Georgia Urology’s efforts in pediatric robotic surgery were honored at the North American Robotic Urology Symposium (NARUS), February 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Georgia Urology fellow Dr. Maggie Lovin received a NARUS award for best pediatric reconstruction video, which was presented at the event. This was based on a research paper entitled “Two is Company, Three’s a Crowd: Ureteral Triplication with Ectopic Middle Ureter Treated with Robotic Ureteroureterostomy,” which was penned by Dr. Lovin, Dr. Andrew Kirsch, and Dr. Shuvro De.
The paper examined a rare pediatric case of ureteral triplication and the robotic procedure to correct the condition. The patient had three ureters instead of one. The middle ureter ended outside the bladder, causing incontinence. The surgeons attached the middle ureter to the upper ureter, which diverted the urine into the bladder thus curing the incontinence.
Dr. Kirsch was on hand at NARUS to accept the award on behalf of Dr. Lovin. Additionally, Dr. Kirsch, one of the event’s invited lecturers, spoke on the treatment of complex ureteral reconstruction.