Educational Courses

Robotic Cystectomy - State of the Art

Saturday, September 22
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Room 242A

Video based course. The steps in the surgical treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer by robot-assisted technique will be described. Male and female cystectomy technique, lymph node dissection and urinary diversion with conduits and ortotopic neobladders with intracorporeal technique will be presented. Surgical outcomes will be discussed, oncological, functional as well as complications. Enhanced recovery protocol (ERAS) for postoperative rehabilitation with an early ambulatory pathway will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

Peter Wiklund

Karolinska University Hospital

Nils Peter Stefan Wiklund
MD, PhD, Professor Chairman
Dept. of molecular medicine and surgery, section of Urology, Karolinska Institutet
Dept. of Urology, Karolinska University Hospital 171 76 Stockholm Sweden
PhD December 6, 1985, Physiology, Karolinska Institutet
Purine modulation of cholinergic neuroeffector transmission in smooth muscle.
Associate Professor Physiology, Karolinska Institutet 1989
Post doctoral training 1992-1993, Prof. Salvador Moncada, Wellcome Research Laboratories, London, UK.
Associate Professor Urology, Karolinska Institutet 1994
Professor in Urology, Karolinska Institutet 1999
Medical Studies at Karolinska Institutet
Entered PhD program in Physiology
MD Medical degree, Karolinska Institutet
PhD research training Physiology dept of Physiology Karolinska Institutet Stockholm
PhD Physiology, Karolinska Institutet
Internship St:Göran Hospital Stockholm Sweden
1985-11-01 – 1989 01 31
1985-11 01-1986-04-30, (6 months)
General surgery
1986 05 01–1986 07 30 and 1987 07 01-1997 09 30 (6 months)
Internal Medicine
1988-01-01-1988-06-30 (6 months)
1988-07-01-1988-07-30, 1988-09-01-1989 01-31 (6 months)
General Practitioner
Swedish license to practice medicine 1989
Specialist training in Urology at Karolinska University Hospital
1989 05 08–1991-01-06 Urology
1991-01-07-1992-02-28 General Surgery
1992-03-01-1992-12-31 Urology
1993-02-01-1993-06-13 General Surgery
1993-06-14-1993-12-12 Anesthesiology
List of publications updated 06/03/2018
249 original articles, 33 review articles, 4 edited books, 26 book chapters
3474 stations Web of science 31-12-2013


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Erik Castle

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Erik P. Castle, M.D., holds the academic rank of professor of urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and serves as the program director of the urology residency at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2007.

Dr. Castle’s surgical expertise includes minimally invasive urologic oncology including robot-assisted radical cystectomy, prostatectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection and partial nephrectomy. He has performed many of these procedures as demonstrations internationally.

Dr. Castle's research interests include prostate cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer. His current research concentrates on biomarker development projects for bladder cancer. In this realm, he is a site investigator for 2 National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (RO1) clinical trial. He is also a collaborator for the NIH’s Cancer Genome Atlas for projects in bladder, kidney and prostate cancer in Arizona as well as collaborating with Mayo Clinic Florida researchers in biomarker development for bladder and kidney cancer supported by NIH grants. He directs the prospectively collected genitourinary biobank at Mayo Clinic in Arizona that houses over 40,000 specimens.

He is frequently invited to give presentations on his research both domestically and internationally, authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts and performed live surgical demonstrations internationally.

Dr. Castle’s memberships in professional organizations include the American Urological Association, where he serves as director of International Laparoscopic Nephrectomy Program. He also serves on the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer panel for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).


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Khurshid Guru

Chair of Urology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Mihir M. Desai

Professor of Urology
University of Southern California


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