• The transvaginal laparoscopy: a challenging future? - Stephan Gordts (Leuven Institute for Fertility and Embryology, Belgium)
Professor Stephan Gordts is the founder of LIFE (Leuven Institute for Fertility and Embriology) and President of the International Society of the Fallopian Tube-Reprod Surgery.
In his lecture, Professor Stephan will discuss transvaginal laparoscopy, technique he was responsible for introducing.
Transvaginal laparoscopy is a new surgical technique with considerable clinical potencial worldwide offering a minimum invasive method for the exploration and, where possibly and where indicated, the surgical treatment of the uterus and the tubo-ovarian structures.
It is a technique with promising results and advantages compared to older techniques, and its use is growing rapidly.
In this lecture, Professor Stephan Gordts will assess the results of the technique and share his vision for the future of transvaginal laparoscopy.
Professor Stephan Gordts in an expert in microsurgical interventions and operative laparoscopies and has devoted his full career to reproductive medicine.
He is the founder and scientific director of the Leuven Institute for Fertility and Embriology (LIFE) and co-founder of the Belgian Society for Reproductive Medicine.
He was an associate professor at the Monash University, Melbourne and at the Catholic University of Leiden, being in both institutions in charge of the In vitro fertilization (IVF) unit and being involved in the birth of the first IVF baby in Belgium.
was responsible for the introduction of the new technique of transvaginal laparoscopy and the concept of one-stop fertility clinic.
He is the part coordinator of the special interest group on reproductive surgery of the European Society of Human Reproduction and current coordinator of this group in the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy as well as coordinator of the task force on uterine congenital anormalities.
Professor Stephan occupies a position as an Associate Editor of Gynecological Surgery and is the President of the International Society of the Fallopian Tube-Reprod Surgery.