Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Visitor from Italy

Today we received the visit of Dr. Giuseppe Naccarato, from Italy, who came to see our surgical session today of treatment of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) with the GreenLight XPS laser.

The visitors always leave impressed with the versatility of this laser, that allows for vaporization of the adenoma, as well as to enucleate it partially or totally. He commented that he wants to organize a meeting in his Hospital in May and that he wanted to invite me to perform a live surgery there.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Training in Alba, Italy

Again I travelled to Alba, Italy, to help Dr. Fasolis improve his surgical technique. After having performed a number of cases solo, I helped Dr. Fasolis to perform two operations in two patients who had benign prostatic hyperplasia that went really well.

It is quite easy to learn to perform a parcial deobstruction with GreenLight, what needs more training and learning a few tips and tricks is the localization of the prostatic capsule to allow for a complete removal of the adenoma.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Surgical Birthday in Bulgaria

This time I arrived in Bulgaria from Istanbul. From the airport I went to Hill Clinic, where we had prepared a surgical session with 11 patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in two days.

The session went very well and it took place the day of my 45 birthday. My colleagues at Hill Clinic had prepared me a surprise, a picture inspired in Star Wars, where all the urologists from the clinic appeared with their laser sabers... I really loved it. I cannot hide that my fascination for lasers was born the day I watched this movie for the first time when I was 11 years old.

I always enjoy operating at Hill Clinic, the work atmosphere is exceptionally good and operating so many patients in a short time is always a wonderful learning and technical improvement experience.

We celebrated my birthday with a wonderful chocolate cake! Thank you very much Hill Clinic!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Surgeries in Modena

Again I travelled to Modena to operate with Dr. Giovanni Ferrari. It had snowed and it was very cold. Dr. Ferrari had prepared four patients and we had a very interesting surgical session where I performed a GreenLight Enucleation (GreenLEP), a vapo-enucleation and two anatomic vaporizations. Everything went very well.

We had the visit of two urologists from other Italian hospitals to watch the operations. We stopped to eat some pasta in the middle of the session.

I enjoy these sessions with Dr. Ferrari in Modena. That night I took a flight to Istanbul and I slept at the airport to leave to Sofia, Bulgaria, the next morning.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Invitation for live surgery in Croatia

Yesterday I received an invitation to participate at a congress with live surgery transmission in Croatia in the month of April. I am asked to perform two operations in two different days. The program looks very attractive!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

GreenLEP in Gran Canaria

I spent the weekend with Dr. Juarez en Gran Canaria, the head of the Gabinete de Urología y Andrología.

He invited me to help him with a patient who had a huge prostate gland, and we performed a GreenLight Enucleation technique.

Everything went really well. The patient had carried a urethral catheter for six years (sometimes we surgeons see this kind of thing, impossible to understand how he bore this). The next morning we took out the catheter and he could void perfectly.

As always, I enjoyed very much Dr. Juarez's company and we had a great time in Gran Canaria enjoying the atmosphere of the carnival.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Surgeries in Bologna

This time I traveled early to Bologna to visit the Hospital in San Giovanni in Persiceto, with Dr. Bulli and Dr. Bordini. They had prepared three high risk cases to operate with the GreenLight XPS laser.

I performed three operations in the morning that went really well, and I could show the subtleties of the capsular localization technique. I had a great time, they were all so nice people. Then we had a lunch that they kept jealously in the doctor's room.

Then I went to Verona to return to Madrid via Munich, that was all covered in snow. I was lucky we could finally depart. The following day I had to travel to Gran Canaria to operate with my good friend Dr. Juarez.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Visitors to the operating room at CEMTRO

Today we received the visit from two foreign urologists. Mr. Stuart Lloyd, from the UK and Dr. Canclini, from Italy, at Clínica CEMTRO

I performed three operations, showing the anatomic vaporization, the vapo-enucleation and the ejaculation preserving technique and we had a very nice afternoon commenting all the technical details.