EAU17: ESUT, ERUS, EULIS pull out all the stops in Live Surgery session

25 March 2017

Maintaining the EAU’s tradition of presenting Live Surgery sessions, today three section offices presented the newest techniques in robotic and minimally invasive surgeries used in aggressive prostate, bladder and kidney diseases as well as stone treatment.

The EAU Section of Uro-Technology (ESUT) collaborated with the EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) and the EAU Section of Urolithiasis (EULIS) to organise a full-day series of simultaneous surgeries and pre-recorded videos that showed advances in surgical techniques and approaches including as, amongst many others, 3D-4K nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy (RP), bipolar bladder tumour resection with photodynamic diagnosis (PDD), and robotic neobladder reconstruction.

“This complex programme aims to show the current advances in imaging and the new instruments and techniques that are necessary,” said ESUT chair Prof. Evangelos Liatsikos. With the live broadcasts transmitted directly from Guy’s Hospital in London to the eURO Auditorium at the congress venue, the audience were guided by actual commentary from the participating surgeons.

A five-member panel composed of Mr. Chris Anderson (GB), Dr. Alberto Breda (ES), Dr. Rafael Sanchez-Salas (FR), Prof. Peter Tenke (HU), and Dr. Patricia Zondervan (NL) gave additional commentary and asked the surgeons to explain the preparations and steps they took for the crucial surgical maneuvers.

Professors Alexander Haese (DE), Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg (DE) and Peter Wiklund (SE) were the first three surgeries broadcasted from Guy’s Hospital with Haese demonstrating his technique in robotic neurosafe RP.

Stolzenburg took the audience through the crucial steps in performing a nerve-sparing approach that involved meticulous dissection.

Despite intermittent disruptions in satellite connections the panel provided insightful commentary and audience questions were also directed to the surgeons.