Joan Palou
Invited Faculty
Joan Palou, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Expertise: Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Penile Cancer

  • Friday, February 19th 11:50–1:00 pm

    Bladder Session I – Single Port Female Cystectomy


    Cystectomy is the standard treatment for bladder recurrent, high‐risk non‐muscle‐invasive and localized muscle‐invasive urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. The da Vinci single-port instrument configuration allows the surgeon to work in narrow spaces. The instruments also have an extra joint providing an ‘elbow’, enhancing the triangulation experience around the target anatomy. The system features: a high‐definition three‐dimensional camera, an instrument guidance system, and enhanced instrument arm control.