Thursday, February 26, 2009

Surgical Course at the Hospital Clínico Universitario San Carlos

This week I participated in a prestigious course on Incontinence and Robotic Surgery and New Technologies. It took place in the hospital where I studied medicine, so it was nice to come back to the surgical theatres, but this time as the surgeon!

This is also the hospital where one of my partners at the ICUA works, Dr. Ignacio Castillón Vela, who is a wonderful urological laparoscopist. He contributed with his participation in robotic surgical procedures during the congress. In the photo below, with the blue cap, assisting Dr. Motrie with the Da Vinci Surgical System.

I was invited to participate in a live surgical demonstration of a Greenlight laser prostatectomy. The case was very well picked up and it was really nice and smooth. They told me the day after that the patient was fine!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Winds of Change - Zaragoza

Yesterday I participated in the International Course on Urology "winds of change 2009", organised by Hospitals Miguel Servet from Zaragoza (Dr. Rioja) and the University Hospital AMC from Amsterdam (Dr. de La Rossette).

The truth is that the invitation to participate in this international course was a real honour, the panel of invited experts is impressive. As always, the organization was impecable and the number of attendees impressive.

My role was to perform a greenlight HPS laser prostatectomy, which was transmitted live to the congress venue. The operation was a success and the case was very nicely selected. The patient had a big median lobe and I proved that this is no problem at all to perform this operation. Then I participated in a round table with other eminent national professors, which was extremely interesting.

Best European Video Award

Today I received an Email where the European Association of Urology communicates that the video I submitted to the European congress last year has been chosen as the best video published in 2008 in the European Urology Video Journal. I will receive the Award during the European Congress that will be celebrated next month.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ureteroscopy and Holmium laser

I have just posted this video in Youtube, it has been edited by Dr. Luis Llanes. He is an expert in endourology and the minimally invasive treatment of ureteral and kidney stones.

Dr. Luis Llanes is the director of our urinary lithiasis unit at the Institute of Advanced Urological Surgery in Madrid, a true endourological artist. Sorry the video is in Spanish. Holmium-YAG lasers allow to fragment urinary stones with safety and allow patients to recover very fast and go back to their normal life.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Surgeries in Barcelona

This Monday I went to Barcelona, to the Fiatc Clinic, with Dr. Fakiani. He is interested in learning to perform the greenlight HPS laser prostatectomy. We did two cases and then I rushed to return to Madrid...