Friday, November 29, 2013

Live surgery at Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum in Berlin

This time I went to Berlin invited to perform a live surgery that would be transmitted to the audience of the congress at Auguste-Victoria-Klinikum.

This Hospital has been the most active center in Europe in Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate, and his recently retired head of department, Dr. Kuntz, an enthusiastic advocate of laser prostatectomy for many years, very respected all over the world.

Getting ready for the operation and the TV transmission
It has been a great honor for me to have been invited to operate there. My role was to demonstrate the GreenLEP technique (Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate), but the patient's prostate was so small that I decided to use a mixed technique, vaporizing anterior and laterally and enucleating the middle lobe. Then I showed a video of the GreenLEP technique.

During the operation I communicated with the audience in the congress
I got a tweet from one of the attendees at the congress:

Everything went very well, then I returned to Madrid to rest during the weekend, after two full weeks non stop.

Monday, November 25, 2013

New session in Sofia, Bulgaria, with Dr. Ruban Thanigasalam

This time I went to operate to the Hill Clinic and we welcomed Dr. Ruban Thanigasalam, urologist from Australia who was already visiting us in Madrid at Clinica CEMTRO. Ruban is finishing a two year rotation in a Paris Hospital and is about to return to Australia to work.

The objective was to witness enough GreenLEP (Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) operations to understand this technique's complexities and we did 9 cases, a very fruitful session. There is yet another urologist convinced of the advantages of GreenLEP for the treatment of BPH.

More and more urologists express their interest to join us in Sofia to see this technique. In principle we plan to do another session on December 13-15th and another one in January 30-31st.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Conference in Berlin - GreenLight laser german users group meeting.

This time I participated at the annual meeting of the German GreenLight Users Group.

I was invited to give a talk on my experience and ideas about the use of the GreenLight laser for the treatment of BPH and the role of the new techniques I developed, anatomic vaporization, vapo-enucleation and GreenLEP (Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate).

These techniques are generating a great interest worldwide and more and more urologists are interested in learning them as they allow to obtain improved results in patients with bigger prostates, with minimal risk.

There were many questions at the end, many urologists find hard to believe that these techniques are easy to learn and perform, until they visit us to see them, they feel the enthusiasm and then they learn them.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Surgical session at Ev. Krankenhaus Hospital, Witten, Germany

This time I went to the Ev. Krankenhaus Hospital, in Witten, Germany, to perform a surgical demonstration of GreenLEP and Anatomic Vaporization. The head of the urology department, Dr. Wiedeman was a very kind host of the session.

I performed two operations that went very well. Dr. Wiedeman has an extensive experience with the GreenLight laser and is convinced as I am that TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate) is obsolete.

Dr. Schattka also came to see this session and when we finished the second surgery we took this photo with Dr. Wiedeman and his nurse, who helped us really well.

Then I took a flight to Berlin, as I was invited to participate in the Annual Meeting of the German GreenLight users.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Surgical session at Ammerland Klinik, Westerstede, Germany

This time I flew to Hamburg and from there I drove to Westerstede, to operate at the Ammerland Klinik, the public hospital in the region, with Dr. Schattka.

At the hospital this morning, prior to starting the surgical session of laser treatment of BPH
The plan was to teach him to perform the new techniques, anatomical vaporization with capsular localization and GreenLEP, Green laser enucleation of the prostate for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

Checking the instruments gently provided by Richard Wolf for this session
I performed three operations that went very well. As always, urologists who watch these techniques are highly impressed and they are convinced that this is the way forward in surgical treatment of BPH.

Performing a GreenLEP at Ammerland Klinik

Then I drove again to Dortmund, to participate in another surgical session tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Australian visitor to learn GreenLEP

Again we had a visitor at the operating room at Clínica CEMTRO. Dr. Jimmy Lam came all the way from down under to see some procedures.

Dr. Jimmy Lam is a very experienced urologist in the surgical treatment of BPH with GreenLight laser. He came interested in learning the new techniques, anatomic vaporization, vapo-enucleation and Green Laser Enucleation of the Prostate. Surgeries went very well and patients were discharged the following morning.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Participation in Spanish National TV

Again I participated in the National TV program "La Mañana de la 1" at RTVE.  This time we talked about problems related with urine. I could talk a little about BPH and laser treatment. It is always good fun to go to this TV show.