Minimally Invasive Procedures

Association of hospital volume with perioperative and oncological outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: a retrospective multicenter cohort study.

This retrospective multicenter cohort study investigated the association of hospital volume with perioperative and oncological outcomes in patients treated with robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).

The Butterfly: A Novel Minimally Invasive Transurethral Retraction Device for Benign Hypertrophy of the Prostate.

The Butterfly Prostatic Retraction device is a novel transurethral implant designed to dilate the prostatic urethra and treat lower urinary tract symptoms. We assessed its safety, efficacy and impact on urinary flow, ejaculation, and quality of life.

Thulium fiber laser in endourology: current clinical evidence.

To review and summarize preclinical and clinical data on thulium fiber laser's (TFL) effectiveness (ablation rate, stone-free rate etc.) and safety in terms of laser injuries and thermal damage. This enables us to assess how the in-vitro evidence translates into the clinical real-life scenario.

The development and validation of a new simulator for endourology.

Simulation in medicine has developed a lot in the last few decades. There is a broad range of simulators available, above all for training in surgical procedures. Endourology can benefit much from simulation because the minimally-invasive procedures of endourology frequently have long learning curves, which can be reduced by training with simulators.

Objective assessment of intraoperative skills for robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN).

RAPN training usually takes place in-vivo and methods vary across countries/institutions. No common system exists to objectively assess trainee capacity to perform RAPN at predetermined performance levels prior to in-vivo practice.

Understanding the ablation rate of Holmium:YAG and thulium fiber lasers. Perspectives from an in vitro study.

This study sought to analyze the ablation rates of Holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) and thulium fiber laser (TFL) under different settings combinations. Lasering was carried out by a computed spiral pattern through a stepper motor bearing a laser fiber.

Robotic-Assisted Simple Prostatectomy: A Comparison of Primary Simple Prostatectomy versus Salvage Simple Prostatectomy in Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.

Simple prostatectomy is indicated in patients with enlarged glands (>80 grams) who present with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Salvage simple prostatectomy (SSP) is defined as simple prostatectomy after failed transurethral procedure.

One-year outcomes after water vapor thermal therapy for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia in an unselected Italian multicenter cohort.

Water vapor therapy (Rezum®; Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA) for bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) due to benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) is a minimally invasive and innovative surgical technique.

Assessment of the Impact of Pentafecta Parameters Affecting the Quality of Life of Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.

Prostate cancer is being detected in increasingly younger men. These patients expect to preserve their current quality of life and quickly recover after treatment. Medical technology and surgical techniques are advancing along with the growing expectations of patients.

Purely Off-Clamp Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Stands the Test of Time: 15 Years Functional and Oncologic Outcomes from a Single Center Experience.

Nephron-sparing surgery represents the gold standard treatment for organ-confined renal tumors. We present 15-years of outcomes after off-clamp laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (ocLPN).

a retrospective analysis was performed on patients who underwent ocLPN between May 2001 and December 2005.

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