Surgical Procedures

Please see below for the average graduating senior resident reported performance as primary surgeon.

Surgical Procedure UW Graduating PGY4 Average Surgeon Experience (2014-2015) ACGME Minimum Threshold UW Compared to National % (ACGME 2014-2015)
Total Vaginal Hysterectomy (TVH) 52 15 97th %
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) 77 20 94th %
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy (TAH) 40 35 24th %
Cytoscopy 67 10 84th %
Operative Laparoscopy 107 60 65th %
Operative Hysteroscopy 66 40 35th %
Incontinence/Prolapse Procedures 86 25 82nd %
Vaginal Delivery 224 200 14th %
Cesarean Delivery 265 145 76th %
Operative Vaginal Delivery 47 15 96th %

Didactic Schedule

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Simulation Lab

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS)
PGY1 residents: Introduction to and practice of basic laparoscopic skills.

PGY1-2 residents: Learning set up, proper technique and potential complications of the hysteroscopy procedure.

Laparoscopic Entry and Exit
PGY1 & PGY2's: Review and practice of techniques and instruments for proper laparoscopic entry/exit.

Laparoscopic Single Port Entry
Learn and practice the proper technique for effective single port laparoscopic surgery.

Robotic Surgery Simulation in OR
PGY3 & 4’s: Practice on DaVinci robot in Meriter OR.

Shoulder Dystocia
All residents: Practice on Noelle of proper technique for shoulder dystocia.

Abdominal Hysterectomy
All residents: Practice proper Abdominal Hysterectomy technique on simulation models.

Obstetric Emergency Drills
All residents: Work in teams to perform OB emergency drills on labor and delivery floor.

Obstetric Blood Loss
All residents: Learn techniques for accurate estimate of blood loss in Postpartum Hemorrhage.

Laparoscopic Suturing
All residents: Develop laparoscopic suturing skills under faculty supervision.

Vaginal Hysterectomy
All residents: Practice proper Vaginal Hysterectomy technique on simulation models.

Anatomy Lab
All residents: Study of pelvic anatomy using 3D models and videos.

FLS Testing
PGY1 residents: Complete timed laparoscopic skill tests, including laparoscopic suturing.

Continuity Clinics

At the PGY2-4 training levels, each resident has one half day each week at the Arboretum, the Resident Continuity outpatient clinic. A team of residents is assigned each afternoon. The resident clinics are designed to function with a great deal of autonomy, and Ob-Gyn generalist faculty members are available on site for staffing and consultation. The PGY1s will be involved Centering Pregnancy group prenatal visits at the resident clinic.