Journal of Endourology

Members of the Endourological Society receive both print journals and online access to the entire journal archive online.

Journal of Endourology and Part B, Videourology provides a forum for papers dealing with the closed controlled manipulation of the urinary tract. All business communications should be addressed to the Publisher. Reprints, except special orders of 100 or more, may be available from the authors.

Part B, Videourology is the online-only complement to Journal of Endourology. This video journal publishes fully peer-reviewed surgical and microinvasive demonstrations of the latest techniques and technologies used to optimize surgical patient outcomes. The videos can be easily searched, and shared with colleagues to provide education and enable discussion. Part B, Videourology publishes videos immediately upon acceptance. Following the initial publication, videos will be organized into six (6) online issues per year to complement the comprehensive coverage of the Flagship publication, Journal of Endourology.

All authored papers and editorial news and comments, opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations in Journal of Endourology and Part B, Videourology are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Journal, the Endourological Society, and its publisher, nor does their publication in Journal of Endourology and Part B, Videourology imply any endorsement. All business communications should be addressed to the Publisher. Reprints, except special orders of 100 or more, may be available from the authors.

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Ralph V. Clayman, M.D.
Arthur D. Smith, M.D.

Managing Editor

Editorial Coordinator

Debra Caridi
Endourological Society
Telephone: 516-520-1226

Associate Editors

Demetrius H. Bagley, M.D.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Glenn M. Preminger, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

Christian Chaussy, M.D.
Stadt Krankenhaus Harlaching, Munich

Louis Kavoussi, M.D.
The Arthur Smith Institute for Urology

Inderbir S. Gill, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Jaime Landman, M.D.
University of California, Irvine

Jean de la Rosette, M.D.
University of Amsterdam Medical Center

Tadashi Matsuda, M.D.
Kansai Medical University

Section Editors

“Letters to the Editor”

Dean G. Assimos, M.D.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

“New Technologies in Endourology”

David Duchene, M.D.
University of Kansas
Stavros Gravas, M.D.
University Hospital of Laressa, Greece
Dan Stoianovici, Ph.D.
John Hopkins Hospital

“Pediatric Endourology”

Michael Ost, M.D.
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Antoine Khoury, M.D.
University of California, Irvine

Assistant Editors (Section Editors *)

Ahmed Al-Kandari, M.D.
Kuwait University, Kuwait
Fatih Atug, M.D.
Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Turkey
Timothy Averch, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, United States


Damien M. Bolton, M.D.
University of Melbourne, Australia
Alberto Breda, M.D.
University of Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Jeffrey Cadeddu, M.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States


Ben Chew, M.D.
University of British Columbia, Canada
Mahesh Desai, M.D.
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, India
Matthew Gettman,M.D.
Mayo Clinic, United States


Peter J. Gilling,M.D.
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Andreas Gross, M.D.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Germany
Mantu Gupta, M.D.
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, United States


Tomonori Habuchi, M.D.
Akita University, Japan
Ashok Hemal, M.D.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, United States
David M. Hoenig, M.D.
The Smith Institute for Urology, United States


R. John Honey, M.D.
St. Michael’s Hospital University of Toronto, Canada
William K. Johnston, III, M.D.
Oakland University/Beaumont School of Med, United States
Adrian D. Joyce, M.D.
St. James’ University Hospital, United Kingdom


Hyeon Hoe Kim, M.D.
Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
Thomas Knoll, M.D.
Klinikum Sindelfingen-Boeblingen, Germany
Bodo Knudsen, M.D.
Ohio State University, United States


Ali Riza Kural, M.D.
Istanbul University, Turkey
Pilar Laguna, M.D.
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Benjamin R. Lee, M.D.
University of Arizona College of Medicine, United States


David Lee, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, United States
Evangelos N. Liatsikos, M.D.
University of Patras, Greece
Michael Marberger, M.D.
University of Vienna, Austria


Brian R. Matlaga, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, United States
Elspeth M. McDougall, M.D.
University og British Columbia, Canada
Stephen Y. Nakada, M.D.
University of Wisconsin, United States


Palle Osther, M.D.
Univesity of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Margaret S. Pearle, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
Abhay Rane, M.D., M.D.
East Surrey Hospital, United Kingdom


Jens Rassweiler, M.D.
Klinikum Heilbronn, Germany
Koon Rha, M.D.
Yonsei University, Korea
Lee Richstone, M.D.
The Smith Institute for Urology, United States


Bradley Schwartz, D.O.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Yinghao Sun, M.D.
Changhai Hospital, China
Chandru P. Sundaram, M.D.
Indiana University, United States


Olivier Traxer, M.D.
Hospital Tenon Urologie, France
Burak Turna, M.D.
Ege University School of Medicine, Turkey
Paul J. Van Cangh, M.D.
St. Luc University Hospital, Belgium


J. Stuart Wolf, M.D.
Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin, United States


Kathryn E. Osann, PhD

University of California Irvine, United States



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