UC Irvine Health expert to discuss the future of surgery and kidney disease

Public invited to learn about the latest minimally invasive procedures, tools and techniques

April 16, 2015

UC Irvine Health invites the public to learn about the latest innovations in surgical kidney disease at 7 p.m., April 20 at the Newport Beach Public Library. 

Dr. Jaime Landman, chair of the Department of Urology and founder of the UC Irvine Health Ablative Oncology Center, is an expert in diseases and conditions of the kidney, and has performed more than 2,000 advanced minimally invasive procedures. He will discuss the latest advances in imaging procedures, ablative technologies, ultrasound-guided techniques, embolization and robot-assisted surgery in a presentation entitled, Science fact or fiction? The future of surgery is here.

“What was once adopted as the standard of surgical care is now considered primitive,” Landman said. “At UC Irvine Health we are using no incision approaches, made possible by revolutionary advances in high-definition imaging and technology, to treat malignant and benign tumors.”

Guided by leading-edge imaging methods, ablation procedures are performed with thin needles inserted through the skin to deliver extreme heat or cold. These targeted therapies destroy tumors, while preserving surrounding healthy tissue. Because there are no incisions, patients experience less pain and heal faster.

“At UC Irvine Health, we are truly changing the way we diagnose and treat kidney cancer,” Landman said.
The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.

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