Monday, July 30, 2012

Invitation to perform a live GreenLEP in Manheim, Germany

Today I received an invitation to perform a live surgery at the second congress "Innovations and Classics in Endourology and Imaging" from the ESUT (European School of Uro-Technology) that will be celebrated in Manheim. This meeting was chosen as this year's popular "Winter forum".

I have been asked to perform a GreenLEP procedure (GreenLight Enucleation of the Prostate). An operation that is generating more and more interest. It will be an honour to participate!

Third congress of GRILUR in Quito, Ecuador

Yesterday I returned from Quito, Ecuador, after participating at the third congress of the GRILUR (Iberoamerican group of laser in urology), organized by Dr. Ricardo Yépez and Dr. Saskia Suarez at the Hospital Carlos Andrade Marín.

My participation consisted in giving two talks and performing thres live surgeries, two vaporizations and one GreenLEP procedure. The surgical rooms at Hospital Carlos Andrade Marín are amazingly good and allowed for live transmission to the conference room.

There, among other friends, I met Dr. Marcelo Baptistussi, from Brasil. A great expert in endourology for the treatment of stones. He did several cases of flexible ureteroscopy and percutaneous renal surgery, he is a true master of the field.

In sum, a very interesting congress, very well organized and a great opportunity to share knowledge with other international experts. The next year congress of GRILUR probably will take place in Buenos Aires, or if this is not possible, in Lima. I encourage all urologists with interest in laser surgery to join us, they can also join the GRILUR facebook group.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Visit of Ricardo González

Yesterday I received the visit of Dr. Ricardo González, from Houston, Texas, at Clínica CEMTRO. Dr. González is one of the most relevant surgeons in GreenLight laser prostatectomy in the US and a very respected urologist at the American Urological Association.

I performed two surgeries, an enucleation and an anatomic PVP and we had a good chance to comment the differences and similarities between our techniques. We had a great time together.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Surgeries in Sofia, Bulgaria

This weekend I worked at the Hill Clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria. We had an intense surgical session with many operations that went really well.

The connector of the electrical cable of the morcellator's motor got broken and in order to be able to finish the session I had to ask my nurse Vanesa to fly to Sofia with another motor to be able to complete the session.

The operations went really well, and all patients were recovering well when I came back to Madrid.

This is the urology team at Hill Clinic. After almost three years collaborating we can say that we are a very experienced team! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Invitation to perform live surgery at the World Congress of Endourology

I have received an invitation to participate in the 30th World Congress of Endourology that will take place in Istanbul in September. I will have to perform a live operation that will be transmitted live to the audience. I love live surgery!!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Surgeries in Pordenone, Italy

This time, after sleeping in Venice I went to Pordenone, to visit the Ospedale Santa María Degli Angeli, to train the local urologists in greenlight PVP for the treatment of BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia).

There I operated with my colleagues, Prof. Garbeglio, Dr. Maruzzi, Dr. Ruggera and Maura, the fantastic urology nurse.

We did three operations that took place wonderfully... I think this is my last trip to Italy before the summer, I feel like resting a little!!