Roswell Park receives training accreditation in robotic surgery

Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY said it has become the first institution in the U.S. to be accredited as a training institute in robot-assisted surgery by the Société Internationale d'Urologie.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY said it has become the first institution in the U.S. to be accredited as a training institute in robot-assisted surgery by the Société Internationale d’Urologie.

The accreditation allows Roswell Park to participate in the SIU scholarship program for young urologists. These awards provide 3-month robot-assisted mini fellowships, including laparoscopic and robot-assisted skills development and case observership, to promising physicians early in their careers.

"As new technologies and tools change the look, feel, and structure of urologic practice, high-impact training with experienced surgeons becomes ever more vital," said Khurshid Guru, MD, director of the Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.

"What’s missing at many institutions is a good training environment. Here at RPCI we have, with the help of the John R. Oishei Foundation, developed an advanced robot-assisted surgery program that trains novice surgeons through more than 10 hours of assimilation-based console time, thereby introducing them to safe basic robot-assisted surgery."

"We’re eager to pass along insight and practical guidance on the use of robot-assisted cancer surgery to young surgeons through the SIU fellowships," added James Mohler, MD, chair of the department of urology and associate director of RPCI.