Monday, May 23, 2011

Second meeting of the Iberoamerican Group of Laser in Urology

The second meeting of the GRILUR (Grupo Iberoamericano de Láser en Urología) took place in Lima, Perú. We gathered there to discuss advanced techniques with GreenLight laser. Dr. Jorge Saldaña, from Lima, organised the meeting, with great success.

I took the responsibility of performing five surgeries with the GreenLight laser, I did five GreenLEPs (GreenLight Enucleation of the Prostate), to be able to explain the step by step way to perform it to the attendees, who were very interested in starting this in their work centers. All the operations were uneventful, it is a mature technique, and very reproducible, and all the attendees understood the advantages and peculiarities of this technique over conventional vaporization.

All the group attending GRILUR 2011, after the surgical marathon. Dr. Alexis Alva, Dr. Daniel Porto, Dr. Cesar Quincot, Dr. Luciano Nuñez, Dr. Dario Soto, Dr. Marcelo Borghi, Dr. Jorge Saldaña, Dr. Javier Zeballos, Dr. Elvis Sueldo, Dr. Fernando Gomez Sancha, Dra. Saskia Suarez, Dr. Ricardo Yepes, Dr. Carlos Zuñiga.
The second day we discussed the future of GRILUR, up to now it was a meeting of friends interested in exchanging experiences and knowledge on the use of lasers in urology.

Dr. Saskia Suarez, Dr. Ricardo Yepes, from Ecuador, with ample experience in the use of the GreenLight Laser, are in charge of organising the next GRILUR meeting in Quito, Ecuador, in July 2012. On my left hand side, Dr. Jorge Saldaña, organiser of this year's meeting.
We decided to push the group forward, so every year we will cellebrate an annual meeting where we will offer live surgical demonstrations and scientific presentations to allow to compare different kinds of lasers used in urology, for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and urinary stone disease. If any spanish or southamerican urologist wants to join the group, please contact us at

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