Sunday, March 28, 2010

Important visitor from Paris

Today I did two operations in Madrid. I received the visit of Dr. Bertrand Lukacks, from Paris. He is very well known for his publications on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

I did two GreenLEP (GreenLight Enucleation of the Prostate) operations. Dr. Lukacks was very impressed by the technique. He has a broad experience in GreenLight vaporization and has used other lasers. He promised he would try to use this technique on his return to Paris.

He commented on various aspects that he considered very interesting of this technique:

- One, that the haemostasis of the GreenLight is better than that of the Holmium laser.
- Two, he was very impressed for the easiness of finding the enucleation plane and the good differentiation of the capsular plane (of a rose color) and the adenoma, which is whitish.
- Three and last, he was also impressed by the usefulness of the side firing fiber for this technique. It allows to vaporize residual tissue, to coagulate small vessels with ease, and that was surprising for him.

I had a great time with him, and it was a big honor to receive his visit and his very interesting comments.

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