Children’s Medical Center will broadcast bladder surgeries live online

This is not the first time a hospital attempts to stream surgeries live on the web. This one is intended primarily for medical professionals for educational purposes.

In a unique outreach effort, Children’s Urology Department will show “Robotic vs. Open Surgery” in this worldwide broadcast intended for pediatric urologists and pediatric surgeons. Two surgeries – one a traditional, open operation and the other performed using the da Vinci robot – will be broadcast to demonstrate the latest techniques for correcting neurogenic urinary incontinence for children with spina bifida and related conditions. Both surgeries will feature bladder neck reconstructions along with appendicovesicostomies – using the appendix to create a channel leading from the bladder to the outside of the body.