Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Surgical Session with Dr. Gaston

Today we operated at Clínica CEMTRO with Dr. Gastón and Dr. Estefanía Romero, we had programmed three laparoscopic radical prostatectomies and a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. It has been an intense session and extremely interesting. Dr. Gaston is a true master, one of the best surgeons if not the best in the planet for radical prostatectomies. Dr. Romero studied with him in Bordeaux and follows his steps very closely, she is a wonderful surgeon!

It is scientifically proven that the experience of a surgeon with an operation, e.g. the number of operations he has performed, or performs monthly, determines the rate of complications and the goodness of results. It may seem a simple thought but many patients do not know, or do not give it enough importance. The more experienced the surgeon the best results and the less complications their patients experience.

Many patients tell me "I want to be operated with laser" or " I want to be operated with laparoscopy". It is clear that a minimally invasive operation sounds more attractive than and old fashioned one, but, ¿who is the surgeon who will perform the operation? This is the key question.

This only pushes me forward to pursue my way of hyperspecialisation in laser surgery for BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia). To try to reach perfection in the execution of an operation, for the benefit of my patients.

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