Prof. Jens-Uwe Stolzenburg, Director of the UKL Clinic for Urology and leader of the new Center for Robot-Navigated Surgery, at a Da-Vinci surgical robot. UKL ©
The founding ceremony of the Center for Robot-Assisted and Navigated Surgery, to which ICCAS is a founding member, took place on September 29 at the University of Leipzig Medical Center (UKL). The new center consolidates the expertise from twelve disciplines in the implementation of robotic, navigation and IT-supported systems in the operating room in order to meet the increasing demand for minimally invasive surgery. During the event, ICCAS’ Director Andreas Melzer gave an introductory lecture and provided an overview of the center’s beginnings and its potential.