Dr. Poston underwent training and started his robotic practice in Aug 2006. One year later, he submitted for publication the outcomes of his first 100 robotic cardiac cases (see: Ann Surg 2008; 248(4):638-46). He has maintained a steady practice of >100 robotic cases per year since that time.
Certificate of Off-Site Training
as a Console Surgeon
Robert Poston, M.D.
has successfully completed an Off-Site Training program in the role of a Console Surgeon using the da Vinci
or da Vinci® S™
Surgical System. This program consisted of didactic and practical skill application sessions covering the
components and use of the da Vinci or da Vinci S Surgical System and EndoWrist
Instruments. Additionally, a training
laboratory was conducted providing utilization of the da Vinci or da Vinci S Surgical System for key technical System skills
as a Console Surgeon. Surgical team roles, responsibilities, and emergent management of the da Vinci or da Vinci S
Surgical System were emphasized.
da Vinci ®
/da Vinci® S™
Surgical System Off-Site Training Program
for a Console Surgeon
Conducted Aug 16, 2006
Newark Beth Israel
Executive Vice President,
Worldwide Sales and
Training conducted by:
_________Peter Carnegie_______Gene Nagel
Sales Training and Education
This training program is not a replacement for hospital policy regarding surgical credentialing. Intuitive Surgical only trains on the use of the surgical tool, the da Vinci
Surgical System. Any demonstration(s) during the training on how to use the System to perform a particular technique or procedure is not the recommendation or
“certification” of Intuitive as to such technique or procedure, but rather is merely a sharing of information on how other surgeons may have used the System to perform
a given technique or procedure.