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Urology surgeries in 3D

Bipolar prostate surgery, 3D laparoscopy, laser kidney stone surgery – some of the most modern surgical pocedures were presented on the master course that began at the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen last Friday. The 3D interventions offer specialists a „cinema-like” experience.

Attended by foreign and Hungarian experts, the Debrecen Endourology Days on May 11 and 12 offered urology experts ten live stream surgeries including four laparoscopic urology surgeries carried out by specialists in 3D. The participants of the course can follow the surgeries wearing 3D glasses as the streaming itself take splace using a 3D projector and screen.This is the first „cinema-like” master course of its kind ever staged in Hungary.

- During endoscopic intervention the spatial vision of the operating specialist becomes modified, however, this new method can eliminate this, enabling an even more precise performance of surgeries, Tibor Flaskó, Director of the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen stressed at the press conference before the event. He added that more than 3000 operations are carried out annually at the Debrecen clinic, which is 45 years old this year, 60% of which are carried out using an endoscope. It is also at this institution that the 3D technique has first become available in Hungary.

On the two-day-long course specialists in urology can familiarise themselves with the most up-to-date procedures,such as 3D laparoscopy, laser kidney stone surgery, or bipolar prostate surgery. The interventions are carried out by Hungarian specialists as well as four foreign ones, from Germany, Poland, and Italy,  who, due to the live streaming, can be contiunuously asked by the course participants.

The master course presents the novel surgery technique that is at present applied exclusively at the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen. This procedure was  first introduced in the clinic by Zoltán Kiss in November 2017.

- Earlier, in benign prostate enlargement, over a certain prostate size, only an open intervention could be used. This technique, however, enables endoscopic removal, thus replacing open prostate surgery, said Zoltán Kiss.

The organiser of the master course stressed that a speciality of the congress will be a laser kidney stone surgery to be presented by a specialist from Milan.

- In Hungary patients lie in the prone position during kidney stone surgery whereas this operation is carried out on a patient lying in the prone position. This solution reduces the risk of urinary tract infections, the patients are easier to anaesthetise and performing the operation is easier both for the patient and the surgeon, the specialist said.

This was the first time the Debrecen Endourology Days had been organised by the Urology Clinic of the University of Debrecen. The event was attended by close to one hundred specialists.

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