Image guided surgery and minimal intervention

Image Guided Surgery and Minimal Intervention
The Intervention Centre, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital

Several new techniques in laparoscopic surgery have been introduced in Norway through this group. Some of the methods are now routine procedures, like laparoscopic pancreas resection, adrenalectomy, nephrectomy and prostatectomy. The group validates new procedures and establishes effective training. Education programs in minimal invasive surgery in both gastrointestinal- and urological surgery are organized in collaboration with other hospitals in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Belgium, UK and Denmark. Read more


Bjørn Edwin, Professor, MD, PhD

Position: Professor, University of Oslo, Section manager, The Intervention Centre and Department of HPB Surgery, Oslo University Hospital

Research interest: Minimally invasive HPB and abdominal endocrine surgery; percutaneous access and connection to visceral organs; the CoMet study (Randomization between laparoscopic and open liver resection for colorectal metastasis); extracorporeal high intensity focused ultrasound ablation of liver malignancies; 3d-image guided surgery; prognostic factors for survival of colorectal cancer.
Åsmund Avdem Fretland, MD

Position: Postdoc

Research interest: The Oslo CoMet-trial (Randomization of colorectal liver metastasis to open or laparoscopic liver resection); minimally invasive HPB surgery; 3d-image guided surgery; immune response and Quality of Life after surgery; prognostic factors for survival of colorectal cancer.

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