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ESUT Live Surgery: from Lab to OR – are we ready?


11-02-2011      2638 views

To fulfil its goals of offering a dynamic and interactive learning session, the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) will be transmitting live broadcasts of surgeries from the Allgemeinen Krankenhaus Vienna, University of Vienna (AT) and SLK Kliniken Heilbronn (DE)

Following a more than ten-year tradition of live surgery sessions, the ESUT presents an ambitious programme that focuses on novel techniques in percutaneous, endourological, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted procedures. This year, with “From Lab to OR – are we ready?”, we combine the demonstration of experimental and clinical cases.

Like last year, we want to challenge new technological improvements of TRUS-guided biopsies (C-TRUS, Elastography) by the results demonstrated by the pathologist. Therefore, these cases will be pre-recorded on Friday, 18 March 2011 to allow sufficient time for histopathological diagnosis. This session is conducted in collaboration with the EAU Section of imaging in Urology (ESIU).

Novel techniques for ablation of benign and malignant tissue will include high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for LESS-assisted renal focal therapy, laser-mediated vascular therapy (Tookad Soluble) for focal therapy of the prostate, laser enucleation (Thulium) and vaporisation (Green-light) for benign prostatic hyperplasia, as well as bipolar vaporisation using different devices.

In the laparoscopic and robot-assisted cases, we will compare new access techniques (LESS versus SMART/Mini-LAP versus NOTES) as well as new instruments and devices improving the ergonomics of laparoscopy. This will include the CAMeleon, a camera system that can vary the angle from 0°-70°, a motorised 6-DOF-instrument (Kymerax) for endoscopic suturing, and an ergonomic chair with arm-rests (ETHOS) enabling the surgeon to sit over the head of the patient during pelvic laparoscopic surgery.

Finally, the latest digital developments for flexible endoscopy of the upper urinary tract for diagnosis and treatment of tumours and calculi are demonstrated. This will also include the demonstration of photodynamic diagnosis as well as narrow-band imaging. This session is conducted in collaboration with the EAU-session of urolithiasis (EULIS).

The ESUT faculty consists of internationally renowned experts serving as surgeons and moderators. The different surgical procedures will be transmitted from two sites (Vienna and Heilbronn) in high-definition quality. A split-screen will allow the delegates to follow the procedures. Traditionally, the format of ESUT Live Surgery will allow all delegates to directly communicate with the surgeons to ask questions and to discuss every aspect of the procedure.

ESUT Live Surgery Session is supported by unrestricted educational grants from ADVANCED MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS, FOKUS SURGERY, FRESENIUS KABI, GE HEALTHCARE, HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INTUITIVE SURGICAL, KARL STORZ GMBH & CO.KG, OLYMPUS, STARMEDTEC, STEBA BIOTEC AND TERUMO.

Read the full version of this article in EUT Congress News which will be published and distributed at the congress.

Saturday, 19 March 2011
10.15-17.30 Meeting of the EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT)
Technical innovations in endourology, laparoscopy and robotics.



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