Francisco Sánchez Ballester

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OBJECTIVES To show the results of our four-year experience since starting urologic procedures in the Ambulatory Surgery Unit in our hospital. The progressively increasing demand of surgery has showed up the limitations of sanitary resources. Ambulatory Surgery arises with the aim to optimize such resources, because it improves surgical procedures and(More)
OBJECTIVES/METHODS To review the incidence of male infertility secondary to intake of anabolic products and our experience and outcomes with treatment. There is a variety of such substances (testosterone, nandrolone, stanozolol, etc.) in their intake may be unique or combinations, both orally or parenterally. Comparisons between patients and case series are(More)
OBJECTIVES To report our experience on the diagnosis and treatment of this rare type of infravesical functional obstruction. METHODS Over the last ten years we diagnosed and treated 32 males with this entity. We evaluate previous treatments and time to diagnosis. Clinical, radiological, endoscopic, and urodynamic features are evaluated, as well as results(More)
OBJECTIVES We show our experience in the treatment of post-prostatectomy stress urinary incontinence with the male Remeex system (MRS). We also describe the elements of the system, its therapeutic indications, technical implantation and appropriate adjustment. METHODS From March 2007 to January 2009 five male patients aged 57 to 71 years (mean age 66(More)
OBJECTIVES We currently see an increase of demand of vasectomy reversion, mainly due to the wish of recovering fertility. METHODS We review 21 cases of vasovasostomy performed at our department over the last 5 years with the single layer technique under optical magnification, comparing our results with those from bibliography for both vasovasostomy and in(More)
OBJECTIVES We find that Urology at the end of the 20th century was a consolidated speciality as a result of years of evolution and development, and the studies and works of authors whose contributions are considered today the basements of our speciality. So we think that Urology should be understood with its historical references, because, as Aristotle said(More)
OBJECTIVES The practice of Urology in our country has a long tradition, as demonstrated by several treaties of surgery from the Renaissance; it was the end of the XIX century when the scientific basis of the speciality were established separate from Surgery, as some authors demonstrated, with the notorious contribution of Prof. Rafael Mollá Rodrigo. Dr.(More)
OBJECTIVES Professor Rafael Molla Rodrigo is considered by some the author who contributed with his scientific work and solid technique to consolidate Urology as a speciality in Valencia. Such importance is also perceived in a national level, as demonstrated by the fact that he belonged to the first board of the Spanish Association of Urology and(More)
OBJECTIVES We report 5 new cases of primary psoas abscess in this review. We describe the various pathogen agents involved in the development of this disease, as well as the etiopathogenesis, which is explained by several theories, being the most commonly accepted hematogenous dissemination from a septic focus. In the same way, we refer the most interesting(More)
OBJECTIVES Urology, as other medical-surgical specialities, had its consolidation process in the mid 19th century. This phenomenon in the history of medicine occurs around certain authors, which in the case of urology in Valencia was Dr. Raphael Molla Rodrigo, and several key elements such as development of lithotripsy and cystoscopy, as cited by(More)