Swedish Urology Group in Seattle, Washington is offering a one year fellowship in robotic and advanced laparoscopic urologic surgery with a focus on urologic oncology. This is a clinical fellowship in a busy minimally invasive urologic practice. The focus is on improving surgical technique and enhancing the fellows comfort with robotic surgery. There is also instruction on starting a robotic surgery program.
The fellow will be assisting in robotic surgery using the daVinci robot.(There are 2 daVinci Xi and 3 daVinci Si HD robots on site). Robotic procedures are performed on the prostate and kidney, including robotic prostatectomy, simple prostatectomy, extended pelvic lymph node dissection, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic nephroureterectomy, robotic stone surgery, robotic pyeloplasty and robotic reconstruction procedures. This also one of the few training programs that offers exposure to robotic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for treatment of post chemotherapy masses in patients with testicular cancer. The practice routinely performs more than 300 robotic procedures per year. The fellowship also offers experience with both transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches for robotic surgery. The fellow will also be participating in clinical research with the assistance of our research coordinator. This involves maintaining a database, creating presentations and presenting at urologic meetings.