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Back from the Meeting in Paris

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:20 am
by Dr. Arturo
Hello,
Paris was gorgeous, fantastic and kind of like it better than other times I've been there.
I was surprised that this time the people were talking in English with me!!!
Paris is "chic", full of fashion and good food, also, you hardly see obese people. I find the reason after 2 days of been there why the people is so slim: They walk very long distances and also there are bicycles in all corners for rent and people from all ages ride them inclusively at night.
For me been out of shape and wanted to go again to museums and to visit many places was a challenge so I strongly recommend for the ones that will go to start walking 2-3 miles a day one month before arriving there or you will end up resting at the hotel.
Europe is expensive now because their EURO is strong against most currencies...
Just a little bit about what is new around the world of obesity surgery...Dr. Almino, my friend from Brazil is doing a work with a single port surgery but we still think the technology is not yet gotten to the point to be used safely with all kind of patients...We talk about how in our revision surgeries some times is imposable to place all the ports we use regularly and end up the surgery with just 3 ports...

Re: Back from the Meeting in Paris

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:04 am
by Kim_the_Midwife
Sounds like Paris was a lot of fun! Maybe I will get to go there someday!

As far as the revision surgery you wrote about... is this for Lap Band revisions? I always thought there was only one port where the saline is injected. Are you talking about that kind of port or is it something else? I thought maybe you meant incision instead of port, but then I couldn't imagine how you could do the surgery with just one incision!

Good to hear you are home safely!

Re: Back from the Meeting in Paris

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:15 am
by Dr. Arturo
Hi Kim,
I was meaning "port of entrance".
Single port surgery: One incision and placing one trocar to perform the lapband but also for the sleeve and many other surgeries.
Instruments have to be modified in a way that can cross while inside and not been just parallel in order to be ableto perform the movements we want.

Re: Back from the Meeting in Paris

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:18 pm
by Kim_the_Midwife
Oh wow! That would be wonderful! Sounds like it would take a very skilled surgeon (like you!) to do it that way. I could see how it would be nicer for the patients to have only one incision. Very exciting!

Re: Back from the Meeting in Paris

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:15 am
by Tricia
Paris sounds incredible! Glad you had a wonderful time!

Re: Back from the Meeting in Paris

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:54 am
by Shelby
Sounds like you had a great time in Paris!

The single port surgery is great news, how nice it would be to have just one incision to heal...although really I don't remember my incisions hurting at all.

Shelby