Friday, December 08, 2017

Focal treatment for localized prostate cancer

I Spent this weekend in Paris participating in the ESU-ESUT-ESUI course on Focal therapy for localised prostate cancer.

It is interesting to see how this concept is gaining ground around the world, and evidence to support its use is acumulating. It was interesting to explore this option of management for very selected patients. The information obtained from MRI-Ultrasound fusion biopsies is allowing us to better select the patients who will benefit from this approach.

A very interesting course in Paris!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Visitors to our operating room

As it is common every month, we had visitors in our surgical room. This time, various colleagues from spain came to witness a surgical session, where I could show them the advanced techniques for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia with the GreenLight laser. I showed them anatomic vaporization and GreenLEP and how to transtion from vaporization towards enucleation.

The reactions of visitors coming to our surgical room are always the same, they leave convinced of the versatility of this laser and the robustness of theste techniques, as they are very safe and efficacious. It is always a pleasure to receive visitors and make new friends.

Friday, November 24, 2017

ESU-ESUT Masterclass on Lasers in Urology

This weekend I travelled to Barcelona to participate in the ESU-ESUT masterclass on lasers in urology.

I was invited to give a couple of lectures, participate in a round table and to perform a live surgical procedure that was broadcasted to the main auditorium of Fundació Puigvert.

Everything went very well and I could present my techniques of anatomic vaporization and GreenLEP (Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate), and a very interesting discussion followed. Despite I am trying to travel less offten to be able to devote myself to my patients at Clinica CEMTRO in Madrid, it is always a pleasure to see my friends and to participate in the training of other urologists in the minimally invasive treatment of prostatic diseases.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Visitors to our operating room

As usual, today we received the visit of Urologists from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, who were interested to watch advanced techniques on the treatment of BPH with the GreenLight Laser.

I could show both an anatomic vaporization and two enucleations (GreenLEP). I think they were surprised as there are still many urologists that are unaware of the extreme versatility of this laser ot treat prostates of all sizes.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

New video of a radical nephrectomy in a patient with renal cell carcinoma and caval tumor thrombus

We have edited this video of a recent surgery we performed at ICUA - Clinica CEMTRO in Madrid.

The Da Vinci Xi robot has improved the contitions to perform this kind of complex surgery that used to entail big open operations with a high risk of surgical complications.

It is in Spanish, I will see if I can produce an English version of this soon.

Experts meeting in London

This time I went to London to join a meeting with other international experts in surgery for BPH to discuss advanced techniques for the treatment of BPH, that at last are going to be promoted internationally in collaboration with Boston Scientific, the manufacturer of the GreenLight laser.

I had to present on my techniques of anatomic vaporization and GreenLEP (Green Laser enucleation of the prostate).

I am also working in the preparation of a manual describing step by step how to perform these techniques, that will be distributed to all GreenLight Users worldwide.

Despite the fact that these techniques that I described have gained wide support by urologists in various countries, as Italy, France and USA, up to now Boston Scientific had not supported them officially, but the good results obtained in studies published in Italy and France and the enthusiasm they generate in their users and patients finally have made it happen!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Surgical course on GreenLight in our operating room

As it is becoming a tradition now, we received visitors to our operating room for a new course on GreenLight Laser surgery for BPH.

In these courses we show the different techniques that can be performed with the GreenLight laser, as EP-PVP (ejaculation protective PVP), anatomic vaporization and GreenLEP (Green Laser enucleation of the prostate).

As always, it is very nice to receive visitors and to be able to exchange knowledge with other colleagues.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

EAU prostate Cancer course in Vienna

This weekend I was in Vienna to participate in a monographic course on Prostate Cancer organized by the European Association of Urology.

It was quite interesting to be able to listen from international experts all the new aspects of the management of this disease. It is a very dynamic field where a lot of research is conducted worldwide every year. These courses are helpful to keep track of all that is changing and that is to come.

I was also happy to see the high standard of care we offer at ICUA Clínica CEMTRO, in line with the best centers of the world in prostate cancer.