Friday, January 31, 2014

Surgical session in Sofia with important international visitors

This time I travelled to the Hill Clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria, to operate 9 patients in two days.

We had two international very prestigious guests, Dr. Henry Woo, Professor of Urology of the University of Sydney and Dr. Rainer Schmidt, from Germany, who already came to Madrid to visit us some years ago.

They are both international experts of Green Laser treatment of BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) and they both train urologists in their respective countries. They have both published extensively in international peer-reviewed urology journals. They came to Bulgaria to see for the first time the Green Laser En Bloc Enucleation technique that I developed during the last four years.

The operations went very well and they were impressed with the speed, safety and elegance of the technique. The truth is that it is a beauty and I think it will be more and more considered and important in the urological world.

Hill Clinic organized a press round due to its nomination as a European Center of Excellence in the treatment of BPH with the GreenLight laser. In the photo, Dr. Woo and myself with all the cameras in the back who came from the 5 Bulgarian TV channels to interview us.

Dr. Woo is editor of CME (Continuous Medical Education) of the British Journal of Urology (BJU International) and is always commenting things with Twitter. This time he made this comment of the session.

We had a great time and I was delighted to be able to show the result of very tough work during the last 4 years to my colleagues and I am proud to see that they appreciate it and consider it relevant. Both went home happy and willing to offer this technique to their patients.

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