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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 Renal Cyst Ablation

Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Ablation

Published: Aug 15th, 2012

Kidney cysts are a benign and fairly common condition that affects both men and women. About 1 out of 4 people have a cyst on their kidney, and the majority […]

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 […]

Laparoscopic and Robotic Nephroureterectomy

Laparoscopic and Robotic Nephroureterectomy

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

For patients diagnosed with transitional cell carcinoma of the kidney or ureter (aka urothelial cell carcinoma), laparoscopic and robotic nephroureterectomy provides patients with a safe and minimally invasive technique for […]

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 […]

Urologic Oncology

Published: Aug 14th, 2012

Committed to Advanced Patient Care The University of Florida Urologic Oncology Program at UF Health was established in 2007 to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with urologic cancers. The […]

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 […]

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Published: Jul 23rd, 2012

Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ obstruction) is a congenital abnormality in which the ureter is obstructed or kinked near its insertion into the renal pelvis. UPJ obstruction is the most frequently […]