedures, including lobectomy, thymectomy, and esophagectomy. Instructed by leaders in the field of minimally invasive thoracic surgery, the program features individualized didactic and hands-on experience, including overview of the operating suite setup, review of equipment and instruments, and step-by-step guidance in performing critical aspects of these complex procedures through simulation and cadaver work. The course offerings are highly customizable to address the specific procedural interest, skill level, and needs of each participant.
7 a.m. Introduction to CART 8 a.m. Observation of Live Surgery
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Simulation Lab Sessions
5 p.m. Review of Curriculum Pathway and Practical Skill Session Goals
7 p.m. Working Dinner with Step-by-Step Technical Video Presentation
9 p.m. Adjourn
7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Robotic Practical Skills Cadaver Lab #1
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Simulation Lab Session
3 p.m. Robotic Practical Skills Cadaver Lab #2
Maximum attendance: 4 surgeons
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