Minimally Invasive Procedures

Ejaculation sparing of classic and minimally invasive surgical treatments of LUTS/BPH.

The surgical landscape for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) has evolved with the introduction of Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MISTs), recognizing the impact of sexual function on patients' well-being, and prioritizing ejaculation-sparing approaches.

Minimally Invasive Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Prospective Comparative Analysis between Bulking Agent and Single-Incision Sling.

The study aims to compare the efficacy and safety of bulking agents and single-incision slings in the treatment of urinary incontinence in 159 patients during a 29-month follow-up period.

Of the 159 patients suffering from stress urinary incontinence, 64 were treated with bulking agents (PAHG Bulkamid®) and 75 with a single-incision sling (Altis®).

Automated Identification of Key Steps in Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Using Artificial Intelligence

Purpose: The widespread use of minimally invasive surgery generates vast amounts of potentially useful data in the form of surgical video. However, raw video footage is often unstructured and unlabeled, thereby limiting its use. We developed a novel computer-vision algorithm for automated identification and labeling of surgical steps during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).

Feasibility of outpatient daycase local anaesthestic Rezūm™ without sedation.

Rezūm™ is a relatively new bladder outflow obstruction (BOO) procedure that uses thermal energy through water vapour to cause necrosis of prostatic tissue. The standard delivery of this treatment is in an operating theatre under a general or spinal anaesthetic, or under local anaesthetic with sedation that requires patient monitoring.

Preparing for the Worst: Management and Predictive Factors of Open Conversion During Minimally Invasive Renal Tumor Surgery (UroCCR-135 Study).

Data regarding open conversion (OC) during minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for renal tumors are reported from big databases, without precise description of the reason and management of OC. The objective of this study was to describe the rate, reasons, and perioperative outcomes of OC in a cohort of patients who underwent MIS for renal tumor initially.

New Minimally Invasive Solutions for Benign Prostatic Obstruction (BPO) Management: A Position Paper from the UrOP (Urologi Ospedalità Gestione Privata) - Beyond the Abstract

In recent years, minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have gained interest. These innovative approaches aim to provide effective solutions while preserving sexual and ejaculatory function, providing an attractive alternative to conventional gold standard treatment.

Practice Readiness? Trends in Chief Resident Year Training Experience Across 13 Residency Programs.

Urology residency prepares trainees for independent practice. The optimal operative chief resident year experience to prepare for practice is undefined. We analyzed the temporal arc of cases residents complete during their residency compared to their chief year in a multi-institutional cohort.

Minimally invasive cytoreductive radical prostatectomy, exploring the safety and feasibility of a single-port or multi-port robotic platform.

Consolidative resection or cytoreductive radical prostatectomy (CRP) may benefit men with non-organ confined prostate cancer. We report the safety, feasibility, and outcomes of robot-assisted laparoscopic CRP using a single-port (SP) or multi-port (MP) platform.

Automated surgical step recognition in transurethral bladder tumor resection using artificial intelligence: transfer learning across surgical modalities.

Automated surgical step recognition (SSR) using AI has been a catalyst in the "digitization" of surgery. However, progress has been limited to laparoscopy, with relatively few SSR tools in endoscopic surgery.

Role of virtual reality in improving the spatial perception of the kidney during flexible ureteroscopy: A feasibility study using virtual reality simulators and 3D models.

The aims were to describe a software-based reconstruction of the patient-specific kidney cavity intraluminal appearance via a head-mounted device and to estimate its feasibility for training novices.