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.

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