Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First surgery in the world with the GreenLight XPS 180 laser and the new MoXy Fiber

This week I have had the pleasure to become the first surgeon in the world to use the New GreenLight XPS 180 watt laser with the new MoXy fiber. This new laser and this new fiber are a great step forward and they improve greatly what we could achieve with the previous generation, the GreenLight HPS 120 watt laser.

The plan was to evaluate this laser in 10 European Centers during the month of July. It was going to be evaluated first in Europe, because the EU approved it for clinical use prior than the american FDA.

I had the honor of being the first user worldwide!

We performed seven operations in the Clinica CEMTRO and we received the visit of various representatives from the manufacturing company, American Medical Systems, very interested to see the laser in action! Soon I will publish a video with my comments and my opinion on the new characteristics of this impressive new laser for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

We operated seven patients in two days and we could ascertain the superiority of this laser over the previous generation. It allows to operate patients with the same safety but much faster than before, almost twice as fast as we estimated in theatre. We checked with pre and postoperative ultrasound that we had done a great job extracting the hyperplastic tissue almost completely.

It is fascinating to check day by day how the vertiginous technological acceleration is impacting fully in medicine, allowing us to treat our patients safely, faster and more comfortably. It is really wonderful to be able to witness these advances first hand.

I am also happy because I have received an invitation to participate in the advisory committee of this company to participate in the development of the next generation of this laser. My role will be to help with my ideas and opinions to keep improving the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

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