Special Case of Robotic Surgery at Hospital da Luz Lisboa Published in Acta Urológica Portuguesa

Caso de cirurgia robótica no Hospital da Luz publicado na Acta Urológica Portuguesa

The journal of the Portuguese Association of Urology publishes scientific article by physicians from Hospital da Luz Lisboa.

“Acta Urológica Portuguesa”, the official journal of the Portuguese Association of Urology, published in last July edition a scientific article by Bruno Graça, Rui Formoso, Miguel Lourenço and Kris Maes, urologists from Hospital da Luz Lisboa.
In the article, entitled “Robotic Partial Nephrectomy of Endophytic Tumour: Technique and Results”, the authors describe the special case of a female patient with a kidney tumour operated through robotic surgery.

“Robotic partial nephrectomy has similar oncologic results to open surgery or laparoscopic intervention, with less haemorrhage and pain, and lower inpatient period comparatively to open surgery. The robotic approach allows safe complex renal surgery with a shorter learning curve than the laparoscopic approach”, conclude the physicians, after describing and analysing the clinical case. “Studies including long term follow-up are needed to evaluate more evidently the oncologic and functional results and definitely establish robotic partial nephrectomy as standard of care”, they add.

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It is worth mentioning that, in May this year, Hospital da Luz was certified by the European Association of Urology as training centre in urologic robotic surgery (ERUS Reference Training Centre). This is the first centre in the Iberian Peninsula with this accreditation of excellence, joining the other 29 centres existing in Europe, also being recognized as fellowship provider in the area for professionals from other countries. Hospital da Luz Lisboa centres of Uro-Oncology and Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery are coordinated by Kris Maes.