Thursday, November 26, 2015

Surgery at Clínica Teknon in Barcelona

This time I travelled to Barcelona to operate at Clinica TEKNON with Dr. Batista. It was a patient with high surgical risk and a big prostate that we operated uneventfully.

The laser endoscopic enucleation of the prostate is a fantastic treatment option for BPH due to its low risk and high efficacy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Participation in Spanish National TV presenting the Da Vinci Robotic System

Again I was invited to participate in the national TV program "Saber Vivir".

This time I presented the Da Vinci Robotic System and we explained how it works and what is it useful for. This robot has really revolutionized urologic surgery and specially the treatment of urologic cancers that affect prostate, bladder and kidney.

This program can be seen in this link.

For more information on Robotic Surgery, our robotic surgery website is

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

First implantation of a new device for the treatment of BPH in Spain: the iTIND

Today again we pioneered in the application of a new technology for the treatment of prostatic diseases. This time we implanted for the first time in Spain a Temporary Implantable Nitinol Device (iTIND). It is a sort of stent that is implanted under sedation in 5 minutes and after 5 days it is removed under local anesthesia. During the time it is implanted it creates three bladder neck incisions that improve the voiding quality of the patient.

The main advantage of this device is that it does not affect the patient's ejaculatory function and does not require catheterization or hospital stay. I am sure many patients will prefer this to having to take medication for a long period of time.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Lecture at the Autumn meeting of the Welsh Urology Society

This time I went to Wales invited by the Welsh Urological Society to participate in their Autumn meeting.

I was asked to discuss recent advances in the surgical treatment of BPH.

The meeting took place in an amazing place, the Hensol Castle, inside the Vale Hotel Complex in Wales.

It was an unexpected pleasure to find an old friend, who was a senior registrar with me at the Institute of Urology in London. Dr. Hugh Mostafid, who is now an expert in Bladder Cancer.

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Friday, November 06, 2015

Talk and live surgery at the Live Surgery Congress of the Galician Society of Urology

This time I went to Lugo, to reach Burela, where the Live Surgery Congress of the Galician Society of Urology was celebrated.

My role was to give a talk and to perform a live Green Laser Anatomic Vaporization that was retransmitted to the auditorium of the Hospital in Burela. Everything went very well, it is always a great pleasure to visit Galicia and to meet my friends over there.

I was also interviewed by the Galician regional TV, the interview can be seen here.