Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kick off of our robotic program with Dr. Richard Gaston

This week we kicked off the robotic surgery unit at ICUA-Clínica CEMTRO. Dr. Richard Gastón came to operate 9 patients in three days of intensive surgery. All the operations went very well and I am very proud of the high quality robotic surgical team we have created.

Assisting Dr. Gaston during the surgical session
We had visited Clinique Saint Agustin in Bordeaux several times to copy step by step all the processes, all the tricks, al the materials they use there. We had trained all the personnel involved, nurses, auxiliary personnel, anesthetists, and of course our urology team. We also did courses on the operation of the new Da Vinci Xi Robot as they do not have it in Bordeaux yet.

Dr. Richard Gastón, a team member at ICUA, operating with the Da Vinci Xi
Everything went very well. The intensive training of all involved really paid off. We could do the operations as we had planned and we all felt comfortable and happy, each of us with our own function and Dr. Gaston felt very comfortable with the support of the team at ICUA and Clinica CEMTRO and with the new Da Vinci Xi robot, that brings new advantages for the surgeon and the patient compared to the older system.

With Dr. Romero preparing a patient prior to docking the robot
We are very happy for two reasons:

- One, to be able to offer our patients the most advanced technology in the diagnosis of prostatic diseases (with our prostate mapping system, Biopsee, for the diagnosis of prostate cancer based on 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging fusion), and also in the treatment of Benign prostatic Hyperplasia (GreenLight laser and Holmium laser) and prostate cancer (Da Vinci Xi Robot, Criosurgery, Focal One- HIFU).

- Two, to bring together the unmatchable experience of Dr. Gastón in robotic surgery of urological cancer with our huge experience in the minimally invasive treatment of BPH with laser.

This positions us as one of the centers in the world with more experience in the treatment and diagnosis of prostatic diseases. It is not so easy to find another center where patients can benefit from so much experience.

It is a true privilege to be able to work in optimal conditions with cutting edge technology.
After eight years of collaboration with Dr. Gastón in conventional laparoscopic surgery, now we enter the world of the most advanced surgery hand by hand with a true master of surgery.

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