Friday, October 09, 2015

Surgical workshop to demonstrate GreenLEP in Delft, The Netherlands

This time I travelled to The Netherlands to visit the Hospital Reiner de Graaf, in Delft.

There I was kindly hosted by Dr. John Van Der Hoeven who was there with other Dutch colleagues for a surgical session on "En Bloc" GreenLight enucleation of the prostate.

First I gave a talk at the clinical session of the urology department and then we went to the operating room, where they had prepared three patients. Two of them had very large prostate glands.

The session went very well, although two of the cases were a little more difficult than usual. In one of the cases I showed the anatomic vaporization technique. The attending urologists were very impressed with the possibilities of the GreenLight laser with these new techniques for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

I spent the weekend in Amsterdam, and I had a chance to visit the exhibition Body works, where they show "artistic" anatomic preparations of plastinated human bodies. It is amazing, I recommend it thoroughly.

This was a plastinated dissection of the urinary tract and the main vessels in a female subject. Fascinating!

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