Monday, July 30, 2012

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.

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