Media Advisory: UChicago Medicine Showcases Pediatric Robotic Urology Treatment

MEDIA ADVISORY: UChicago Medicine showcases pediatric robotic urology treatmentWHAT: Internationally recognized experts will lead a two-day conference in Chicago to educate peers on emerging robotic treatments and procedures for pediatric urology patients. WHO: Dozens of surgeons and clinical experts from across the globe will attend continuing medical education training presented by the University of Chicago Medicine; live stream available in India.WHEN: July 24-25, 2015 WHERE: University of Chicago Medicine, Center for Care & Discovery, 7th floor board room. Journalists are asked to RSVP to the UChicago Medicine News Office to be escorted.HOW: Registration in the U.S. is available here. Registration for the webcast in India can be found here.

The use of robotic technology in pediatric urology has been steadily evolving since its early adaptation 15 years ago. Today, robotic procedures are commonly used to treat adult urology patients, and surgeons are increasingly using the robotic technology to care for pediatric urology patients.

This educational initiative is led by a team of internationally recognized experts from the University of Chicago Medicine, including Dr. Mohan Gundeti, chief of pediatric urology; Dr. Arieh Shalhav, chief of urology; and Dr. Wendy Binstock, associate professor of anesthesia and critical care. A live case demonstration will be performed.

The two-day seminar comes as interest in pediatric robotic urology procedures increases in the clinical community. Robotic procedures have been shown to have faster recovery times and require less post-operative pain medication than conventional surgery.

The event will be streamed online for registered participants in India. There will also be a webcast reception at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi.

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