The Early History of Endoscopic Treatment and the Story of Deflux

The PedSpace

Sep 30 2021 • 18 mins

In this episode, Dr. Goran Läckgren discusses the early days of research and discovery with endoscopic treatment and what he has learned over three decades of study.

Dr. Goran Läckgren is a Professor of Pediatric Urology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. He has worked in the department of Pediatric Surgery at University Children’s Hospital of Uppsala as head for the section of Pediatric Urology from 1986 to 2009 and is currently a Consultant Pediatric Urologist.

He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in Pediatric Urology: Morphological and Endocrinological research on the human undescended testis (Thesis); In Pediatric Oncology: Neuroblastoma (biochemical markers); Wilms’ Tumour (angiogenesis); Enuresis and Bladder dysfunction; Vesicoureteral reflux (particularly endoscopic treatment); as well as experimental and clinical studies on Deflux, particularly continuing F-U studies of children with VUR.

Dr. Läckgren has been a visiting professor and lecturer in more than 40 countries all over the world in the last 30 years and is a member of several national and international medical societies. He is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Urology Surgeons (SPUS) since 1997, an international member of the American Association of Genito Urinary Surgeons (AAGUS) since 2005, the founding member of the Swedish Enuresis Academy (SEA) since 1993, and a member of the board of The European Society for Pediatric Urology (ESPU). He was also Treasurer from 2008 to 2010 and President from 2012 to 2014. He was elected Honorary Member of the ESPU in 2015.