Saturday, December 17, 2011

Surgeries in Lebanon

This time I came to Beirut to accompany Dr. Imad Ghantous at the Hôpital Libano-Français, in Zahle, a city near Beirut.

We had a very tough schedule, with six surgeries and a talk to the hospital doctors, as well as other urologists who came to see the session.

I explained the basic science, the interaction of laser with prostatic tissue, basic concepts that are very important and need to be clearly understood in order to work with this laser.

A tough day, but very successful, all operations went well. The following day I returned to Madrid, a long trip Beirut-Rome-Madrid. I am starting to feel that I need to rest this Christmas.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Surgeries at Ospedale San Antonio, Padova, Italy

Today I flew to Bergamo and drove towards Padova, where I performed two operations in two patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, to demonstrate the new technique of anatomical vaporization of the prostate with the GreenLight XPS laser.

There I was hosted by the head of the department of urology, the kind Dottore Massimo del Bianco. We spent a very nice morning in the operating theatre, discussing pros and cons of this laser and the effect of the economic crisis in the Italian healthcare system. The operations were successful and I could demonstrate the benefits of this technique for the patients.

Then I departed to Rome, to connect to Beirut. A very tough trip, I arrived in Beirut after 3 am...

Friday, December 09, 2011

Surgical session in Sofia

Again I travelled to Bulgaria to operate patients with big prostates at the Hill Clinic in Sofia. It started snowing showing that Christmas and the end of the year is near. Everything comes to an end!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

New paper on European Urology

Yesterday I saw in European Urology the new paper I have published with other international experts in laser treatment of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), analyzing the results obtained with the new GreenLight XPS 180 watt laser.

It is the analysis of the early experience with this laser, that is very satisfactory.
This is the first paper published with results of this new laser in the world, and it surely will be thoroughly cited.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Surgeries with Dr .Gaston, from Bordeaux, France

Today I woke up early to pick up Dr. Richard Gaston at the airport. He came to operate two patients with us, to perform two radical laparoscopic prostatectomies.

As always, we operated with him Dra. Romero, from our team at ICUA, and myself, with the added pleasure of receiving the visit of two local urologists. Dr. Gastón told me today that he will operate this year more than 500 patients at Clinique Saint Agustin. He is a true genius of surgery and his knowledge of the micro anatomy of the prostate is amazing.

He also commented that he wants to invite me to visit Bordeaux so I can show them our technique of laser treatment of BPH.