Saturday, December 14, 2013

New surgical session at Hill Clinic in Bulgaria

Again I travelled to Sofia, to operate at Hill Clinic.

This time we performed 13 procedures in 2 days, and everything went very well. The GreenLEP procedure is so refined and mature that it is very fast, very safe and the results are extremely good and predictable.

We have worked so much during the last four years that things have simplified significantly. This is a photo of the sterile table where we prepare the necessary instruments. A 26 F laser cystoscope with a 30º lens, some dilators, a nephroscope or morcescope (as we use it for morcellation), the new Vmax blade for morcellation (really important) and the Piranha morcellator, from Wolf, that is not in the photo.

After performing enucleative laser surgery for the treatment of BPH, one understands how superior this technique is to vaporization or transurethral resection, and it is extremely safe!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New surgical course in Modena, Italy

Again I travelled to Modena, to Hesperia Hospital, to operate with Dr. Ferrari.

This time we received the visit of three italian urologists, Dr. Timossi, Dr. Canovaro and Dr. Gianella, who witnessed the operations. I demonstrated the GreenLEP technique (GreenLight Enucleation of the Prostate) as well as the vapo-enucleation technique, as we only had patients with big prostates today.

Fortunately we could use the new Vmax blades from the Piranha morcellator, manufactured by Richard Wolf, that allows a super-fast extraction of prostatic tissue from the bladder, cutting down the surgical time!

At the end of the session I drove to Bologna Airport to travel to Sofia sleeping at Istanbul airport... a little tired, but very happy.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Visitor from Chile

Today we received the visit in our surgical room of Dr. Eduardo Reyes, urologist from Hospital DIPRECA, from Santiago de Chile, who came to witness two laser enucleations for BPH.

Dr. Reyes is going to be in Madrid in a rotation for three months, and will attend our operations during this time at Clínica CEMTRO.