International Society of Pelvic Surgery
A multi-disciplinary society for the science and surgery of pathologies of the pelvis
Multi-Disciplinary Care for Patients
The Human Pelvis is a cavity with a complex structure of organs, vessels, nerves and viscera which are in close anatomical and functional relationships. Multiple pathologies develop and cause symptoms which overlap between specialties. Modern medicine is practiced through extreme specialisation, which, for all its strengths, brings also a weakness: it causes the loss of a global view of the patient. Multi-disciplinary work is the answer to this weakness, by putting the minds of more specialties again together we reinstate a holistic approach to the patient and disease. Nowhere is this more true than in problems of the pelvis which require the collaboration of rectal surgeons, gynaecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, spinal specialists and physiotherapists.
The aim of the International Society of Pelvic Surgery is to promote multi-disciplinary work for a holistic approach to the pathologies of the pelvis.
Savvas Papagrigoriadis MD MSc FRCS
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon