Lun 28 gen 2019 - Mer 30 gen 2019


It is with great pleasure that we would like to introduce you to this Second Head and Neck Surgery Course, presented entirely in 3D. This powerful technological development in our field, as well as in other fields of surgery, is undoubtedly influencing not so much the surgical procedure itself but the way we perform as surgeons today.
Greater attention to detail, minimal invasiveness, full sharing of all phases of the operation, video tutoring of colleagues in training: these and other aspects represent the everyday reality in many operating rooms. Moreover, what happens in the operating field can now be filmed and reviewed in 4K and 3D technology, i.e. maximum video fidelity coupled with a depth of field that in the past only the first surgeon could have.
“Better than Live” is a slogan but it also presents a real challenge: its aims are not just filming and showing surgery better than ever before, but also demonstrating how the execution of an operation under the control of 3D monitors can produce a decisive increase in minimally invasive procedures in a short time.
The second Course will be focused on two main topics: robotic head and neck surgery and all types of surgery of thyroid and parathyroid glands. Both are fields in rapid and continuous evolution, where technologic and therapeutic improvements are leading to interest innovations. In particular robotic surgery is opening new frontiers in mini-invasive transoral surgery as well as in open neck surgery, including thyroid surgery.
All types of approach, conventional, mini-invasive, robotic and robotic-like ones will be carried out by the Italian and the International Faculty. The formula is simple: two simultaneous live surgery sessions from the operating rooms, video-sessions with recorded contributions, frontal lectures and tumor board case discussion. In parallel a robotic cadaveric dissection will be carried out by the new revolutionary Da Vinci single port robot. The delegates will be so able to observe the same procedures carried out by Da Vinci xi (live surgery) and Da Vinci single port (cadaveric dissection) assessing relative advantages and disadvantages.

Course Director
Prof. Giovanni Succo e Dott. Nicola Palestini
Head and Neck Oncology Service - FPO IRCCS Candiolo Cancer Institute

Scientific Secretariat
Erika Crosetti
Head and Neck Oncology Service - FPO IRCCS Candiolo Cancer Institute

FPO IRCCS Istituto Oncologico di Candiolo
Strada Provinciale 142 km 3,95 - Candiolo, Torino (Italy)

Registration method
All participants are required to register using the "online form" available here.