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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 […]

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 […]

Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Bladder cancer is the second most common urologic cancer in adults. There are 67,000 new cases of bladder cancer each year in the United States. Bladder cancer tends to occur […]