Minimally Invasive Procedures

Single-Use Ureteroscopy and Environmental Footprint: Review of Current Evidence.

Ureteroscopy is a well-established treatment modality for kidney and ureteric calculi in addition to playing a key role in upper tract cancer diagnostics. Traditional reusable flexible ureteroscopes are technologically advanced and expensive pieces of equipment that require repeat sterilisation and periodical repair.

Adult Ureteroscopy (A-URS) Checklist: A New Tool To Standardise Reporting in Endourology.

Ureteroscopy is increasingly being used for urolithiasis. Technological innovations have been accompanied by wide variations in practice patterns. At the same time, a common finding in many studies, especially systematic reviews, is that the heterogeneity of outcome measurements and lack of standardisation can limit both the reproducibility and generalisability of study findings.

Anterior Sphincter-sparing Suturing of the Vesicourethral Anastomosis During Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy.

Continence is an important functional outcome after robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP), and modifications of the surgical technique may improve outcomes.

To illustrate a novel RARP technique and to describe the observed continence outcomes.

Risk factors for a failed trial without catheter following convective water vapor thermal therapy (CWVTT-Rezum).

Convective water vapor thermal therapy (CWVTT-Rezum) is a minimally invasive surgical therapy that is being increasingly utilized for bladder outlet obstruction. Most patients leave the site of care with a Foley catheter in place for a mean reported duration of 3-4 days.

Atypical oncologic failure after laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy in a Japanese multicenter study.

To investigate the recurrence patterns and atypical oncologic failures (AOF) defined as the presence of atypical recurrences, such as retroperitoneal carcinomatosis or port-site recurrence, after laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (LRNU) for upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC).

Evaluation of Renal Function Recovery Following Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) has become a new surgical gold standard treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is known that untreated BPH can lead to bladder outlet obstruction (BOO).

Endourological treatment of ectopic ureterocele. Our experience in the last 15 years.

To assess the efficacy of the endourological treatment of ectopic ureterocele in children in a large series and with a long-term follow-up.

A retrospective, descriptive study of patients with ectopic ureterocele who had undergone surgery in our institution in the last 15 years was carried out.

Percutaneous management of ureteropelvic junction obstruction.

The development of endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques has revolutionized the treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). Patients can now undergo successful UPJO repair without the morbidity and complications associated with open surgery.

Comparison of postoperative outcomes of TURP, laser vaporization and laser enucleation: A Double Propensity Score Matched Analysis.

To compare postoperative outcomes of three types of endourologic surgeries (TURP, laser vaporization (LVP) and laser enucleation (LEP)) for BPH treatment using the ACS-NSQIP database.

The ACS-NSQIP database was queried for men who underwent TURP, PVP and LEP for treatment of BPH from 2011 till 2019.

The Role of Experience: How Case Volume and Endourology-Fellowship Training Impact Surgical Outcomes for Ureteroscopy.

Surgical experience is associated with superior outcomes in complex urologic cases such as prostatectomy, nephrectomy, and cystectomy. The question remains whether experience is predictive of outcomes for less complex procedures such as ureteroscopy (URS).