Friday, July 26, 2013

Surgical session at Hill Clinic in Sofia

Again I went to Sofia to operate at Hill Clinic,  this is my last trip before I take my summer holidays.

This time we had a lot of work and we did 23 prostatectomies in several days.

I am very fortunate to be able to collaborate with Hill Clinic. I feel we help a lot of patients. It is typical there to operate old patients with big prostatic glands that carry a urinary catheter, with a lot of co-morbidities (cardiac, diabetic patients) that make them high risk surgical candidates.

Everything went very well, the laser enucleation technique is no doubt the gold standard for the treatment of BPH. It is impressive to see the patients the next day, as if we had not operated them. I love to see how we can operate a high number of patients with a minimal complication rate. In this session, for example, no patient had any significant intra or postoperative complication. The surgical time is getting shorter, we did some of the procedures in less than 30 minutes.

We operated patients with small, medium and big prostatic sizes (we extracted 160 grams of tissue from one of the patients with a huge gland). We left a lot of work for the pathologist, literally kilos of prostate tissue.

Then I returned to Madrid. I work monday and tuesday and then I will take my summer holidays. Despite my love for my work I feel like resting a little bit!

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