Ashok Hemal, MD, MCh, FACS, FRCS
Invited Faculty
Ashok Hemal, MD, MCh, FACS, FRCS
Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Expertise: Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Enlarged Prostate, Penile Cancer

  • Friday, February 19th 8:10–10:20 am

    Prostate Session I – Hood Technique


    Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), the frontline approach for prostate cancer presents challenges to recovery. However, the RARP “hood technique” may address the competing goals of cancer control, maintenance of urinary continence, and recovery of sexual function. Early return of continence after surgery, without compromising positive surgical margin rates is observed with the hood technique. This technique spares musculofascial structures anterior to the urethral sphincter complex.

  • Saturday, February 20th 10:30–11:40 am

    Kidney Session III – Radical Nephrectomy


    In select cases and experienced hands, robotic approach offers a reasonable alternative to open surgery without an increased complication rate.