The UroPro Centre, a fully integrated urology and andrology centre in Egypt and the Arab world, organised — in co-operation with Cleopatra Hospitals Group — its second annual medical conference to showcase the latest international technologies used in the treatment of urological and andrology diseases using surgical robots.
A host of 350 doctors and experts in the field of urology and andrology, in addition to a group of the most famous Egyptian and foreign doctors and scientists were present in the conference.
Ahmed Ezz, the Chairperson of Cleopatra Hospitals Group, and Ibrahim Mukhles, a Professor of Urology at Alexandria University and President of the Egyptian Urological Association, also attended the conference.
For his part, Ahmed Abu Talib — a Professor of Urology, Andrology, and Medical Director of EUROPRO Centre — stated that the conference aims to develop methods of treatment and surgery for urology and andrology diseases by opening educational communication channels with the largest surgeons and professors working in this field around the world, in addition to developing skills of junior urologists, familiarising them with the latest treatment techniques used abroad, the centre said in a statement.
“It is the first time in Egypt and the Middle East region that an international medical conference is organised in co-operation with a raft of Europe’s most skilled doctors to perform a range of delicate and complex surgeries using a surgical robot in a live broadcast via video conference technology from France, England, and Italy,” Abu Talib said.
He added that the live broadcast of these surgeries included a complete prostatectomy, a kidney resection, and instalment of hydraulic stent for the penis, in addition to a flexible laparoscopic procedure to extract and break up a kidney stone using a laser, and a prostate biopsy with an MRI device.
The UroPro will continue to hold such major scientific conferences as part of its social responsibility and the pioneering role it plays in this field, Abu Talib concluded.