Approx. 5 hours
History of the RARP procedure
Anatomy of the prostate
Operative set up
Detailed procedural steps
Surgical assisting for a RARP
Certificate of Completion
Prof. Alan W. Partin (M.D., Ph.D.) - The Jakurski Family Director of the Brady Urological Institute, Urologist-In-Chief of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Professor of Urology, Pathology and Oncology. He is a prostate surgeon and researcher at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Partin is board certified in urology and has an expertise in prostate cancer, urology and urologic surgery.
Prof. Patrick Walsh (M.D), University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology, Professor Emeritus of Urology. After joining the faculty in 1974, he has been director of the Brady Urological Institute for over 30 years. He is recognised internationally as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr Walsh is best known for his pioneering work in the development of ‘the anatomic approach to radical prostatectomy,’ which involves nerve-sparing techniques that have reduced the probability of impotence and incontinence, and haemostatic control of the dorsal venous complex to reduce blood loss.
Professor Anthony (Tony) Costello AM MD FRACS FRCSI Hon MBBS is an Australian trained surgeon formerly head of the Department of Urology Royal Melbourne Hospital (1999 – 2020) and remains Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery. In 2003 he introduced robotic surgery in Australia, and performed the first tele-robotic surgery (radical prostatectomy) at Epworth Hospital, Melbourne. Shortly after this he spent 12 months in dissection of the neurovascular bundle which supplies the erectile tissue of the penis at the anatomy school of the University of Melbourne.
Dr Justin Peters MBBS., FRACS is an experienced urologist at Epworth Hospital specializing in robotic surgery for prostate cancer. He is one of the first surgeons to use a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, performed at Epworth Hospital, in Melbourne in December 2003 and has done many since.
Dr Phil Dundee BSc., MBBS., FRACS, graduated from the university of Melbourne in 2000 with degrees in Science and Medicine & Surgery. He undertook his surgical training in Melbourne, after which he travelled to the UK and spend a year training with one of the world's most experienced laparoscopic surgeons. Phil was then appointed Consultant at the prestigious Guy's and St Thomas' In London where he undertook training in robotic surgery. Since returning to Melbourne, Phil has established himself as a high volume robotic and laparoscopic specialist and performs around 150 of these cases each year.