Friday, October 25, 2013

New surgical session at Hill Clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria

Again I travelled to Bulgaria to operate at Hill Clinic. In this occasion we had a long session with 18 pacients scheduled over a few days.

I did 17 GreenLEP procedures (GreenLight Enucleation of the prostate) that went very well.

These were the specimens for histological analysis from the patients we operated. More than 1 kg of prostate tissue!

It is really wonderful to be able to work at Hill Clinic. The team works like a clock and we work hard but very happy. We are also very satisfied with the results of GreenLEP!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This tuesday I flew to Gran Canaria to operate a patient with Dr. Juarez del Dago. We are friends from a long time ago and regularly either I go to Gran Canaria or he comes to Madrid to operate together. This time we operated a patient with a big prostate, we performed a GreenLEP (GreenLight Enucleation of the prostate together that went very well).

Then I returned to Madrid that same day.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Visitors from Australia and Asturias

Today we had a surgical session scheduled at Clinica CEMTRO and we received the visit of two urologists. One of them Australian (originally from Sri-Lanka), Dr. Ruban Thani-Gasalam, who is finishing a two year fellowship at the Hospital Sant Josef in Paris, with our friend and excellent laparoscopist Hervé Baumert. We also received the visit of a Spanish urologist, Dr. Abel Mateos, from Gijón, Asturias, who had a lot of interest in seeing us work and is considering starting to do laser prostatectomy.

I performed two cases of GreenLight Enucleation in two patients who suffered Benign prostatic hyperplasia. One of them was a patient submitted previously to a TURP, but he had too much residual BPH tissue that caused hematuria and problems with micturition. Both cases went really well and we had a wonderful afternoon together.

I love to see the reaction of urologists watching this technique, they are impressed by seeing the anatomy of the prostate in a way they never did before, by the simplicity of this "en bloc" technique and by the quality of the dissection and preservation of the sphincter. We also commented the importance of the improved morcellation with the Piranha system and the new Vmax blades that cut down the surgical time. The second case was completed in just 35 minutes!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Live surgical demonstration at the Annual Congress of the Società Italiana di Urologia

This time I was invited to perform a GreenLight anatomic vaporization of the prostate at the Congress of the Italian Urological Society, at the Azienda Ospitaliera S. Orsola-Malpighi, in Bologna.

From this hospital, all surgical operations in the live surgery program were transmitted via satellite to the congress center in Riccione, a seaside italian city one hour away from Bologna by car.

They selected a patient with a small prostate with a lot of prostatic calcifications that usually form in the periphery of the adenomatous tissue, that make the procedure a little more complicated.

Despite this, everything went very well, and I could show how to access the prostatic capsule to guarantee a full vaporization of the BPH tissue. In Riccione there were many urologists in the plenary room of the congress watching the procedure. I would have liked to be able to demonstrate this technique in a bigger prostate, as it is more informative, but I did my best to make the most of this case.

In the surgical room next to mine, I met my colleague and ex-older resident from my residence at the Hospital de la Princesa, Dr. Manuel Fernández Arjona, who was also demonstrating the UROLIFT system for the treatment of BPH. I really enjoyed seeing him after such a long time and we had a chance to catch up while we waited to start our procedures. Then we returned to Madrid, as we both have to work tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Online webinar in Spanish on BPH

Tomorrow morning I will participate in a live webinar (or web seminar) on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in collaboration with Post55. If you have interest in learning on BPH, please join us live registering first in this web site with interesting contents for men over 55.

Te recordamos que para asistir a la videoconferencia del Doctor D. Fernando Gómez Sanchasobre "Nuevos Avances en el tratamiento prostático" tienes que estar inscrito en Post55. Si no tienes aún usuario puedes darte de alta haciendo clic aquí.
Unos minutos antes del comienzo de la sesión llegará un enlace a tu correo electrónico para que puedas acceder a la misma.
¡¡Te esperamos!!

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