Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New surgical session with Dr. Richard Gastón

For the last three years, Dr. Richard Gastón, from Bordeaux, France, has come to Madrid to operate with us once a month.

Dr. Gastón is the inventor of the technique of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and he has an experience of more than 10 years and more than 4000 patients in this technique, considered nowadays as the ideal technique for the treatment of localized prostate cancer. His oncological and functional results (preservation of potency and urinary continence) are espectacular. He told us he is performing more than 500 cases per year in his center in Bordeaux, Clinique Saint Agustin in Bordeaux. There he performs laparoscopic surgery of prostate, kidney, bladder cancer and complex reconstructive prolapse surgery in women.

This past weekend, right before departing to the European Association of Urology meeting we did two days of surgery at the Clínica CEMTRO in Madrid. In the photo with Dr. Estefanía Romero, urologist from our ICUA team, specialized in laparoscopy and trained by Dr. Gastón in Bordeaux.

We are strengthening our collaboration with Dr. Gaston due to the fact that many spanish patients want to access the best expert and they prefer to be operated in Madrid than to travel to Bordeaux.

It is a great stimulus for us to have Dr. Gastón in our team at the Institute of Advanced Urological Surgery in Madrid.

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