Minimally Invasive Procedures

High-Risk Patients Undergoing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate Have Fewer Infections with a Longer Course of Preoperative Antibiotics.

Introduction: There are minimal data to guide antibiotic management of patients undergoing holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Specifically, management of high-risk patients who are catheter dependent or have positive preoperative urine cultures varies widely.

Ejaculation Sparing of Classic and Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments of LUTS/BPH - Beyond the Abstract

The present review explores the evolving landscape of minimally invasive surgical therapies (MISTs) in managing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), with a particular focus on their impact on ejaculatory function. It delves into various surgical interventions, ranging from classic endoscopic procedures to emerging techniques like Aquablation, Rezūm, Urolift, and others, while systematically reviewing their efficacy and their influence on ejaculatory function.

Supine tubeless upper pole PCNL under spinal anaesthesia: Safety, feasibility and outcomes from a tertiary endourology centre.

Supine Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is being taken up by many urologists in recent times, but there is a tendency to shift to prone PCNL for upper pole puncture. We analyzed the safety, feasibility and outcomes of upper pole access in Supine Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (sPCNL).

Can Machine Learning Correctly Predict Outcomes of Flexible Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy for Kidney Stone Disease? Results from a Large Endourology University Centre.

The integration of machine learning (ML) in health care has garnered significant attention because of its unprecedented opportunities to enhance patient care and outcomes. In this study, we trained ML algorithms for automated prediction of outcomes of ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy (URSL) on the basis of preoperative characteristics.

Eighteen years of experience in laparoscopic implantation of artificial urinary sphincter in women with intrinsic sphincter deficiency.

Artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is a treatment option for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after failure of previous surgery or as a primary procedure in severe intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD).

Illumination matters part I: comparative analysis of light sources and illumination in flexible ureteroscopy-fundamental findings from a PEARLS analysis.

Illumination characteristics of flexible ureteroscopes have been evaluated in air, but not in saline, the native operative medium for endourology. The aim was to evaluate light properties of contemporary ureteroscopes in air versus saline, light distribution analysis, and color temperature.

The relationship between the force applied and perceived by the surgeon during ureteral access sheath placement: ex-vivo experimental model.

To define a peak force of insertion (PFOI) threshold for ureteral damage during ureteral access sheath (UAS) placement on an experimental ureteral orifice model.

A specially designed water tank using 2 laparoscopic 5 mm ports and 2 different size (10 Fr and 8 Fr) sealing cap adaptors (SCA) as ureteral orifices was used to perform the test.


To characterize and compare in vitro the surfaces of ureteral stents(STENTS) before utilization.

Our in vitro experiment included six unused STENTS models: three double-pigtail with side orifices(ImaJin and Stenostent(Coloplast©,France), TriaSoft(BostonScientific©,USA)), two double-pigtail without side orifice(Vortek-TumorStent (Coloplast©,France), Urosoft-TumorStent(Bard-Angiomed©,Germany)) and one single-pigtail(J-Fil(Rocamed©,Monaco)).

Kidney-sparing surgery has equivalent oncological outcomes to radical nephroureterectomy for ureteral urothelial carcinoma.

Kidney-sparing surgery (KSS) for upper tract urothelial cancer (UTUC) has gained increasing interest recently. However, there is limited contemporary data regarding the role of KSS in ureteral urothelial carcinoma.

Analyzing global research trends and focal points in the utilization of laser techniques for the treatment of urolithiasis from 1978 to 2022: visualization and bibliometric analysis.

Laser lithotripsy is gaining global prominence and is a dynamically progressing field marked by a continual influx of new and comprehensive research each year. Recently, there has been a noticeable shift toward the adoption of various kinds of lasers, such as holmium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Ho:YAG) and thulium fiber (TFL) lasers.