Hospital da Luz Lisboa participates in the first world robotic surgery week
Hospital da Luz Lisboa is one of the 16 hospital centers where urological robotic surgeries are being performed live throughout the world during the first world robotic surgery week organized by the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS). From June 17, the Worldwide Robotic Surgery Event 24/7 will broadcast live surgeries performed by the most experienced and respected surgeons worldwide, including Kris Maes, Director of the Urology Department and Coordinator of the Uro-Oncology and Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery centers of Hospital da Luz Lisboa.
This worldwide ‘marathon’ of robotic urological surgeries with live broadcast includes radical prostatectomies (RARP), partial nephrectomies (RAPN), laparoscopic radical cystectomies (RARC) and renal transplants. Kris Maes will perform a radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) on June 18 at 11 a.m.
Also participating in this SRS initiative are surgeons Alexander Mottrie (O.L.V. Clinic, Aalst, Belgium), Abolfazl Hosseini (Karolinska, Stockholm), Walter Artibani (Policlinico Abano, Italy), Dmitry Pushkar (Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, Russia), Richard Gaston, Thierry Piechaud and Jeans-Luc Hoepffner (Clinique St. Augustin, Bordeaux), Prokar Dasgupta and Benjamin Challacombe (Guys Hospital, London), Ashutosh K. Tewari, Ketan Badani and Peter Wiklund (Mount. Sinai, New York), Vipul Patel (Global Robotics Institute, Florida), James Porter (Swedish Medical Center, Seattle), Rafael Coelho (Hospital Universitário de São Paulo), Eddie Chan (Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong-Kong), Koon Rha (Yonsei University Severance Hospital, Seoul), Rajesh Ahlawat (Fortis Escorts, New Delhi) and Declan Murphy (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne).
Of Belgian origin, Kris Maes pioneered robotic surgery in Portugal, having contributed to the training and development of many Portuguese doctors and several European hospitals. The minimally invasive surgery was, from the beginning, one of the main commitments of Hospital da Luz Lisboa, for the constant innovation associated to it, for the diverse fields in which it can be used and for the advantages that it has for patients. In 12 years of existence, more than a thousand robotic surgeries have been performed here, most of them for treatment of cancer, in the areas of urology, general surgery and thoracic surgery, among others.