Cattedra di chirurgia Generale della Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.

August 28, 2008  

Universita’ Degli Studi Di Roma Tor Vergata
Via Passolombardo, 430
00133 Roma (RM), Italy
06 2026406

The Department of Surgery of the University of Roma Tor Vergata organises a Phd Course in Robotics and Informatics applied to Surgical Sciences. The aim is to offer high qualifications for either academic activities or private research marketability upon completion, training towards proficiency with the latest techniques and technologies applicable to the surgical sciences.

The courses, held over a period of three years, are generally geared toward candidates who are considering future academic positions, with the intention of stimulating further developments in the field and promoting the sharing of knowledge, techniques and advancements.
Highly trained, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff will supervise the students through original clinical and laboratory research, providing an optimal practical and theoretical learning environment.

The main fields of interest and research on new technologies applied to surgery, developed by the Department of Surgery of the University of Roma Tor Vergata can be summarised as follows:

  • Safety in OR: Survey of laparoscopic towers
  • Dielectric strength of surgical instruments
  • Energized instruments for dissection and coagulation
  • Robotics and microrobotics
  • Mechanical manipulators for teaching and clinical application
  • Use of the markers RFID for several applications in the OR
  • Telemedicine applications for homecare of postsurgical patients
  • Hysteresis modelling and Observer design for surgical devices

We are currently participating to research projects:

  • VECTOR PROJECT -funded by EC- Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy
  • OPTIMISE European project: Patient safety
  • PRIN 2005 on “Optimization of the emergency of the surgical patient through  Sensory integration of simulation Models and Interfaces”

Clinical research fields are represented by protocols on:

  • Surgical treatment of the metabolic syndrome with specific reference to type 2 diabetes;
  • I-GBY: ENDOLUMINAL BARIATRIC SURGERY in collaboration with Bariatreon - Tubingen, Germany
  • Stenting vs. Primary surgery for colon obstruction