Friday, October 29, 2010

Surgeries in Vitoria

This time I went to Vitoria in the north of Spain to help Dr. Javier Extramiana and Dr. Alberto Marquina with their first experience with the GreenLight XPS 180 watt laser. We did two operations that were very successful. Then I came back to Madrid very fast, I had to operate that evening.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Surgeries in Fundació Puigvert

This morning I went to Fundació Puitvert, invited to assist Dr. Montlleó and Dr. Ponce de León with their first contact with the GreenLight XPS. We did two operations that went wonderfully and everyone was amazed to see the speed of vaporization of this new laser, and how this speed is maintained throughout the procedure. Then I came back to Madrid to prepare my luggage to fly to the USA.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Congress of the Italian Urological Society

In this ocassion I went to Milán to participate in a symposium on GreenLight that took place during the Congress of the SIU (Societá Italiana de Urología).

I presented the new GreenLight XPS laser and I had to talk about GreenLEP (Greenlight laser enucleation of the prostate), that generated a lot of interest.

I Learned that I have received invitations to participate in various congresses this year.... It is going to be a busy year. When the symposium finished, I went out for dinner and took a plane to Barcelona.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trip to Bulgaria

Again I travelled to Bulgaria to perform more surgeries. In this session we operated 12 patients from friday to sunday. All of them had huge prostates. We did 11 enucleations that went very smoothly. Dr. Kalchev confirmed later that all patients were alright.

I am working on the concept of performing an en-bloc enucleation of the adenoma, and not in two or three pieces. Almost all enucleations in this session were en-bloc. The great advantage of this attitude is that it is extremely fast. In some of these patients the enucleation time was under 30 minutes. Of course, later on one has to proceed to morcellate the adenoma, that also takes time depending of its size.

A very interesting and nice surgical session. On Monday morning I flew to Milan, to participate in a symposium of the Italian Urological Society.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Visitors from Lebanon and Morocco

This time we received the visit of two urologists from Morocco and three urologists from Lebanon, also very interested in seeing the new GreenLight XPS laser in action.

I organised two surgical sessions where I could demonstrate the new laser, the anatomic vaporization technique and the basis of enucleation. They were very impressed with the surgical results we can obtain today with this laser. Probably when they start operating with this laser in their countries I will help them with their first cases.