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Outpatient Robotic Prostatectomy to be Webcast Live for First Time from Outpatient Center

October 29, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — World renowned surgeon Dr. Inderbir Gill, Chairman of the University of Southern California’s Institute of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, will be performing a robotic outpatient, urethral catheter-free radical prostatectomy using the latest daVinci Si robotic surgery system at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at the miVIP Surgery Center in Beverly Hills.

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This procedure will be webcast live and streamed to a special lecture hall where surgeons and doctors may not only watch but also ask questions of Dr. Gill and his team during the procedure in real-time.

Additionally, a patient who underwent a similar surgery earlier the same day will also personally come to the lecture hall to talk to conference attendees. The uniqueness of this patient’s coming to the lecture hall lies in the fact that recovery time from traditional prostate surgery is 2-3 days; this novel robotic procedure is now performed as an outpatient operation for the first time!

The broadcast of this surgery will be the centerpiece of the CME course that will be held in the Albert Ballroom at the SLS Hotel on La Cienega (a few minutes away from the surgery center).

To sign up to attend this free event, please visit:


Course Description:

This course will demonstrate the first-ever “live” transmission of a novel outpatient urethral catheter-free approach to robotic radical prostatectomy from an outpatient surgery center. Designed to provide health care professionals the most up-to-date information on the surgical treatment of prostate cancer, this course will show-case new technologies for prostate cancer surgery, including real-time augmented reality navigation and fluorescence “Fire-fly” imaging. The latest da Vinci robot will be available on-site for the participants to test-drive.

Objectives – the participants should be able to:

  • Experience the latest technology in robotic prostate surgery
  • Discuss the most updated robotic treatment options for prostate cancer
  • Understand new advances, such as MRI-TRUS targeted prostate biopsy and focal therapy (“male lumpectomy”)


The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Agenda:

  • 6:00pm: Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30pm: “Live” transmission of Outpatient urethral catheter-free robotic radical prostatectomy for cancer.
  • 7:30pm: Dinner


  • PSA: contemporary concepts (Mihir Desai)
  • Targeted, high-precision prostate biopsy: MRI-TRUS fusion (Osamu Ukimura)
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy: USC outcomes (Monish Aron)
  • Prostatectomy following radiation failure
  • Potency and continence outcomes
  • Twenty years of prostatectomy: the USC experience (Gary Lieskovsky)
  • Focal therapy (“male lumpectomy”): the future (Inderbir Gill)
  • Robotics in the outpatient setting (Isaac Verbukh)
  • 9:00pm: Adjourn

About miVIP: miVIP Surgery Centers are the only freestanding outpatient multispecialty surgical facilities in the world that are equipped with the latest advancement in robotic surgery: the da Vinci® Si System, which features single port technology and fluorescence imaging. If you would like more information about miVIP Surgery Centers and the minimally invasive robotic surgery we offer, please call us at 888-310-2222.

About USC: The USC Institute of Urology provides the complete range of urologic sub-specialty care. Based at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, our team comprises over 60 faculty researchers, surgeons, oncologists, residents and post-graduate fellows dedicated to advancing the field and science of urology.

We have assembled a surgical and medical team renowned for its cutting-edge expertise, innovative research and novel technologies. Our forte is advanced open, robotic and laparoscopic surgical expertise, delivered in an exceptional, personalized care, patient-centered setting. Please call us at (323) 865-3700 or visit our website at www.USCUrology.com to schedule an appointment or for more information.

SOURCE University of Southern California’s Institute of Urology; miVIP Surgery Center

Source: PR Newswire