The Operating Theatre of the future
Thursday, November 16, 2017
We are experiencing a revolution in the operating theater, and this affects us all. Every day, new technologies and devices are created which seek to facilitate our work. However, not all of them achieve their goal, and sometimes only generate unnecessary noise. At the same time, biomedical engineers and software programmers have to work hand in hand with surgeons who are not always ready to speak their same language. If we add the millions of data generated that can be used to achieve more efficient surgeries, together with the radical advance of surgical learning platforms using augmented reality and virtual reality, the combination is explosive.
The Operating Theatre of the Future Congress is designed to approach this hot topic with experts who are global leaders in their fields. Simultaneously, Dr. Maria José Ribal will perform, from Hospital Clinic Barcelona, a Partial Nephrectomy assisted by 3D Laparoscopy:
Due to the widespread use of and advances in medical imaging, an increase in the overall incidence and a downward stage migration of kidney cancer have taken place in recent years. Together with a better understanding of the functional advantages of nephron-sparing surgery, this evolving context has led to an expansion of partial nephrectomy (PN) in the treatment of the disease. PN does not compromise the oncological outcome, and preserves kidney function and quality of life. Furthermore, there is evidence that PN decreases chronic kidney disease (CKD) – associated morbidity and the overall risk of death. Nephron-sparing surgery has become the standard for pT1a kidney cancer and now is regarded as the preferred option for pT1b.
Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a challenging surgery that usually requires extensive previous expertise in laparoscopic surgery. The advantages of 3D vision are that it enables a more accurate resection, increases the precision of the suture, minimizes bleeding, and makes a shorter ischemia time possible.
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