Thursday, June 20, 2013

More visitors to our operating room

Today we had programmed three GreenLEP operations. We received the visit of two representatives from Germany and USA of the surgical instrument manufacturer Richard Wolf.

They also came interested in seeing the GreenLEP procedures (GreenLight Laser Enucleation of the Prostate). Normally we use their surgical instruments to perform this operation.

I am specially happy with the Piranha morcellator, with the new rotational blades Vmax, that allows us to extract the prostatic adenomatous tissue once we have enucleated it from its capsule and pushed it into the bladder.

Our surgical procedure time has been reduced much since we use them, because we achieve a very fast morcellation of 10 grams per minute during the morcellation phase, that is really impressive. Typically, to enucleate a 100 gram prostate we would need 40-45 minutes for the enucleation step, 5 minutes to change the instruments and start the morcellation and 10 minutes to finish. This is a true leap forward if we compare this with previous enucleations, where to morcellate 100 grams  of tissue we had to work for about 40 minutes.

In this occasion I also showed them the pre and postoperative transrectal ultrasound picture, that shows the beauty and value of this surgical technique.

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