Friday, March 07, 2014

New surgical session at Hesperia Hospital in Modena, Italy

Again I flew to Modena, Italy, to operate with Dr. Giovanni Ferrari at the Hesperia Hospital.

Giovanni had prepared a surgical session with four patients, and we received the visit of five italian urologists who came to see procedures. I performed two GreenLEP (Green Laser enucleation of the prostate) procedures in two patients with big prostates (bigger than 100 cc) and two hybrid procedures of vapo-enucleation.

These procedures guarantee the total removal of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) tissue and allow to obtain a fantastic and durable result in patients with this condition. I think all urologists who come to witness it are convinced that it is a new approach for the treatment of BPH that is interesting and convincing!

The Piranha morcellator from Richard Wolf is a wonderful instrument, it allows to extract prostatic tissue from the bladder at a 10-20 gram per minute pace. Using it one can morcellate a 100 gram prostate in 5-10 minutes. This has shortened the procedures very much, and I think it is a factor that will contribute to push the adoption of laser endoscopic enucleation worldwide.

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