Friday, September 23, 2016

Reference center for AIRSEAL technology in Spain

We are very happy to incorporate a new AIRSEAL insuflation system in our operating room. From now on we will use it in all robotic and laparoscopic operations.

We are also happy as we will become reference center for this technology in Spain and we will receive the visit of all surgeons and urologists who want to see how it works.

It is basically a very sophisticated insuflator that adds enormous advantages in safety for the patient and for the surgeons.

We are very grateful to Clinica CEMTRO for their support in the adoption of this technology. We are always compromised with excellence and offering the best to our patients.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Live surgery at the "Technology and Training in Endourology" meeting in Torino, Italy

Despite I am traveling less nowadays, to be able to devote myself to my patients and due to my heavy dedication now to robotic surgery, I still participate in international meetings to demonstrate the laser techniques for the treatment of BPH.

This time I was invited to perform a live demonstration of a Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate at the congress Technology and Training in Endourology 2016.

This operation is becoming popular in Europe after my publication in the Journal of Endourology describing the technique and how to learn it.

It was a nice day in the company of many international friends.

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.