WHAT IS COMPASS?
· 3-Part Program over 6 months; taking a surgeon from un-trained (or stalled) to complex hernia repair
WHAT MAKES COMPASS UNIQUE?
· This pathway will allow you to work with the same surgeons and same faculty throughout the entirety of the continuum
· Intimate learning environment of 8-10 surgeons, maximizing participants will work together to share experiences and learnings throughout curriculum and beyond among themselves and the faculty.
POTENTIAL COMPASS ATTENDEE PROFILE?
· CSD Approval is required for all COMPASS Program registrations. All registrations will remain in a “Reserved” Status until CSD approval is received
· Surgeon must commit to all 3 event dates in the program (no substitution)
· Surgeons non-ISI Trained or Equivalency Trained, and have not completed any da Vinci cases within a 12-month period
· Signed da Vinci Technology Training Pathway (dVTTP)
· Completion of online assessment(s) prior to the course date
· Completion of in-service & Skills Drills exercises
PROGRAM FEE: $0
· No cost for training, contingent on commitment to completing the COMPASS Program.
· Surgeons are required to pay for their own flights, hotel, etc.
Part 1: Hernia Luminary Course
2 Days at a da Vinci Training Center for General Surgeons Only
· Day 1 – Basic Porcine Training
· Day 2 – Surgeon Led Cadaver Training + Lecture
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Part 2: COMPASS CASE OBSERVATION
1 Day Observation Day at a COMPASS Faculty’s Hospital Facility – for General Surgeons Only
**Details distributed to all attendees via CSD (coordinated outside of SFDC)
Part 3: Surgeon-Led Masters
TR500.COMHRN: da Vinci Robotic Retro Muscular Incisional Repair with Transversus Abdominis Release (TAR)
1 Day at a da Vinci Training Center for General Surgeons Only
· Training includes didactic sessions, Cadaver lab, and detailed video reviews
Requirements: BEFORE REGISTERING
· Surgeons must have completed a minimum of 50 da Vinci procedures of any type, with a minimum of 10 robotic cases per quarter
· Surgeons must have a minimum of 20 dV Ventral hernias
· Surgeons must have at least 10 Open TAR or Component Separation case volume a year, and knowledge of anatomy and dissection planes of the procedure
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