Monday, February 27, 2012

European Urology Congress in Paris

This year the European Congress took place in Paris. In this ocasion my contribution for the congress was to participate in a hands on session on GreenLight vaporization of the prostate in which we showed other colleagues how to operate with this laser with a computerized surgical simulator.

The simulator is fantastic, as it allows urologists without experience with GreenLight to train for hours before operating on patients. This way, their understanding of the technique improves a lot and any mistake is committed in a computer, rather than in a patient.

A very interesting session with my friends, Dr. Oliver Reich, Shiefelbein and Alivizatos.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Italian visitors

Again we received the visit of some italian urologists, and Dr. Miguel Angel García, from Salamanca. In this occasion I did two vaporizations and one enucleation with the GreenLigth XPS laser in a patient with a big prostate, all operations were uneventful and successful.

A very interesting session. I love to see the reaction of my colleagues when they come to visit, they leave convinced that this laser, well used, can work wonders on the treatment of BPH patients.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Surgical weekend in Bulgaria

Again I travelled to Sofia, for another surgical weekend. I worked hard at the Hill Clinic and then returned to Madrid.

I am always happy to know about the patients operated in previous sessions, and the feedback is fantastic, the results of GreenLEP (GreenLight Enucleation) are very good.

In this visit the marketing department of the clinic took some photos and gave me some for the blog.

In this photo during an operation at Hill Clinic. It is a very fast and efficient surgical room, it is a pleasure to work there.

In this photo with some members of the Hill Clinic team, with Drs Kocev and Georgiev in my right hand side and Dr. Bocevsky (with a white gown in my left hand side). With a blue head cover, Petia, a wonderful nurse who is really good and helps me during the operations.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Surgeries in Bergamo

Today I traveled to Bergamo, Italy, to help Dr. Deiana and Naspro with their first cases with the GreenLight XPS laser at the Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo.

In the photo with Dr. Naspro this morning. We had very interesting discussions about the use of different types of lasers for the treatment of BPH...

Then I returned to Madrid late at night.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Surgeries in Ospedale San Antonio, Padova, Italy

Again I flew to Italy to participate in a surgical session at the Ospedale San Antonio in Padova, Italy. I did two operations with Dr. Del Bianco, on two patients with prostatic sizes of 80 cc and 70 cc, that went very well.

They have a fantastic urological surgical center, with three operating rooms only for urology.

A tough day, I departed Madrid at 6 am and returned at 12 pm... very tired!