Friday, December 02, 2005

Invitation to operate in Chile 4

Today we returned to the theatres of the Military Hospital in Santiago de Chile to carry out the last surgical training session. It has been a privilege to get to know this urology department where all urologists are great specialists and also fantastic human beings. We have again operated three patients and I will return to spain with the nice feeling that the urologists of this department have taken advantage of the training and are now able to carry out a PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate) correctly and in a safe and efficacious way. Two o fthe patients we operated yesterday voided without problems, the last one had some difficulty and we decided to keep a small urinary catheter for a couple of days. The surgical result was very good, so he will do well for sure. All patients had clear urine and felt very well.

Coming to Chile has been a very enriching experience and it has been a privilege to be able to share some time with the urologists from the Military Hospital. The head of the department of urology, Dr. Fernando Coz is a fantastic urologist and a wonderful person. This morning he was able to operate one of the patients with technical perfection. After the satisfaction of having contributed to this department and their future patients, I will take some time to rest visiting the south of Chile with my wife.

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