Ivar Vidal-Mora

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INTRODUCTION Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an emerging technique, which allows to performed surgical procedures avoiding any surgical scars. However there are some problems due to the lack of equipment available for these procedures. The aim of these study is to present our initial experience with the transvaginal nephrectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE Laparoscopic adenomectomy 150 is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery in large prostates. Our aim is to discuss our series of 59 patients treated by means of laparoscopic adenomectomy with precise vascular control. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between June 2003 and June 2006, a total of 59 patients with a mean age of 65.5 years (51 to 82),(More)
OBJECTIVE Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an uncommon syndrome which represents a therapeutic challenge. We analyzed the role of bilateral simultaneous laparoscopic adrenalectomy in the management of CAH. MATERIAL AND METHODS : Between October 2004 and September 2006, three female patients underwent bilateral simultaneous laparoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our initial experience with robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) in a series of 25 consecutively-operated patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS A series of 25 consecutive patients who underwent RPN from April 2010 to February 2011 were studied. We used the da Vinci S HD robotic system with transperitoneal approach. Total renal hilum control was(More)
INTRODUCTION this report is intended to retrospectively assess cancer control and morbidity of primary laparoscopic reproperitoneal lymphadenectomy (L-RPLND) in patients with clinical Stage I non seminomatous germ cell tumour (NSGCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS one hundred and sixty-four patients with clinical Stage I NSGCT underwent primary diagnostic LRPLND(More)
Pelvic exenteration is used in the treatment of several pelvic cancers, including those of the rectum, uterus, and bladder. We report the first case of robotic pelvic exenteration for the treatment of symptomatic prostate cancer involving the rectum and bladder. A six-port transperitoneal robotic approach was used. Bilateral extended lymphadenectomy up to(More)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVES The experience of a renowned Latin American laparoscopic center is reported and the differences with the open technique are thoroughly discussed. METHODS During a 7 year period a total of 85 laparoscopic cystectomies were performed; in 92%of the cases urinary diversion was performed extracorporeally. This accounted for: 14 anterior(More)
To describe the perioperative and oncology outcomes in a series of laparoscopic or robotic partial nephrectomies (PN) for renal tumors treated in diverse institutions of Hispanic America from the beginning of their minimally invasive (MI) PN experience through December 2014. Seventeen institutions participated in the CAU generated a MI PN database. We(More)
For six decades, it has been a part of the conventional medical wisdom that higher levels of testosterone increase the risk of prostate cancer. This belief is mostly derived from the well-documented regression of prostate cancer after surgical or pharmacological castration. However, there is an absence of scientific data supporting the concept that higher(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our long-term results with the Anderson-Hynes laparoscopic pyeloplasty, performed by a single surgeon. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between August 1999 and December 2009, 79 patients (80 procedures) were operated for primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction. We use the Anderson-Hynes technique by a transperitoneal approach. Patients were(More)