Friday, January 22, 2016

Live surgery at a BPH course in Madrid

Today I participated in the second update day on BPH organized by the urology department at clinica la Luz in Madrid.

I gave a talk on the new iTIND device for the treatment of BPH and then I performed two operations that were transmitted to the meeting room, a Green laser enucleation of the prostate and an implantation of a temporary nitinol device (iTIND).

Everything went very well. I congratulate the organizers for a very well organized course!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Surgery at Clínica Teknon in Barcelona

This time I travelled to Barcelona to operate at Clinica TEKNON with Dr. Batista. It was a patient with high surgical risk and a big prostate that we operated uneventfully.

The laser endoscopic enucleation of the prostate is a fantastic treatment option for BPH due to its low risk and high efficacy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Participation in Spanish National TV presenting the Da Vinci Robotic System

Again I was invited to participate in the national TV program "Saber Vivir".

This time I presented the Da Vinci Robotic System and we explained how it works and what is it useful for. This robot has really revolutionized urologic surgery and specially the treatment of urologic cancers that affect prostate, bladder and kidney.

This program can be seen in this link.

For more information on Robotic Surgery, our robotic surgery website is

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

First implantation of a new device for the treatment of BPH in Spain: the iTIND


Today again we pioneered in the application of a new technology for the treatment of prostatic diseases. This time we implanted for the first time in Spain a Temporary Implantable Nitinol Device (iTIND). It is a sort of stent that is implanted under sedation in 5 minutes and after 5 days it is removed under local anesthesia. During the time it is implanted it creates three bladder neck incisions that improve the voiding quality of the patient.

The main advantage of this device is that it does not affect the patient's ejaculatory function and does not require catheterization or hospital stay. I am sure many patients will prefer this to having to take medication for a long period of time.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lecture at the Autumn meeting of the Welsh Urology Society

This time I went to Wales invited by the Welsh Urological Society to participate in their Autumn meeting.

I was asked to discuss recent advances in the surgical treatment of BPH.

The meeting took place in an amazing place, the Hensol Castle, inside the Vale Hotel Complex in Wales.

It was an unexpected pleasure to find an old friend, who was a senior registrar with me at the Institute of Urology in London. Dr. Hugh Mostafid, who is now an expert in Bladder Cancer.

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Talk and live surgery at the Live Surgery Congress of the Galician Society of Urology

This time I went to Lugo, to reach Burela, where the Live Surgery Congress of the Galician Society of Urology was celebrated.

My role was to give a talk and to perform a live Green Laser Anatomic Vaporization that was retransmitted to the auditorium of the Hospital in Burela. Everything went very well, it is always a great pleasure to visit Galicia and to meet my friends over there.

I was also interviewed by the Galician regional TV, the interview can be seen here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New course on Robotic Radical Cystectomy at ORSI and OLV Hospital in Aalst, Belgium

Again I went to Belgium to participate in an advanced course on robotic radical cystectomy and intracorporeal urinary diversion at ORSI.

I had the privilege in this course of performing two robotic radical cystectomies with an intracorporeal diversion and I also went to the operating room to witness a case at the OLV hospital in Aalst.

I am very grateful to Dr. Mottrie for everything I have learned in these courses with him, but I have to say that I have received a lot from Dr. Giorgio Gandaglia, from the Hospital San Rafaele in Milan, who is spending six months working at the OLV hospital in Aalst, and who has taught me a great deal.

For many hears I have devoted myself to teach other colleagues, specially in the use of lasers for the treatment of prostate disease. My experience as a surgical teacher helps me value the generosity of those who teach what they know without limits, and Giorgio Gandaglia is a great teacher. I think he will become no doubt one of the leading urologists in europe in a few years!