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5/21 Webinar: COVID-19: Returning to the OR: A Virtual Exploration of Surgical Techniques by the Experts – On Demand Available!

Recorded live: Thursday, May 21, 2020,9 am/PT, 12:00 pm ET
Estimated length:  75 minutes
Cost:  No Charge/Open to All/Please share the link with your colleagues!
On Demand Available at: SurgeryU – Click here for past webinar recordings
Join the COVID-19 Discussion Forum:


COVID-19 has caused a worldwide pandemic, which immediately impacted our ability to not only perform elective surgery but to do so in a safe environment. The AAGL has risen to this multidisciplinary challenge and has been at the forefront of mitigating risks in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for both patients and medical personnel. As the world awakens from our COVID nightmare, it is time to return to the surgical arena to treat our patients in need. To facilitate our re-entry, the AAGL invites you to an interactive webinar celebrating minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in times of COVID, featuring internationally renowned surgeons. Through the course of this global event, video with live commentary will be presented on topics from hysterectomy, endometriosis, and oncologic surgery, to robotic-assisted surgery and hysteroscopy. Please join us for the education, the camaraderie, and the inspiration that emanate from our AAGL members, igniting and sustaining our passion for ever-improving care.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Discuss the safety steps now required for intubation and surgical preparation; 2) discuss surgical landmarks for parametrial dissections required for hysterectomy or resection of endometriosis; 3) List four advantages of robotic-assisted surgery over conventional surgery; 4) Discuss the four advantages of conventional surgery over robotic-assisted surgery; and 5) discuss precautions that must be in place at the time of hysteroscopic surgery with respect to COVID-19.


Charles E. Miller, MD, FACOG, Program Director, AAGL Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois



Kate A. O’Hanlan, MD, Director, Laparoscopic Institute for Gynecology and Oncology (LIGO), an international training for advanced laparoscopic skills, Portola Valley, California





  • Laparoscopic Treatment of DIE Involving Lateral and Posterior Pelvic Compartments
    Presenter:  Mario Malzoni, MD, Director of Malzoni Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery and National Endometriosis Center, Avellino, Italy
  • Surgical Technique for Oncological Pelvic Surgeries
    Presenter: Shailesh Puntambekar, MD, PhD,  Director and Consultant Laparoscopic Oncosurgeon, Galaxy CARE Multispeciality Hospital, Pvt Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Challenging Situations; Large Uterus Large Patients, Patients with Multiple Previous Surgeries
    Presenters: Resad Paya Pasic, MD, PhD, Professor OB/GYN and MIGS Fellowship Director, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky and Megan Cesta, MD, Fellow in MIGS and Instructor, OB/GYN, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Robotic Retroperitoneal Hysterectomy Using IMSWAY
    Presenter: Dwight D. Im, MD, FACOG, Medical Director, The Gynecologic Oncology Center, The Gynecologic Oncology Collaborative, The National Institute of Robotic Surgery, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Hysteroscopy at the Time of the COVID: Let’s Go Back to Normal!
    Presenter: Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, MD, PhD, Full Professor of OB/GYN and Director of the Hysteroscopy Clinic, University “Federico II” of Naples, Italy

This activity was developed by AAGL and the information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by AAGL. In no event will AAGL be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this activity.

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