Thursday, July 11, 2013

GreenLEP mentoring in Udine, Italy

Yesterday I went to the hospital in Udine, Italy, to help Dr. Simone Crivellaro in a surgical session. The objective was to help him with his first case of GreenLEP (GreenLight Enucleation of the Prostate). Dr. Crivellaro had already been at Hill Clinic in Bulgaria to witness some procedures some months ago.

We performed two operations in two patients with very large prostates, of 120 grams. Maybe they were not the best patients to learn with, as big prostates are technically more demanding.

I performed the first case, we obtained 115 grams of prostatic tissue, and then Dr. Crivellaro started the second case and I finished it. We also obtained a big volume of tissue, 110 grams of prostatic adenoma, in this case.

The session was very interesting. I believe this technique can be taught when the surgeon already has experience with vaporization. Dr. Crivellaro told me he has operated already 300 patients with vaporization. Now he will have to develop his experience with GreenLEP.

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