Friday, October 24, 2014

Surgery at Hospital de Cruces, in Bilbao, Spain

This thursday I flew late at night to Bilbao, I slept there and went early in the morning to the Hospital de Cruces.

They had prepared two patients so I could operate them and show the GreenLEP technique. Unfortunately one of them was cancelled and I could only perform one of the operations. It was enough though to spark their interest in this wonderful technique. I then returned to Madrid to rest for the weekend.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Surgical Session with Dr. Richard Gaston

Again we received the visit of Dr. Richard Gastón, From Bordeaux, France. He comes to operate with us at ICUA in the Clínica CEMTRO every month. In this occasion we performed five operations in patients with cancer during two days, that went very well.

I am very happy as after seven years of collaboration with Dr. Gaston as an invited professor, briefly Dr. Gaston will become in full right a member of the staff at ICUA. So the collaboration with him will be intensified and he will come more often to Madrid to see patients in clinics and perform surgeries as a member of the team, and no longer as an invited surgeon.

In this occasion we had the pleasure to receive the visit of Dr. Georgi Georgiev, from the Hill Clinic of Sofia, Bulgaria, with which we have had a very special collaboration for the last five years. He helped us in the operations. In the photo he is in the center, with Dr. Gaston and Dr. Romero.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Participation at the world Congress of the SIU (Société Internationale d'Urologie) in Glasgow, UK

This time I flew early from Madrid, to reach Glasgow in time to participate in the Session of Surgical Tips: Surgical Management of Symptomatic BPH in the Laser Era" chaired by Dr. Mostafá El-Hilali (Canada) and Dr. James Lingeman (USA).

My role in the session was to present the technique that I recently published of Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate. It was an honor to share the surgical session with the inventor of the technique of Holmium Laser enucleation, Dr. Peter Gilling, and other super experts in laser prostatic surgery.

As always in these congresses I could see many friends, and it was specially good to see Dr. Henry Woo, from Sydney Australia, who invited me to return soon to help him with his learning curve in Green Laser enucleation.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Publication of a new scientific article

Today I saw that the urology journal "Actas Urológicas Españolas" has published our  review paper on the Urolift System for the treatment of BPH.

It is a minimally invasive treatment for BPH, specially indicated in younger patients with small prostates. 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Surgeries in Aveiro, Portugal

Again I went to Oporto to drive from there to the Hospital in Aveiro in order to train Dr. Antonio Oliveira in the technique of GreenLight En Bloc enucleation.

We performed two operations in two patients with massive prostates, that went very well.

This technique cannot be taken for granted, it must be learnt properly, performed with the right instruments, with excellent endoscopic visualization, with a modern morcellator and fast blades, and the most important, it is a team work. When all these factors are met, everything goes well!

As I returned to Madrid I got the good news that my new nephew Enrique was born!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Surgical demonstration at Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset, Valencia, Spain

This time I drove from Madrid to Valencia to participate in a surgical session at the University Hospital Dr. Peset, invited by the Department of Urology.

The staff at the Hospital had selected three patients to allow me to demonstrate the different surgical approaches existing with the GreenLight Laser.

The session went very well and it was very nice to be able to share and demonstrate these techniques. Then I drove back to Madrid.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Live surgery at the Italian National Congress in Florence

I arreived to Florence from Rome in the morning to participate at the Italian yearly National Congress of Urology.

First I wandered through the congress venue for a while and then I was taken to the Hospital to perform a live surgical retransmission to the congress main auditorium, where more than 1200 italian urologists attended.

The operating rooms were impressive and the organization of the retransmission was fantastic. I could perfectly show the steps of the anatomic vaporization technique, and it had a great impact, as it allows to visualize the surgical capsule of the prostate in a way urologists are not used to, and it went very well.

Then I returned to the congress to moderate a round table on new technologies in the surgical treatment of BPH, with my friend Dr. Carlo Terrone, which was also very interesting.

Finally I took a train back to Rome to return to Madrid that same night.