Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Visitor to our operating room

We had a surgical session and we received the visit of Dr. Kris Maes, a Belgian urologists recognized for his expertise in Robotic Surgery who works in Lisbon.

We could comment the different techniques, the scientific basis and the surgical tricks of Green laser surgery



As always, Green laser enucleation results very surprising to those who see it, we had a great time together and it is always a pleasure to share with colleagues!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Visitors to my operating room

As every month, we receive visitors to witness operations with the GreenLight laser. In these sessions I demonstrate to my colleagues from other hospitals the different techniques I developed for Green Laser prostatectomy, anatomic vaporization and En bloc GreenLEP.


I recommend the stepwise strategy to learn that I published in the World Journal of Urology )free access) It is also paramount to use the proper instruments, specifically designed to perform mechanical enucleation.



Sunday, June 05, 2016

Interview in the National Spanish Radio

This time I was interviewed by Teresa Viejo in her program "La Observadora"..


You might want to listen to it in Spanish here.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Conference on BPH and sexual life in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

This time I travelled to Gran Cnaria to participate in a course, directed to family physicians on BPH and sexual life, organized by Dr. Juarez del Dago, from the Gabinete de Urología at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, at the building of theMedical college of Las Palmas.


My contribution was to talk on BPH and sexual function and discuss the impact of medical and surgical treatment on sexual function.


It was a pleasure as always to visit Gran Canaria, and to spend time with my friend, Dr. Juarez del Dago.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Live surgery during the congress "Challenges in Endourology" in Paris, France


This year I was invited again to the congress "Challenges in Endourology" in Paris. This time my role was to perform a surgical procedure that would be retransmitted live to the auditorium, where more than 600 urologists worldwide witnessed the live surgery session.


I performed a GreenLight laser enucleation while other surgeons performed enucleations with alternative energy sources.

What seems to be quite clear at this time is that the Gold Standard for BPH is endoscopic enucleation of the prostate, and that very likely there will be only minor differences among energy sources.


Also there was a quite unanimous opinion that the best morcellator in the market is the Piranha system, specially with the fast Vmax blades.

Soon the live videos will be available at the website of Challenges in Endourology. It is already possible to see past years live procedures.



Friday, May 06, 2016




This time I travelled to San Diego, USA, to participate at the Annual Congress of the American Urological Association, as faculty of the course on Green Laser surgery for BPH treatment.


The director of the course is Prof. Henry Woo, from Sydney, Australia, and also Dr. Oliver Reich, from Munich, Germany, participates.


My role in the course was to talk about the new surgical techniques I developed, anatomic vaporization and endoscopic enucleation with the Green Laser.


These techniques are gaining popularity in Europe, specially in Italy and France, as I devoted a lot of time and trips to popularize them, and slowly they are being adopted in other countries. There was a lot of participation in the course.

It was a great honor to participate in these courses, in the most important urology congress in the world.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Publication of our experience with US-MRI fusion biopsies with the BIOPSEE system

At last our paper reflecting our initial experience with the US-MRI fusion transperineal prostate biopsy has been published online.


We pioneered this technology in Spain and the experience we have obtained since its implantation just confirms that we are in the right track and that this diagnostic protocol for prostate cancer diagnosis improves a lot what we were doing with transrectal biopsies of the prostate, both in terms of diagnostic yield as well as with regards to patient safety.