Saturday, February 24, 2007

More visitors from Portugal

Today we received the visit of four urologists from Porto, Portugal, that will soon start operating patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with the new Greenlight HPS. We only had one case scheduled, but it was a relatively difficult one. A patient with a huge prostate with a very big median lobe. I must say it has been the most challenging case I have had in some time.

Finally, the result was very satisfactory. The median lobe was completely gone and there was a huge cavity. The patient will leave tomorrow morning. I have used 800.000 Joules in approximaetely two hours of surgery... The normal plan for those who come to visit us is to see operations on smaller glands, but I think it was a good experience. Even when a case is difficult, the patient is totally safe and it is possible to negotiate any challenging situation presenting during surgery without much trouble.

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