Monday, June 05, 2006

Puigvert once again

Tuesday morning I operated two of my patients in Madrid and then I took a plane to Barcelona. We are finishing the training period of the urologists at Puigvert Foundation in Barcelona. We will carry out two additional surgical sessions and they will be competent to carry on alone. It is important that they learn the technique properly, because they will soon initiate a clinical study that will compare TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate) with Greenlight PV (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate). This study will not only look at clinical results, but also will take into account economical issues, performing a cost analysis. We did two cases in this session and the second one was relatively difficult, so we decided to use a suprapubic trocar to enhance irrigation and to allow us to finish the case with ease... this is a good trick for difficult cases. Then I returned to Madrid, to send the patients I operated the same morning home...

No comments: