Nightmares in Lower Tract Urologic Surgery

Sunday, September 23
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Amphitheatre Bleu

Jens Rassweiler


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Monish Aron

Professor of Urology and Vice-Chair
USC institute of urology

Dr Monish Aron is Professor of Urology and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations at the USC Institute of Urology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He specializes in robotic surgery for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer. In prostate cancer, his area of interest is surgery for high risk and metastatic disease, with an emphasis on multimodal therapy. In bladder cancer, his focus is on intracorporeal diversions and extended lymphadenectomy. In kidney cancer, his focus is on retroperitoneal robotic surgery and extending indications of partial nephrectomy to clinical T2 tumors. Dr Aron had published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and he serves on the editorial boards of 3 leading urological journals.


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Omer B. Argun

Associate Professor of Urology
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey

Omer Burak Argun
Associate Prof. of Urology

Dr. Omer Burak Argun received his medical degree from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine in 2003. After a urology residency at the Cerrahpasa School of medicine, Department of Urology, 2008, he became Attending Physician, he went to the USA and start his research fellowship program at University of Minnesota with the mentorship of Dr. Robert Sweet. He also worked as a part of SimPORTAL and Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST). At the Acibadem University, he is working with a distinguished Uro oncology team and basically working with Dr. Ali Rıza Kural's team. His interested in Robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and endourologic procedures.


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Ashok Hemal

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Dr. Hemal is working as a professor in the department of Urology, Comprehensive Cancer Center & Prof., Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is well known for his pioneering work in minimally invasive surgery. He has been active in the field of endourology since 1989, laparoscopy since 1992 and robot-assisted surgery since 2001. His contributions to laparoscopic & robot-assisted urologic surgery include the development of new techniques in uro-oncology & commitment to sharing and disseminating knowledge. He has conducted live demonstrations of endourological, laparoscopic & robot-assisted urologic procedures at more than 350 conferences around the world. He has been a visiting professor to more than 350 institutions around the globe to deliver guest lectures and keynote speeches. His trainees have been involved in the establishment of more than 50 minimally invasive programs. He has edited six books & 450 scientific papers and chapters in the book. He is on editorial board of several journals and President of society of robotic urologic surgery.He serves as a member of scientific committee in American Urology Association, World Congress of Endourology & SIU. Dr. Hemal has been the recipient of many academic distinctions and awards. He has been awarded three times by President of India including the most prestigious honor a physician can receive, the “Dr. B.C. Roy Award,” in 2004 for his contributions in the field of cost-effective minimally invasive surgery and highest civilian honor “Padma-Shree” in 2007 for development of robotic urologic surgery. Other prestigious awards to his credit are Urologist of the Decade award, Guest Scholar of the American College of Surgeons, SIU scholar and Fulbright scholar. Dr. Hemal is consistently included in Best Doctors of America, Top Doctors of America, Top Prostate Cancer Specialists and Who’s Who in the World for past several years.


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