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Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA)


10. September 2019
8:00 - 18:00

Medical University of Vienna
Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology
Waehringer Straße 13, 1090 Vienna

Practical surgical workshop

Dear colleagues,
Minimally invasive thyroid surgery is becoming more and more popular. However, even for dedicated thyroid surgeons or experienced laparoscopic surgeons, proper training is necessary to learn this new method.

We are very happy to present the first Viennese cadaver course on transoral endocscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA). This one-day course will give you an advanced training in this promising “scarless procedure”. After two hours of lectures, the participants will operate under supervision of European experts in this field using the latest surgical instruments.

Welcome to Vienna!

Philipp Riss, Christian Scheuba
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
MedUni Vienna/Vienna Gerneral Hospital




8.00 – 10.00 am
Philipp Riss, Christian Scheuba,
MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, Austria

Implementation of TOETVA – recommended approach
Philipp Riss, MedUni Vienna/Vienna General Hospital, Austria

Surgical steps, tips and tricks
Günther Klein, Landeskrankenhaus Wr. Neustadt, Austria

Specimen retrieval and alternative access
Stefan Schopf, Krankenhaus Agatharied, Germany

Complications and management
Elias Karakas, Krankenhaus Maria-Hilf, Krefeld, Germany

TOETVA and intraoperative neuromonitoring
Christian Scheuba, Philipp Riss, MedUni Vienna/Vienna
General Hospital, Austria


10.00 – 10.30 am
Coffee brake

10.30 am – 6.00 pm
Hands-on cadaver cours


Please send your registration to

Registration fees
Full participant: 1.000 Euro
Includes lectures, cadaver course (as operating surgeon), lunch break
Observer: 600 Euro

Includes lectures, cadaver course
(as observer only), lunch break

Registrations are handled on a „first come – first served“ basis.
You are registered until you have received a confirmation from the registration secretariat.