Thursday, November 08, 2018

Visitors from Jordan to learn HoLEP en Bloc technique

This time we welcomed two respected urologists from Jordan, who were interested in the En Bloc approach for HoLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate).

I performed 8 operations in two consecutive days at ICUA-Clínica CEMTRO in which they could appreciate the advantages of this surgical approach.

We could complete all the operations in 30-40 minutes and I could demonstrate how this approach is much more simple than the classic technique for HoLEP in which the adenoma is fragmented into two or three pieces.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Interview in Bulgarian TV

As every month, I flew to Bulgaria to work at the Hill Clinic. This time I was invited to participate in an interview in Bulgarian National TV, to discuss the movement Movember, and the importance of early diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The interview can be viewed here.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

New surgical session in Piaseczno, Poland

Again I flew to Warsaw to operate at EMC Sant Any Hospital in Piaseczno with my Polish friends.

This time we performed 16 HoLEPs that went very well. It seems that the collaboration is establishing itself and I will be traveling there every month to collaborate with the department of urology at the Hospital with Dr. Marek Zawadzki and Przemislaw Zugaj.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fundació Puigvert International Urology Course, live surgery and talk

I was honoured to be invited to the 55th Course of Fundació Puigvert in Barcelona. An impressive course with more than 600 attendees and an exciting programme with multiple live surgical transmissions and world class invited speakers.

I had to perform an endoscopic enucleation of a patients prostate with the Green Laser, a GreenLEP procedure in a patient with a prostate size of 125 cc, that was technically very complex, but that I could successfully perform. I think the attendees enjoyed a very difficult case and also due to the moderators of the session, that did an excellent job with their questions.

Later on that day I gave a talk on Endoscopic Enucleation of the Prostate.

I returned to Madrid, very impressed by the enormous effort carried out by Fundació Puigvert to organise this very high level course.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New Collaborative publication on Aquablation for BPH

This new paper on aquablation for the treatment of BPH is now available online. It is published under the umbrella of the ESUT (European Society of Uro-Technology).

Friday, September 28, 2018

Farewell to our Fellows

After six months with us, we are departing from our friends Dr. Giussepe Saitta, from Italy and Dr. Ernesto Aguayo, from Mexico, with great sorrow.

They have been excellent company and very helpful during their stay in Madrid, and witnessed a lot of endoscopic and robotic surgery throughout these months. 

We will miss them! 

Friday, September 21, 2018

World Congress of Endourology in Paris

This time I fleew to Paris to participate in the World Congress of Endourology

My role was to give a lecture on GreenLEP (GreenLight Enucleation of the prostate) in a simposium of the congress.

I was also invited to participate in a panel on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia but I could not stay and a french colleague used my presentation on my absence.

I love to see how the technique I described of Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate is gaining popularity in Europe and has more and more presence in high level congresses.