Friday, November 28, 2008

Visitor from Venezuela

This week we received the visit of Dr. Dario Soto, from Venezuela. He is a prestigious urologist from Maracaibo, who already was a pioneer in the adoption of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy. He is about to start operating with the Greenlight laser in Maracaibo and he came to see how we perform this operation. Between Thursday and Friday he witnessed six operations. We had time to comment all the technical aspects of this operation and we also had time to go out for dinner and enjoy some flamenco dancing at Casa Patas!! I usually do not have time to go out to see some flamenco, which I really love, so I take the opportunity of having a foreign visitor as an excuse to enjoy for a while....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Interview in "La Razón"

Today this was published in La Razón, one of the leading Spanish Newspapers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Surgeries in Seville

Today I travelled to Seville, to help Dr. Rus to perform two laser prostatectomies in patients with big prostates. I already helped him start with his first cases, and he has been operating on his own since then, with good results. It is a good idea to have a second interaction with an expert after some initial experience, it helps polishing little technical details that can make a difference. As always, Seville is a wonderful city and a pleasure. We did a first case and then had a wonderful lunch, and then we did the second case. The high speed train connecting madrid and seville, as always, wonderful.

Friday, November 14, 2008

2nd Continuous Medical Education Course of the AEU

Today I participated in a round table at the II Continuous Medical Education Course of the Spanish Association of Urology. A fantastic initiative of the Spanish Urological Association.

With the current pace of technological acceleration, we urologists have to invest a good part of our time to keep updated on current scientific information, and courses like this are perfect to help us achieve this objective.

We commented the different minimally invasive treatment options of BPH, and I had to present on Greenlight laser treatment, we then had a very interesting discussion. It was a great honour to be invited to collaborate with the Spanish Urological Association.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Prostate MRI spectroscopy

This is a video I have recently produced to explain the usefulness of MRI spectroscopy in the evaluation of patients in whom we suspect the presence of a prostate cancer. In Spanish only, sorry!