Friday, June 15, 2018

Annual Congress of the Spanish Urological Association

This year the National Urology Congress took place in Gijón, Asturias. My role in the congress was to lecture the residents with a talk entitled "Endoscopic Enucleation of the Prostate, the new treatment of choice of BPH".

I also contributed with three posters, that were presented by my colleague and friend Dr. Enrique Rijo. 

But without doubt, the most beautiful moment in the congress was the award from the Spanish Urological Association of the Francisco Diaz Medal to Dr. Richard Gaston. This is the highest recognition the Spanish Urological Association gives to urologists that contribute significantly to spanish urology.

It was a true honor to accompany him in such an important moment. Dr. Gaston confessed that he was truly moved by this and that he had donated the economic prize to a humanitarian organization. He is a great man and an amazing surgeon. My master and friend, Richard. Congratulations!

And with the national congress the academic year comes to an end, although we still have to work the rest of june and july before the summer holiday comes.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Prize "Dr. Vicente Pozuelo Escudero"

We proudly receive this prize to initiatives for humanization of medicine granted by the Medical Council of Madrid. It is to honor our protocol for personalized attention of the patient. A great recognition for the work our team at ICUA as well as the staff from Clínica CEMTRO do every day for the care of our patients.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Visitors from Germany

We were pleased to receive the visit of German urologists to our operating room. They were interested to see anatomic vaporization and endoscopic enucleation of the prostate with the GreenLight laser (GreenLEP).

We received the visit of Dr. Hannes Cash, from Hospital Charité de Berlín and Dr. Dr. Maurizio Aragona from Klinikum Lüneburg

As always it was a true pleasure to share with our colleagues what we do in our operating room on a daily basis.

Monday, May 28, 2018

National GreenLight Meeting 2018

This time we celebrated in Madrid the National GreenLight Meeting, with a programme packed with talks and surgeries.

We enjoyed the participation of international faculty of prestige.

We enjoyed the talks of Dr. Giovanni Ferrari, Dr. Luca Cindolo, and Dr. Franc Bruyere, from France. A very interesting date commenting the advantages of the new advanced techniques, anatomic vaporization of the prostate and GreenLEP, over the classic vaporization technique.

We enjoyed a great day sharing knowledge and experiences with other urologists who are users of the GreenLight laser throughout the country and who want to improve their technique and results.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Semi-live surgery at the ESUT 2018 Congress in Modena, Italy

This time I went to Modena, Italy, to participate at a live surgical session during the ESUT 2018 Congress. My role was to demonstrate the GreenLEP technique (GreenLight Laser Enucleation of the Prostate).

The organization of the meeting was impressive as they broadcasted three simultaneous operations and the attendees could use headphones to listen to the discussion of the operation of their liking.

I had 30 minutes to show the technique while I received questions from the moderators of the session.

An espectacular congress with live and semi-live surgeries performed by urology experts from all over the world.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Visitors to our operating room

Today we received,  as nearly every month, visitors to our operating room that wanted to learn the new techniques that we use with the GreenLight Laser. This time we received the visit of Dr. Carrecedo, from Hospital Juan Carlos I, Dr. Pablo Navarro from Hospital Carlos Haya and Dr. Gregorio Escribano, from Hospital Gregorio Marañón.

It was a pleasure to host them and share the techniques and details of what we do every day.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

AUA Congress in San Francisco

Again I went to San Francisco to participate at the American Urology Congress. This year there was no course of Advanced Techniques with the GreenLight laser as previous years.

My contribution this year was with four collaborative works. I am proud to see that the uptake of GreenLEP, the technique for enucleation of the prostate that I described is growing worldwide.

So posters and oral presentations plus another video on how to perform morcellation safely, that was presented by Dr. Enrique Rijo.

As always a very interesting congress full of new stuff. I also had time to see my old friends and to enjoy San Francisco a little.