Surgical Robotics

May 21, 2009

UIC College of Medicine, Moss Auditorium
909 South Wolcott Street, Thornton, IL, United States


The idea of surgical robotics has been a popular one of sci-fi authors for decades… until now. Thanks to improved range of motion and dexterity, surgeons are able to perform complex, yet minimally invasive surgeries while manipulating a robot just feet away from the operating table.

Dr. Pier Cristoforo Gulianotti and colleagues from The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Surgery discussed the many procedures and advantages in using this state of the art technology. Participants stayed for a demonstration of one of the most advanced robotic assisted surgery programs in the world – the da Vinci Surgical System.

Speaker Bio:
Pier Giulianotti, M.D.

Chief, Division of General Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery

University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago

As the world’s leading robotic surgeon, Dr. Giulianotti is using new technology to change the way surgical procedures are performed. He is committed to perfecting instruments like the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to advance the practice of general, colorectal and abdominal surgeries.

The director of the National School of Robotic Surgery and one of the founders of the Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA), Dr. Giulianotti has performed almost 1,000 minimally invasive robotic surgical procedures. In addition to robotic surgery, his other areas of surgical expertise include minimally invasive colorectal procedures as well as liver, thyroid, pancreatic, pediatric and thoracic operations.

Dr. Giulianotti received his medical degree from Pisa University in Pisa, Italy. He completed his residency in general surgery at Pisa University Surgical Clinic in Italy.

UIC College of Medicine
Moss Auditorium
909 South Wolcott st.
Chicago, IL

Event Details

Distinguished Lloyd M. Nyhus Chair in Surgery Professor and
Chief Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD