Course Overview

Course Description:

This Advanced Transoral Surgery (TORS) Course trains the surgeons who have already completed the Intuitive Surgical Technical Training Course or another 3rd party basic course on the da Vinci Surgical Platform. The course trains surgeons in Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), focusing on treatment for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Course Objectives:

· Identify the proper patient candidates for Transoral Robotic Surgery OSA surgery.

· Demonstrate the proper positioning & robot docking for the Transoral Robotic Surgery OSA patient.

· Employ the proper robotic surgical technique in the following procedures: Hypopharyngeal Dissection, Supraglottoplasty, and Laryngectomy.

Physicians: $5,900

(Includes lectures, course-related materials,  and course-related meals. Hotel accommodations not included.)

Target Audience:

Ear, Nose, And Throat, Head and Neck

Access Presentations & Abstracts


Eric Thuler, MD, PhD

Eric Thuler, MD, PhD

Course Director

Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn Otorhinolaryngology


* Agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Thu, Jul 21, 2022

  • 06:45 Welcome and Change into Scrubs
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Anatomy from Inside Out (Inverted Anatomy)
  • 08:00 - 12:00 Surgical Case Observation & Discussion
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Hypopharyngeal Dissection
  • 15:00 Adjourn

Day 2: Fri, Jul 22, 2022

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Surgical Technique: Supraglottoplasty + Laryngectomy
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Laboratory – Cadaveric Dissection (Laryngectomy)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00 - 16:00 Laboratory – Neck Dissection (Hypoglossal Nerve and Phrenic)
  • 16:00 Course Evaluation & Wrap-Up


Melia Orlando

Melia Orlando

Located diagonally across the street from the AdventHealth Celebration campus, the Nicholson Center and a variety of quick serve restaurants are only a 10 minute walk away. Room types range from studios to two bedroom apartment style suites with full kitchens. Prices range from $130 - $159 and do not include a $10 daily resort fee. All Nicholson Center guests receive a $15 daily uber credit. Parking is complimentary.

Contracted rate rooms can be booked by emailing Reservations.Melia.Orlando@melia.com


Directions & Parking

The AdventHealth Nicholson Center

404 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34747

Complimentary parking is available beside the facility.