Advanced Bariatric Surgery: Fully Robotic Handsewn Gastric Bypass

December 3, 2021






  • Date: December 3, 2021
  • Time: 8a - 5p. Breakfast & check-in begin at 7:00a
    Participants are provided breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks and drinks during the breaks.
  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus
    2425 E Oquendo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120 
  • Pricing: Physician: $1200, First Assistant: $650
  • CME Hours: 8
We Are Now ACCME Accredited!
After over 10 years of hosting bioskills laboratories as a nationally sought-after medical event partner, we are happy to announce Viticus Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Our nonprofit organization is now one of five accredited CME providers in Nevada and one of four in the Las Vegas area.

Peer-reviewed literature shows that healthcare professionals are not currently aware of the advantages of robotic RNYGBs. Fully Robotic RNYGBs have shorter hospital stays, fewer overall, and less severe complications compared to laparoscopic RNYGBs. 

Physicians should be able to competently perform robotic RNYGBs as a supplement to their current practice with excellent outcomes. This activity is designed to change learner knowledge, competence and performance by providing learners’ evidence-based, best-practice knowledge, tools, and strategies regarding robotic RNYGB procedures.



The Viticus Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This comprehensive program was designed for advanced surgeons and First Assists who are currently performing bariatric & metabolic procedures and have a good understanding of how to perform laparoscopic bariatric (RYGB) procedures. First assistants are welcomed and encouraged to join with their physician, however, only physicians will receive CME credit.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the known clinical advantages and disadvantages of fully robotic RNYGB over laparoscopic RNYGBs.
  2. Apply tools and strategies for the adoption of robotic RNYGB procedures into practice with acceptable morbidity and mortality.
  3. Describe ways to effectively incorporate evidence-based tools and strategies robotic RNYGB into practice.
  4. Gain insights from leading experts on safe gastric bypass techniques using the da Vinci surgical system.
  5. Perform gastric bypass procedures in the laboratory setting with hand-sewn gastro-jejunal and jejuno-jejunal anastomoses.
  6. Learn how to identify and manage common challenges and pitfalls during gastric bypass procedures
  7. Increase surgical team efficiency 




Viticus Group’s official lodging partner is Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley. Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center. Please make these arrangements once you have purchased your course by calling 702.434.4700 and be sure to mention that you are attending a course at the Viticus Center. To make a reservation with our discounted rate, please click here

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley
2800 North Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
Toll-free: 702.434.4700


Courtyard Lodging Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p
  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, we will inform them of the area they will be picked up and we will send the shuttle driver.
  • Airport drop off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • Shuttle service to Las Vegas Strip: Pickups and drop-offs are outside the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.

Drop-off Times:
12:00p, 4:00p, 10:00p

Pick-up Times:
12:30p, 4:30p, 10:30p

  • Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior.
  • Ground transportation to/from hotel and Viticus Center.
  • Be ready at the Courtyard hotel lobby 30 minutes in advance of course start time and board the van for the short ride to the Viticus Center. View Map.
  • Return to the hotel at the end of the instructional day.


Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner hotel, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Viticus Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.


  1. Viticus Group scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.

  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.

  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.

  4. Plenty of sunscreen.

  5. Electronic charging device to power up.

  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.


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