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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 […]

Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer

Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Kidney cancer is the third most commonly occurring genitourinary cancer in adults.  There are approximately 54,000 new cancer cases each year in the United States, and the incidence of kidney […]