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Robotics: the future of transplant surgery?
An introduction to Robotic Surgery in organ donation and transplantation

Saturday 26 March 2022, 10:00 am online Zoom event


This event is free but please register here.


In this webinar Mr Prodromos Laftsidis, Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, will introduce robotic surgery for living kidney donors and transplant recipients. He will talk about the benefits and show what is involved in this procedure.

Born in Greece, Mr Prodromos Laftsidis remembers the first time he realised that he wanted to work in the field of transplantation. “My sister back in Greece had a kidney and pancreas transplant and I saw how her quality of life improved so dramatically. It was extraordinary.”

Mr Laftsidis (Makis) is currently a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Wessex Kidney Centre. He obtained his surgical training in Democritus University of Thrace (he also has a MSc from the same university and is completing his PhD, specialising in Hepatobiliary Diseases).

The webinar is suitable for anyone with an interest in the application of robotics in surgery or in kidney donor or recipient surgery. Please note the webinar will include filmed footage of surgical procedures. There will also be the chance to ask questions. You can also submit your questions in advance to


Ask the Experts – Living Kidney Donation, recorded January 2022, with Consultant Transplant Surgeon Frank Dor, living kidney donor and GP, Dr Paul van den Bosch, Consultant Transplant Nephrologist, Dr Adnan Sharif and Lisa Burnapp, Associate Director, Living Donation & Transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant. Watch it on YouTube.

Give a Kidney: Making a Match: The Science of Transplantation, recorded Nov 2021, with Deborah Pritchard, Laboratory Services Manager, Welsh Transplantation Laboratory CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube.

The UK Kidney Sharing Schemes, recorded 22 April, 2021, with Lisa Mumford of NHS Blood and Transplant. CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube

The Ethical Challenges of Directed Altruistic Donation, recorded March 2021, with Consultant Transplant Surgeon Frank Dor. CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube.

What the Research Tells Us: Barriers and Outcomes of Living Kidney Donation and Mental Health After Donation. recorded November 2020, with Dr Emma Massey and Dr Hannah Maple. CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube.