Friday, June 09, 2017

Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotics en Burdeos

This time I travelled to Bordeaux to participate in the Challenges in Laparoscopy and Robotics course organized by the urology team at Saint Agustin in Bordeaux, where Dr. Richard Gaston, our colleague at the ICUA in Madrid, works.

Three days of many live surgical transmissions and update talks by international experts. I enjoyed so much! The quality of the course was amazing, and we enjoyed with the participation of first line experts like Indebir Gill, James Porter and others.

Dr. Gastón had as always a stellar role, performing a radical cystectomy that left everybody impressed and a lateral approach for radical prostatectomy.

During the congress a faculty dinner took place and I could not assist as I was having a terrible cold, that hit me very hard that night. Dr. Gaston made balance of his professional life in a talk he gave to the dinner guests. A resident working for Dr. Gaston sent me this photo where Dr. Gaston included me in the short list of "journey friends". I really felt very honored for his friendship and consideration and I was very sorry that I could not be there with him in such an important moment in his career. We have worked together for the last 10 years and it has been an honor to share so many moments and surgeries with one of the best robotic surgeons in the world.

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