Spent the day with Dr. Marnes Molina, MD, a urologist here in Mexicali. I initially met Dr. Molina by happenstance – in the hallways of Mexicali General Hospital. After a brief chat we arranged for a longer interview and operating room visit.
Today, I spent the entire day in Dr. Molina’s company – first in surgery at one of the private hospitals, then his office on Madero Avenue, and then at another facility for another surgery.
Talking to the fluent English-speaking physician was a delight and a treat. Since I don’t usually spent much time in urology – I do admit that I spent yesterday as a cram session reading about J stents and the like so I would even know what questions to ask. (Urology has come a long way since your basic lithotripsy.)
Dr. Molina performs a wide range of procedures – from treatment of kidney stones and ureteral obstructions, BPH, prostate cancer as well as continence restoring surgeries such as vaginal tape, and treatment of varicocele that may be contributing to infertility issues in men.
Today, for both cases, patients received conscious sedation – and both patients looked comfortable during the procedures. (This also means that the associated risks of general anesthesia are avoided.) Everything went well – and quickly!
Dr. Marnes Molina also tells me that he is the only urologist in the Mexicali area utilizing the green laser for treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy as an option instead of traditional surgery.
Dr. Marnes Molina Torres
Tele (686) 553 6989
Expect to hear more about Dr. Molina soon..
References on Lasers in Urology
Lasers in urology (Grasso & Schwartz), 2008 Medscape.com article
Another Medscape article courtesy of Reuters Health on Green Light laser technology entitled, “Latest green-light laser effective for large prostate volumes.”