Live Surgery for Robot KT

Scientific Program

Live Surgery for Robotic Kidney Transplantation

Gain Surgical Skills at Leading Organ Transplantation Centers in Seoul, Korea

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Registration Fee: KRW 100,000 (Domestic) / USD 100 (International)
Add the “Live Surgery” option during the ATW 2023 pre-registration procedure
NO on-site registration is available

Please note that pre-registration is required, and participants need to select their center of interest during registration.
Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there is a possibility that you may be allocated to a center other than the one that you selected if needed.


Severance Hospital is the leading hospital in the field of robotic surgery and kidney transplantation in Korea. The first robotic kidney transplantation was performed at Severance Hospital in Korea on Nov 11th, 2019. 

We invite you to join us for the live robotic kidney transplantation session that will be held at Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea on Nov 15th, 2023. The live surgery demonstration will offer all participants a chance to gain more information and tips as well as exchange experiences on robotic kidney transplantation.

In addition, we are delighted to have Dr. Wooju Jeong, an expert in the field of robotic surgery currently serving as a urologist at Henryford Hospital in Detroit, USA, as an invited speaker at the symposium. We are looking forward to having Dr. Jeong share his invaluable insight and knowledge on robotic kidney transplantation.

We are confident that this symposium will contribute greatly to advancing robotic kidney transplantation at your hospital.

Date & Time: November 15 (Wed), 08:30-13:00 
Place: Seoam Auditorium, B3, Yonsei Cancer Center

Surgery Schedule

Recipient surgeon: Kyu Ha Huh (Yonsei University, Korea)
Assistant: Hyun Jeong Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
Donor surgeon: Juhan Lee (Yonsei University, Korea)

08:00 Induction
08:30 Skin incision & Ports insertion
09:00 Robot docking
09:10-10:10 Preparation of the vascular bed and bladder
10:20-10:50 Back table procedures
11:00-12:00 Vascular anastomosis
12:00-12:15 Retroperionealization of the kidney
12:15-12:50 Ureteroneocystostomy
13:00 Finishing robotic procedures

Symposium Program

Chair(s)Wooju Jeong (Henry Ford Hospital, USA), Myoung Soo Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
08:30-08:40Opening RemarkMyoung Soo Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
08:40-08:50Introduction: Kidney transplantation at Severance HospitalEunki Min (Yonsei University, Korea)
08:50-09:10Introduction: Robotic kidney transplantation (RKT)Eunki Min (Yonsei University, Korea)
09:30-10:10RKT – application of IDEAL guideline to develop a surgical techniqueWooju Jeong (Henry Ford Hospital, USA)
10:20-11:00Surgical complications of kidney transplant (open vs robotic)Wooju Jeong (Henry Ford Hospital, USA)
11:10-11:30RKT experience at Severance HospitalSeung Hyuk Yim (Yonsei University, Korea)
12:00-12:50Live discussionAll
13:00Closing RemarkMyoung Soo Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)


We cordially extend our invitation to you to attend the Seoul National University Hospital Live Surgery Symposium for Robot Assisted Kidney Transplantation. This exceptional symposium, taking place as a pre-congress workshop for ATW 2023, promises an immersive encounter with cutting-edge research trends and technological advancements in the utilization of robot-assisted surgery in kidney transplantation. Hosted by Seoul National University Hospital, this symposium is set to showcase the comprehensive utilization of robotics in the transplantation process, encompassing both living kidney donors and recipients. Moreover, it is anticipated to serve as a platform for hospitals embarking on their own robot-assisted kidney transplantation programs, offering a myriad of invaluable insights and tips. We eagerly await the participation of esteemed individuals like yourself.

Date & Time: November 15 (Wed), 09:00-12:00
Place: Yoon Duck Byung Hall (First Floor),
           Seoul National University Hospital Biomedical Research Institute

Surgery Schedule

Recipient surgeon: Jongwon Ha (Seoul National University, Korea)
Donor surgeon: Chang Wook Jeong (Seoul National University, Korea)

Assistant: Ahram Han (Seoul National University, Korea)

08:00-Donor/Recipient Surgery Induction
09:00-09:20Port Placement
09:30-Donor Surgery
09:40-Recipient Surgery
10:20-Kidney Out
10:20-11:00Kidney Bench
11:00-Robot Docking and Transplantation

Symposium Program

Chair(s)Chandra Bhati (University of Maryland, USA), Sangil Min (Seoul National University, Korea)
08:50-08:55Opening remarkJongwon Ha (Seoul National University, Korea)Robot Simulator Practice
08:55-09:00Congratulatory AddressNam-Joon Yi (Seoul National University, Korea)
09:00- Donor case presentationChang Wook Jeong (Seoul National University, Korea)
09:00-09:20Robot-assisted donor nephrectomy: SNUH experiencesChang Wook Jeong (Seoul National University, Korea)
09:20-09:40Living donor nephrectomy: open, HALS, Pure laparoscopic, and robot-assistedJang Hee Han (Seoul National University, Korea)
 09:40-09:45Recipient case presentationHye Young Woo (Seoul National University, Korea)
09:45-09:50Live discussion with donor surgeonChang Wook Jeong (Seoul National University, Korea)
09:50-09:55Live discussion with recipient surgeonJongwon Ha (Seoul National University, Korea)
09:55-10:10History and indication of RAKTEun-Ah Jo (Seoul National University, Korea)
10:10-10:25Tips for initiation of RAKT programAhram Han (Seoul National University, Korea)
10:25-10:30Live recap: Donor
10:30-10:45Robot-assisted living donor kidney transplantation: SNUH experienceSangil Min (Seoul National University, Korea)
10:45-10:55Live recap: Bench
10:55-11:25UM experience and technical tipsChandra Bhati (University of Maryland, USA)
11:25-11:45Anestheological considerationSusie Yoon (Seoul National University, Korea)
11:45-12:05Live recap: Recipient
12:05-Closing remarkSangil Min (Seoul National University, Korea)


We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you to participate in the Live Robot-assisted Kidney Transplantation Symposium scheduled for November 15th, 2023 at Asan Medical Center (AMC), a globally recognized institution for our advancements in transplantation procedures.

The symposium will be an opportunity to share and learn from experiences in the field of kidney transplantation and particularly robot-assisted procedures. We are proud to say that AMC recently reached another milestone by conducting our 6,000th kidney transplantation, a first in Korea. With more than 400 transplantations performed per year, AMC has been at the forefront of providing advanced kidney transplantation with survival rates of 98.5% at 1 year and 90% at 5 years.

We are also making strides in the field of robot-assisted kidney transplantation, successfully completing of our 100th case recently. AMC has been able to apply this cutting-edge approach to a wider range of patients, including those with severe obesity, offering them a highly sophisticated surgical option that involves smaller incisions, less intraoperative bleeding, faster recovery, and earlier hospital discharge compared to open kidney transplantation.

We are excited to announce that we will be joined by notable speaker Dr. Mohamed Eltemamy of Cleveland Clinic, USA, an esteemed expert in the field of robot-assisted kidney transplantation. His contribution to the field is truly invaluable, and his insights will greatly enrich the symposium.

The Live Robot-assisted Kidney Transplantation Symposium is more than a celebration of our accomplishments: it is a platform for knowledge exchange and the advancement of the transplantation field. We firmly believe that shared knowledge and collective experiences are the keys to driving progress in our professional community.
Your participation will undoubtedly add value to our event. We anticipate an enlightening and rewarding day filled with rich discussions and exchange.

Date & Time: November 15 (Wed), 09:00-12:00
Place: Main Auditorium (East Building, 6F), Asan Medical Center

Surgery Schedule

Recipient surgeon: Sung Shin (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
Assistant: Hye Eun Kwon (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
Donor surgeon: Youngmin Ko (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

8:00 Induction
9:00 Skin incision
Ports insertion
Vessels dissection
10:00 Back table procedures
11:00 Main procedures
12:00 Finishing procedures

Symposium Program

Moderator: Jin-Myoung Kim (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Chair(s)Young Hoon Kim (Asan Medical Center, Korea), Sang Hoon Song (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
09:00-09:05Opening Remark

Young Hoon Kim (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Sang Hoon Song (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

09:05-10:00Single-port robot-assisted kidney transplantation Mohamed Eltemamy (Cleveland Clinic, USA)
10:00-10:30Comparison of clinical outcomes between robot-assisted and open kidney transplantation according to an immunological riskHyunwook Kwon (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
10:30-11:00Anesthetistic evaluation and management for robot-assisted kidney transplantationSang-Wook Lee (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
11:00-12:00Live Discussion

Mohamed Eltemamy (Cleveland Clinic, USA)

Young Hoon Kim (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Sang Hoon Song (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Hyunwook Kwon (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Sang-Wook Lee (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

12:00-12:30Long-term outcomes of kidney transplantation at Asan Medical CenterYoungmin Ko (Asan Medical Center, Korea)
12:30Closing Remark

Young Hoon Kim (Asan Medical Center, Korea)

Sang Hoon Song (Asan Medical Center, Korea)