Replay of: Children’s Hospital Boston Hosts Live Webcast of Minimally Invasive Robotic Assisted Surgery to Correct Obstructed Kidney

On Thursday June 30th 2005 at 3:00 P.M. EDT, surgeons performed a pediatric robotic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty which removes an obstruction from a kidney & reconnects the kidney's drainage system.



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Pediatric Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
 

BOSTON, Massachusetts - Using minimally invasive robotic methods, surgeons are able to perform the complete reconstructive surgery laparoscopically with very high precision, eliminating the need for a large surgical incision.

 
Pediatric Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
 

Craig Peters, MD, a urologic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Boston and associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School performed the surgery. Alan Retik, MD, Surgeon-in-chief and Urologist-in-chief at Children’s, moderated the event to explain critical portions of the surgery and answer e-mail questions from viewers during the live webcast.



The webcast uses Realplayer to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows. Viewers can download a free copy of the player here.

It is not necessary to purchase any of Real's premium players or subscription plans. The free basic player is all that is required to view the surgery.
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