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 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)
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)
BACKGROUND Despite significant developments in transurethral surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia, simple prostatectomy remains an excellent option for patients with severely enlarged glands. The objective is to describe our results of robot-assisted simple prostatectomy (RASP) with a modified urethrovesical anastomosis (UVA). METHODS From May 2011 to(More)
BACKGROUND The natural orifice translumenal endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) approach has been successfully reported by several surgical teams in different specialties. Urologic teams have recently presented several experimental and clinical experiences with the technique. Our aim is to review the initial experience with NOTES in minimal access urological surgery.
OBJECTIVES We present our initial experience with transumbilical surgery in a simple nephrectomy performed with a flexible cystoscope and standard laparoscopic instruments. METHODS A 15 year-old child, with severe left renal parenchyma atrophy, secondary to recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) complicated with left pyelonephritis. Decision for simple(More)
The benefits laparoscopic surgery brings to the table are well established in the literature. In our environment however, still most of the reconstructive/oncologic procedures are performed as open surgery. This can be explained by the multiple challenges this technique involves, as well as a demanding learning curve. Technology has provided means to(More)