Saturday, March 29, 2014

Live surgery at a minimally invasive surgery symposium at Westerstede, Germany

Again I travelled to the Ammerland Klinik in Westerstede, Germany, to participate in a symposium on minimally invasive surgery in urology. My role was to perform a live transmission of a Green Laser Eucleation of the Prostate, that was broadcasted from the hospital to the hotel where the symposium was celebrated.

They chose a patient with a prostate over 140 cc, a difficult case, to allow me to demonstrate live the advantages of this technique even in complex cases.

The case went wonderfully well, I could demonstrate the technique steps and its advantages, the excellent visualization, the absence of bleeding, the perfect anatomical dissection and the speed, as we could finish in less than 90 minutes of surgery. I was accompanied by my friend Dr. Schmidt, and I enjoyed the assistance of personnel from Richard Wolf, the company that manufactures the best surgical instruments to carry out this procedure and the best morcellator in the world, the Piranha system with the single use fast blades Vmax.

This was the weight of the tissue retrieval basket, that we will send for histological analysis. A big prostate gland indeed!

Then I went to the hotel where the symposium took place, and there I gave a talk on the evolution of surgery with the GreenLight laser.

Then I returned to Madrid to enjoy the rest of the weekend, after having worked hard for 15 days.

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