The fourth annual Drs. Camran, Farr, and Ceana Nezhat Live Telesurgery Session this year will feature surgeries from Atlanta and Belgium.
The three-hour session, which starts at 8 am Saturday in Ballroom E, offers live surgical demonstrations showcasing the best practices from top surgeons performing safe and effective surgeries. Audience participation and questions are encouraged, and the session has been approved for three hours of CME credit.
In Austin chairing the session will be Camran R. Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, director of the Camran Nezhat Institute and Center for Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Palo Alto, California, who, along with his team, for the first time performed the most complex minimally invasive procedures including radical hysterectomy par-aortic and pelvic lymphadenectomy, and Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, a founder of Nezhat Surgery for Gynecology/Oncology in New York. They will be joined by onsite moderators Vicki Barnett, RN, Ashley Bartalot, MD, Melissa Frey, MD, Amy Garcia, MD, Kimberly Kho, MD, Nisha Lakhi, MD, Azadeh Nezhat, MD, and Fidel Valea, MD.
The session opens with a broadcast from the Life Expert Centre in Leuven, Belgium. Rudi Campo, MD, and Stephan Gordts, MD, both from the Leuven Institute for Fertility & Embryology, will demonstrate uterus hysteroplasty for dysmorphic uterus with post-op contrastsonography, myomectomy with bipolar mini-resectoscope, and polyp removal and cold endometrial ablation with the Integrated Bigatti Shaver (IBS).
Following the transmission from Belgium, the audience will watch a live broadcast from the Nezhat Medical Center and Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Ceana Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, director of the Nezhat Medical Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine in Atlanta and colleagues Stephanie Yap, MD, and Gerald Feuer, MD, will perform multiple cases, including endometriosis and fibroids to demonstrate pelvic sidewall dissection, identification of vital anatomic structures such as ureter, major blood vessels, and nerves; and restoration of normal pelvic anatomy; hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy for malignancy; and reconstructive pelvic surgery to enhance support in cases of pelvic organ prolapse.