Robin is a senior consultant surgeon at Akershus university hospital. He has worked with standardization of procedures, logistics and equipment most of his career. His main focus of interest surgically has been in laparoscopy, and his area of expertise spans from general to oncological procedures (eg hernias, biliary, diaphragm/GERD, colorectal and gastric cancer surgery). Recently robotic procedures are being adopted.
He developed the Norwegian version of Lapco – LapcoNor, with Ole Sjo and a group av Norwegian surgeons, and has to date held approximately 15 TT-courses and some cadaver courses for more than 100 Norwegian surgeons, thus promoting a standardized method of teaching, and a standardized approach to oncological colorectal surgery.
The LapcoNor program is presently enrolled in the mandatory national training program for the gastroenterological speciality, and is held twice a year. Robin is responsible for the program in collaboration with Ole Sjo.