The Impact of Robotic Surgery: What robotic advances mean for you and your patients

MAY 2018

PROVIDER: Sydney Adventist Hospital

DATE: Wednesday 2 May

TIME: 6.15 Registration & buffet dinner, 7.00pm – 9.00pm Conference

VENUE: Tulloch Conference Room, Level 2, Tulloch Building, Sydney Adventist Hospital, 185 Fox Valley Rd, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076


Join three world-renowned robotic surgery leaders on the same conference agenda…remarkable!

Robotic cardiothoracic surgery

Prof Tristan Yan BSc(Med) MBBS MS MD PhD FRACS Head of the Centre for Robotic Surgery (Cardiothoracic)

Description: You will understand the advances in minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery including robotics, and the patient impacts.

Prof Yan is a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon and Clinical Professor, University of Sydney at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. He was trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, and then obtained a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed advanced specialty fellowships in the United States, England, Scotland and Germany. He specialises in minimally invasive aortic surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery, and is the most experienced minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgeon in NSW.

Robotic colorectal surgery

Dr Stephen Pillinger MB ChB FRACS Head of the Centre for Robotic Surgery (Colorectal)

Description: An interactive introduction and discussion around the use of robotics in colorectal surgery

Dr Pillinger is a consultant colon & rectal surgeon, having commenced consultant practice in 2005. The major focus of his practice is benign and malignant colorectal pathology, and has particular expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TAEM) and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy. He trained in robotic surgery in the US and South Korea and is one of the most experienced robotic colorectal surgeons in Australia.

Gynaecological surgery for the obese patient

A/ Prof Felix Chan MBBS MRCOG FRANZCOG CGO Head of the Centre for Robotic Surgery (Gynaecology)

Description: The rapid development of robotic technology has had a major impact on gynaecology and gynaecological oncology procedures. Improved surgical outcomes, in particular for women with obesity, has allowed increased application in procedures including myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, pelvic endometriosis, tubal surgery, pelvic sentinel node biopsy,sacro-colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse and complex gynaecological conditions.

A/Prof Chan is a certified gynaecological oncologist. He performed the first single site robotic hysterectomy in Australia in 2013 and has pioneered multiple techniques in robotic gynaecological surgery.A/Prof Chan specialises in advanced laparoscopic, robotic, vaginal and open surgery for the treatment of gynaecologic malignancies and complex gynaecological problems.

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