Saturday, March 14, 2009

Experts meeting in Barcelona

I flew again to Barcelona to participate in the first meeting of urology experts. A small meeting organised by Olympus, a manufacturer of high quality surgical devices. A very interesting initiative, that gathered a small group of Spanish opinion leaders and experts to comment the current state of minimally invasive surgery. My partner at the Institute of Advanced Urological Surgery, Dr. Castillón, was also invited as an expert in laparoscopy.

I contributed with a talk on Greenlight laser and there I met again Dr. Placer, who presented his experience with the Holmium laser. The treatment of BPH is rapidly changing and the future is very promising. Companies as OLYMPUS have a fundamental role in the advancement of medicine and surgery, because they constantly improve and refine their products, and the interaction with us, the surgeons, is very important. We are operating every day and we generate new needs and ideas. A fantastic initiative from Olympus!

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