Monday, March 14, 2016

EAU Congress in Munich: live surgery, presentations and video

Every year the European Association of Urology celebrates its annual congress, one of the most important urological events worldwide, with more than 12000 urologists attending from all over the world. In this occasion it was celebrated in Munich, Germany.

This time I was invited to operate in the ESUT session (European School of Uro Technology) where operations were transmitted to the main auditorium of the congress. I had to perform an en-bloc green light enucleation in a man with a 110 g prostate.

Con el Dr. Straub y el Dr. Maisch, antes de la intervención

The operation went really well, and was later transmitted to the main auditorium which was full. I felt really well, after so many years of very hard work, so much sacrifice and dedication, to be able to show a surgical technique that I have developed over many years in the most important forum in urology in Europe... it was a really fulfilling sensation and a moment of personal culmination that I really enjoyed.

I was also very happy to know that more and more surgeons are using this technique successfully, specially in France. I like to think that my small contribution can influence positively the lives of patients who I will never know, further than those that I can treat personally.

The following day Dr. Straub confirmed that the patient was recovering perfectly. And the congress moved on...

On Saturday night I participated in a session where the new iTIND device for the treatment of BPH was presented. The room was full and it generated a lot of interest. In my talk I reflected on the place this device can have in the treatment of BPH and the kind of patient that can benefit from its use.

The next day I participated in a session of troubleshooting in endoscopic procedures for BPH and I spoke about morcellation problems. It was a very lively session, the room was also full.

This session's webcast can be seen in the congress website

With this my participation in the EAU congress came to an end, although still Dr. Rijo will present today a surgical video on En Bloc GreenLEP that we both sign. I was helping him with his first steps with this technique and he produced a wonderful didactic video. He is a computer genius and he did a great job!

In summary, an excellent congress!!

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