Advances in Gynaecological Robotic Surgery: Platforms, training and benign gynaecology

12th September 2022, 19:00 to 20:00 BST


This webinar will give an overview of the development of robotic gynaecological surgery with introduction of some of the newer robotic platforms. There will be details of training for fellows and how they can become involved in robotic surgery and an example of how the robotic platform has benefited patients with endometriosis.


The aim of the webinar is to introduce fellows and consultant surgeons to gynaecological robotic surgery, explain how to become trained in robotic surgery and demonstrate how robotic surgery benefits patients.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar the participant should be able to understand the development and challenges faced by introducing robotic surgery in gynaecology. They should be able to talk about some of the recent advances in robotics and how artificial intelligence will aid surgeons and surgery in the future. The participant will be able to describe and engage in the learning pathway developed by BIARGS (British and Irish Assocation of Robotic Gynaecological Surgeons). The participant will have an understanding of how robotic surgery particularly benefits patients with endometriosis.

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Our panellists include:

  • Mr Michael Smith

    Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Secretary / Treasurer BIARGS, Christie Hospital, Manchester UK. Mike Smith has been performing robotic surgery since 2009 and is a proctor on behalf of Intuitive Surgical. He has extensive experience operating on complex cases including fertility sparing surgery, para-aortic lymphadenectomies, sentinel lymph node dissections, exenterations and patients with super-morbid obesity.

  • Miss Marielle Nobbenhuis

    Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and President BIARGS. Marielle Nobbenhuis has been performing robotic surgery since 2013 and is a proctor on behalf of Intuitive Surgical. Marielle is the Clinical Director for Surgery at the Marsden Hospital and President of BIARGS and specialises in complex oncological robotic surgery.

  • Manou Kaur

    Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub-Specialist in Endometriosis, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, UK. Manou undertook the robotic fellowship at the Marsden Hospital, London and has been performing complex robotic surgery since then. Manou leads the robotic surgery programme at Liverpool Women’s Hospital where she is an integral part of the endometriosis team and is a member of the BIARGS council.


1 Hour

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A recording of the webinar will be made available on this page in the days following the live broadcast.

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