The History of the Development of Ureteral Endoscopy.- Indications for Ureteroscopy: Guidelines.- Flexible Ureteroscope Technology.- Radiation Safety During Surgery for Urolithiasis.- Safety and Care of Ureteroscopic Instruments.- Single-Use Flexible Ureteroscopes.- Devices for Stone Management- Ho:YAG Laser Lithotripsy.- Ureteral Access Sheaths and Irrigation Devices.- Quality of Life After Ureteroscopy.- Postoperative Care of the Ureteroscopy Patient.- Complications of Ureteroscopy.- Management of Urolithiasis in Pregnancy.- Pediatric Ureteroscopy.- Ureteroscopic Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma.- Simulation and Ureteroscopy (URS).- Robotics and Ureteroscopy.
This text provides a comprehensive and contemporary discussion of current indications, techniques, technology, and results in ureteroscopy from the world leaders who perform this procedure. It provides not only the latest literature and data regarding URS but also tips and tricks for the reader when performing various URS procedures.
Historical prospective will link the reader with the past and provide insight as to why we have evolved into a minimally invasive specialty. Technological advancements of both flexible and rigid ureteroscopic procedures are included to provide the reader with many practical considerations when choosing this modality for their patients. Renowned experts in the field discuss the myriad of supplemental devices that accompany URS and how best to utilize them in one's practice. Unique to this predominantly clinical text, are sections on simulation and the socioeconomics of URS that demonstrate how the student can learn and acquire techniques and skills of their own.
Ureteroscopy: A Comprehensive Contemporary Guide provides its readers with a thorough and complete representation of the current state of URS and its applications and guide those interested in improving their techniques, armamentarium and horizons in this ever-changing world of minimally invasive urology.
Bradley Schwartz, DO, FACS
Professor and Chairman, Urology
Director, Endourology and Laparoscopy/Robotics
Department of Urology
Southern Illinois University
Springfield, Illinois, USA
John Denstedt MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS
Professor of Urology
Department of Surgery Western University
Secretary American Urological Association