Endourology Sound Bites #11: A Glimpse into the Future of Endourology

Dr. Matlaga January 2019
Discussing the future is more about opinion than knowledge hence one is never responsible for one’s pronouncements unless they prove to be an “I told you so” reality. Given this low risk proposition, Dr. Ralph V. Clayman - Distinguished Professor/Endowed Chair in Endourology & Dean–emeritus University of California, Irvine, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Endourology - based on his vast experience and widely acknowledged expertise, expounds the future of noninvasive therapy, iatrogenic orifice endoscopy, and how robotics will continue to grow and become integral to surgical practice.

Endourology Sound Bites #10: Three Tips and Tricks for Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Matlaga January 2019
In this podcast Dr. John Davis will discuss technical maneuvers during robotic prostatectomy that can improve the outcomes for patients. He will go over three key steps of robotic prostatectomy: the bladder neck, working under the nerve bundles, and working over the nerve bundles.

Endourology Sound Bites #9: Eduardo Mazzucchi, MD on Lithotripsy in PCNL

Dr. Matlaga January 2019
In this episode Dr. Mazzucchi discusses lithotripsy in PCNL. One of the landmarks in PCNL was the advent of intracorporeal lithotripters which made possible the treatment of bigger stones. Among the most used lithotripters are the ultrasonic, ballistic, combination models and holmium laser. All of them are safe; ultrasonic models produce tiny fragments which are eliminated through a suction device coupled to the lithotripter. Ballistic lithotripters are more effective for breaking hard stones. Combination devices ally the advantages of ultrasonic and ballistic lithotripters. Laser devices achieve the same stone-free rate when compared to ultrasonic or combination lithotripters but with longer operative time.

Endourology Sound Bites #8: Do We Need a Guidewire for Ureteroscopy?

Dr. Matlaga January 2019
In this episode Dr. Nakada discusses wireless ureteroscopy and explains a technique called "the ureteroscope as the safety wire." This podcast gives details on the pros, cons, and ideal clinical settings for this approach.