Monday, March 28, 2011

Surgeries in Bulgaria

Again I spent the weekend in Bulgaria, operating at the Hill Clinic in Sofia, with Dr. Iliya Kalchev.

We operated a lot over the weekend, and then we were invited to the National Bulgarian TV, where we were interviewed on the GreenLight Laser treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Interview in Bulgarian TV from Fernando Gómez Sancha on Vimeo.

Then on tuesday I returned to Madrid, as I had to operate in Clinica CEMTRO.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Surgeries in Gran Canaria

On thursday evening I flew to Gran Canaria to meet again my good friend Dr. Juarez, an expert in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with GreenLight laser. In this occasion I was going to accompany him in his first cases with the brand new GreenLight XPS 180 watt laser.

We performed two operations that underwent wonderfully well and then we went out for lunch together, to get an update in our respective lifes.

Then I came to Madrid in the afternoon, the following day I had to fly to Sofia for another surgical session at the Hill Clinic.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

World Premiere of "There be Dragons"

This Wednesday I was fortunate to attend the World Premiere of the brand new movie "There be dragons", directed by Roland Joffé (director of "The Mission" and "The Killing Fields"), produced by my brother, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha. It is first released in Spain, and soon in the rest of Europe, America, and the rest of the world.

Olga Kurylenko, Roland Joffé and Ignacio, in the presentation of the Movie
I feel so proud of him and of the amazing job he has performed in the production of this movie that I decided to pay tribute to him from here.

During the las two years I have witnessed the hardships and the immense efforts that Ignacio and his family have endured in the production of this movie. The combined efforts and genius of the director, the actors and the rest of people involved in this project have given birth to a true work of art.

I recommend the movie wholeheartedly, regardless of your beliefs or inclinations, because I believe it will leave a footprint in you, as it has already done in me.

Ignacio has proven to me again that great achievements, those who are really worth it, are only reached with passion, dedication and effort without measure, with deep love and respect for one's job and devotion for his loved ones. Congratulations Ignacio!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

European Association of Urology Congress - Vienna

This weekend I travelled to Vienna to participate in the European Association of Urology (EAU) Annual Congress. I participated in a Symposium on the surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with Drs. Alexander Bachmann (Switzerland), Oliver Reich (Germany) and Llorente (Spain). Very important data was presented on the results of a comparative study between transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and GreenLight HPS (120 watt) laser treatment carried out at the Fundación Hospital de Alcorcón from Madrid. Also we communicated the first worldwide results of the GreenLight XPS 180 watt laser from the IGLU (International GreenLight Users Grup), where I had collaborated with our results at the ICUA (Institute of Advanced Urological Surgery, in Madrid).

There was a lot of public and there was a great interest in the results of the new GreenLight XPS. I presented a comparison between the HPS laser and the XPS laser, to demonstrate the great advantages of this new laser. Although there is no voice-over, this short video shows the difference in efficiency of vaporization. The new laser is probably between 2-3 times faster than the HPS, and as the new Moxy fiber does not degrade during the procedure, it is possible to obtain a better performance with the energy used.

Comparison GreenLight HPS vs XPS from Fernando Gómez Sancha on Vimeo.

Then I returned early to Madrid, the following Monday I had to operate some patients.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Visitors from Israel

Today we were honoured to host Dr. Gabriel Gilon, from the Rabin Medical Center Bellinson, Tel Aviv, accompanied by Mr. Sam Goldberg. Both were very interested in seeing greenlight laser prostate operations. This afternoon they witnessed three operations that were really smooth and succesful. I explained to them the anatomic PVP technique, that ensures a complete removal of adenomatous tissue.

I think they were impressed and to celebrate the success of the day we went out for dinner and some flamenco!