This year we would like to invite once more both experienced robot-assisted surgeons and operative beginners to our Master Class format on the topic of robot-assisted surgical techniques.
After fourteen years of our own experience with this innovative technology and with over 4,500 patients operated on, this year, we wish to focus on RARC (robotic-assisted radical cystectomy) and intracorporeal urinary diversion. The surgery will be broadcast live, whereas our programme will additionally feature interesting short presentations and Master Class videos.
The operation will be performed by an international team of experienced robotic surgeons. Radical cystectomy will be performed by Prof. Karel Decaestecker from Ghent, a renowned expert in this field. For the reconstructive part, i.e. the intracorporeal urinary diversion, we were able to recruit Prof. Peter Wicklund with a team from New York/Stockholm, who is a pioneer of this treatment method.
In order to be able to give all colleagues the opportunity to deepen their urological, oncological and surgical expertise, in addition to live surgery, the programme will also feature video content covering important surgical procedures, techniques, risk and complication management. To cover these topics, we invited to Essen Prof. Shamim Khan from London and Prof. Klaus-Peter Jünemann from Kiel.
The number of participants is limited, so as to allow for an intensive exchange in small groups, with plenty of time and space for discussions and detailed questions.
We look forward to spending an interesting and exciting day with you at Villa Hügel.
Dr. med. Stephan Buse and the team of the Department of Urology and Urological Oncology