Friday, March 08, 2013

Training in Tivoli, Italy

This time I travelled to Rome to visit the Hospital at Tivoli, a nearby city, where I helped Dr. Antonino Laganà with his first cases of treatment of BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) with the GreenLight XPS laser.

We did two surgical sessions on thursday and friday, that went really well. Dr. Laganà is a great surgeon and he learnt to perform the anatomic vaporization technique, where the prostatic capsule is localized. He was very good and learned it fast.

This technique is a sophistication of the standard PVP technique, that I developed to ensure that the prostatic adenoma is completely removed. Some people think it is difficult, but if an unexperienced urologist is able to do it in his second case it is evident that it is not so difficult. It just has to be taught properly.

Then I returned to Madrid to spend the weekend and rest a bit.

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