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Cystoscopic Laser Lithotripsy and Stone Extraction (Cystolithalopaxy)

Cystoscopic Laser Lithotripsy and Stone Extraction (Cystolithalopaxy)

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

Stones occur within the urinary bladder due to incomplete bladder emptying, urinary stasis, and/or chronic bladder infections. With time, the urine that is not voided begins to harbor bacteria and […]

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

For kidney and ureteral stones that are too large (usually larger than 2 centimeters), too numerous, or too dense to be treated by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) or ureteroscopy, […]

Ureteroscopy and Laser Lithotripsy

Ureteroscopy and Laser Lithotripsy

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

Kidney stones affect 1 in 500 Americans each year, causing significant pain and healthcare expense. Surgical options for patients with symptomatic kidney stones include extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy, […]

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

Published: Aug 17th, 2012

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) was introduced in the early 1980s as a completely noninvasive therapy to break up stones within the kidney and ureter. The Department of Urology at […]

Laparoscopic Robotic Pyeloplasty

Laparoscopic Robotic Pyeloplasty

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

When urine is formed by the kidney, it pools in an area called the renal pelvis. Almost like a funnel used to pour motor oil into your car engine, the […]

Laparoscopy and Robotic Adrenalectomy

Laparoscopy and Robotic Adrenalectomy

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

Adrenal tumors are relatively rare but can cause significant problems including hypertension, excessive sweating, palpitations, weight gain, headaches and other symptoms as a result of hormone production from the adrenal […]

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (LESS) Surgery

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

Laparoendoscopic Single Site (or LESS) Surgery is a novel surgical approach allowing for removal of diseased organs through a small, single skin incision. This is in sharp contrast to more […]

Laparoscopic and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic and Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

For patients diagnosed with a small (i.e. < 4 cm) kidney tumor (Figure 1), laparoscopic and robotic partial nephrectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for removal […]

Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

Published: Aug 13th, 2012

For patients diagnosed with a large (i.e. > 4 cm) kidney tumor (Figure 1), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for complete removal of […]