CIMI and the USC team received the third prize of the Congress of the American Urological Association AUA, for the video “Robotic Level 3 Cava Thrombectomy “
This is the first time that a surgical intervention for these injuries with minimally invasive techniques is performed.
The team from the University of Southern California USC, world leaders in robotic kidney surgery headed by Dr. Inderbir Gill, extended the invitation to Dr. René Sotelo and the CIMI team to participate in the study of this novel technique, which involves removing thrombus from the vena cava which reach the heart
This type of tumor, depending on its scope, can be classified as Level 1, which involves the renal vein and part of the vena cava, up to level 3 which involves the heart. In the case study, we have a Level 3, and the video shows the feasibility of performing this highly complex surgery using the minimally invasive technique with the assistance of the robot, removing the renal tumor and the tumor thrombus from vena cava without any complications at all.
This is the first time in the world that this surgery is performed with a minimally invasive approach, demonstrating once again the great scope of this technique, which also translate into benefits for the patient: less bleeding, less post operative pain, faster recovery and very small incisions.