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Laparoscopy : Are we ready for the prime time?

Jayaramdas Patel Academic Centre at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad is organizing a three-day Instruction Course titled ‘Laparoscopy : Are we ready for the Prime Time’, during July 22 - 24, 2010.

Laparoscopy is progressing rapidly in our country. Everyone has accepted the fact that laparoscopy in Urology is here to stay. Several urologists have acquired the skills of complex lap procedures. From basics we are now looking at advanced laparoscopy, and still further into Robotics. Hence the Course is aptly titled ‘Are we ready for Prime time’?

World renowned urologist, Dr. Thierry Piechaud from France will be present as the main international faculty. Other well known faculty includes Drs. Mihir Desai from USA, P B Singh, Aneesh Srivastava, Rajesh Ahlawat, PP Rao and Jaydeep Date. MPUH Medical Director & Managing Trustee, Dr. Mahesh Desai; Chairman of Department of Urology, Dr. R B Sabnis; and other urologists from MPUH will also be participating in the 3-day programme. Besides informative and practically useful lectures, there will be live transmission of several laparoscopic surgeries performed by the faculty. There will be detailed discussion, and opportunities for hands-on experience in lab.

The scientific programme will cover various topics, such as, lap instruments, port position and energy source; place of laparoscopy in oncological urologic surgery; lap adrenalectomy, lap partial and radical nephrectomy; minitiarization of lap LESS in urology; place of laparoscopy in benign and reconstructive urologic surgery; bladder cancer; lap radical prostatectomy, lap cystectomy; transperitoneal lap donor nephrectomy, LESS donor nephrectomy, lap pyeloplasty; lap nephrectomy extended indications; why move from laparoscopy to robotic in various kinds of indications; robotic partial and radical nephrectomy; and lap complications. There will also be case discussions.

Surgeries are becoming increasingly less invasive, more precise, with faster recovery. MPUH is a leader in laparoscopic uro-surgeries.


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