Most thyroid operations are performed at the Department of Surgery of the University of Debrecen Clinical Center in Hungary, and the specialists of the institution have the most experience in the application of the indocyanine green technique in our country.

 State-of-the-art procedures were presented to Hungarian specialists in lectures and live surgery broadcasts as part of an onco-surgery course, the University of Debrecen reported. 

On the first day of the training, lectures were given on the current issues of laparoscopic gastric cancer surgery and the most modern treatment options for well-differentiated tumours of the thyroid gland. The latest procedures were presented at the Debrecen Surgery Clinic. In both cases, the participants could learn about the latest international studies and the guidelines based on them.

“In relation to gastric cancer surgery, we have presented the individualised treatment, the less radical types of surgery, which provide a better quality of life without compromising oncology, while for thyroid tumours, it is possible to perform less radical unilateral surgery for larger tumours. With regard to gastric cancer, we are the only hospital in Hungary to use the Maruyama computer program based on an extensive database, and we have the most experience in the field of sentinel node biopsy in Hungary and even in the Eastern European region,” Dezső Tóth, Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Surgery at the University of Debrecen Clinical Centre, said.

On the second day of the training, the surgeons who had registered for the training had the opportunity to watch a live surgical broadcast of a total thyroidectomy with modified radical cervical lymph node dissection, laparoscopic gastrectomy and extended surgery for pancreatic cancer, among others, and to gain insight into the potential of indocyanine green, one of the newest procedures in thyroid cancer and gastric cancer surgery.

The technique is most widely used in Hungary at the Debrecen Surgical Clinic.

“This training is based on live surgical demonstrations, which is perhaps the greatest added value in the surgical profession for the participants and guests. As the director, I consider it important to organise similar programmes, which have become a tradition in the institution over the last two years. Twice a year, we organise demonstration surgeries; in the spring, we had an Indocyanine Green (ICG) based training under the auspices of the International Society, and now we’ve presented advanced oncosurgery,”  the clinic director said.

Both the participants and the surgical clinicians who conducted the course rated the training as a success, especially as the limited enrolment ensured that the guests had the opportunity to be present in person. Thus, one of the most important forms of continuing education in surgical training was achieved, where surgical technique and complication management principles were introduced.

Source: dehir.hu | University of Debrecen | Photo credit: Pixabay (Illustration only)

Author: Debrecen4U