Urology Update

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CHOP Urology Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Update

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Our commitment to continuously and rigorously assess surgical indications, interventions and outcomes for minimally invasive surgery for children remains steadfast, as evidenced by recent recruitment of new members of our research team and recent progress on two major research projects.

Minimally Invasive Surgery in CHOP Urology: An Introduction

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CHOP Urology’s MIS team

CHOP has a leading robot-assisted and laparoscopic surgery practice and one of the most experienced pediatric urology minimally invasive surgery (MIS) programs in the world. Surgeons at CHOP have led advances in minimally invasive robotic surgery and continue to improve patient care, develop new treatment options, and improve outcomes to benefit children across the country and around the world.

Supporting MIS in Children: The Nurses’ Perspective

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CHOP Urology’s MIS team in action

Two CHOP Urology operating room nurses discuss how they collaborate with surgeons to care for children from all over the world, demonstrating why a core team that includes both experienced surgeons and staff is key to minimally invasive surgery in children.

Fellows Corner: How Do Grants Impact Your Work?

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Grants play a large role in generating new knowledge that improves outcomes for children. Here, two fellows briefly discuss their research efforts fueled by grant support.

Paying Forward the Gift of Mentorship

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Drs. Duckett and Snyder present at a 1992 conference in Instanbul

An exceptional mentorship experience at CHOP 30 years ago inspires philanthropic support that will attract and retain the best and brightest physician-scientists dedicated to training the next generation of leaders.

Urology Team Shares Expertise Far and Wide

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Webinar screen shot of Dr. Christopher Long

This year, members of CHOP’s Division of Urology have been busy advancing pediatric urology through research activities as well as through online educational opportunities necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.