Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)

Full immersion in Holmium enucleation of the prostate

Join our course dedicated to Holmium enucleation of the prostate. This full immersion workshop is intended for urologic surgeons, fellows, and residents in training across the world.

It has been structured to provide didactic lectures, live operative
demonstrations, surgical video demonstrations and hands-on practice on anatomical specimens.

Holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)


Course date

Course status

Practical training on anatomical specimens

  • No more courses for this period

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the registration fees for participants

Course information

Course directors

X. Gamé (FR)

R. Mallet (FR)

C. Saussine (FR)

Course objectives

  • To provide the knowledge to facilitate the transition from the learning curve, to allow technical development and eventually move towards monobloc management
  • To describe the different techniques (monobloc, two or three lobes, management of the apex) and the equipment available
  • To describe and show videos of the ejaculation preservation
  • To demonstrate two live surgeries allowing to see a monobloc and multilobed enucleation with interaction with the OP room
  • To describe peri-operative management of anticoagulant in BPH surgery
  • To provide the outcomes and potential complications of the technique

Target audience

Urological surgeons, urologists, laparoscopic surgeons from all over the world

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on anatomical specimens

Cancellation policies

CME credits & accreditations

Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI)

The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (Karl Storz, Covidien/Medtronic, and Intuitive Surgical) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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Educational sponsorship and funding

IRCAD has received financial support in the form of an unrestricted financial support. IRCAD course funding occurs via an unrestricted support from IRCAD sponsors (medical device companies). Funding is provided free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content and choice of faculty members.
Commercial names of medical devices/software/equipment may appear because they are linked to specific medical procedures, which are the focus of this training course. Other products in the market can be used to perform the aforementioned medical procedures. The IRCAD as an educational provider does not endorse any particular product.

Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

One day at IRCAD

Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


The lab is very well equipped. The trainers spent plenty of time with us

Everything was excellent!