Dr. Lenihan is Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Medical Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at MultiCare Health Systems in Tacoma, Washington. He also is Chair of the AAGL Robotic Special Interest Group.
The speaker reports that he is a speaker and Epicenter surgeon for Intuitive Surgical.
Dr. Lenihan explains the rationale for the AAGL credentialing and privileging guidelines for robotic gynecologic surgery, including:
The recommendation that only surgeons with a relatively high case load undergo training in robotics
How surgeons can demonstrate currency and annual competency
The value of simulation training to learn and maintain skills.