Dr. José Uroz Tristan works with WAHA International as a medical expert and urological surgeon.
Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux is a preferred surgical technique that seeks to expand the services of pediatric urology at the national level.
Over the past five years, more than 400 Cuban children have benefited of an endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux. This surgical technique aims to expand pediatric urology services across the country, said Dr. Emilio Cordies Jackson, affiliate of National pediatric Urology of the Ministry of public health (MINSAP).
He explained that the innovation of this procedure is to inject, where possible, a biocompatible substance called Vantris, which is not absorbed by tissue and do not move to other parts of the body. This procedure is minimally invasive, it prevents subsequent surgery patients, reduces hospitalizations and saves considerable resources in terms of hospitalization, he said.
This technology, which is spread throughout the country, aims to provide medical care for the patients living in remote places so they no longer have to move in capital to benefit from the surgical procedure, added Cordies Jackson.
The Director of Public Health, explains the presence of the National Group specialists in the provinces, with the essential collaboration with Dr. José Uroz Tristan, chief of pediatric surgery hospital Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, who is expert in this technique.
We promote training, not only with urogenital pediatricians, but also with specialists from other disciplines involved in the implementation of these procedures.
Cordies Jackson thanked Dr. Tristan Uroz for his contribution. Now, in Santiago de Cuba, the procedure, better known as “La Colonia” was successfully introduced by José María Béguez Caesar in a children’s hospital.
Vesicoureteral reflux is a common condition among children which is associated with infections of repeated urinary tract and tends to create in some cases kidney complications that can lead to chronic diseases. Indeed, this disease represents about 20% of the causes of kidney transplantation among children.
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Translated from french by WAHA International