AUAUniversity Podcast Series: Episode No. 66

Summer School: Controversies In Surgical Stone Management - A Case-Based Instructional Course

Course Description: This course tackles key controversies in surgical stone disease and elucidates the most current rationale to varying treatments using a case-based scenarios. Two well-known senior experts give honest and clear assessments of the field in these controversial areas. Active discussion is encouraged, and the discussion favors more experienced endourologists. Controversies include: dusting vs basketing, mini PCNL vs. standard PCNL, supine vs prone PCNL, micro PCNL vs ureteroscopy, wireless vs safety wire ureteroscopy, stents vs no stents, SWL vs URS and retrograde vs. antegrade caliceal diverticular stone treatments.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply standard therapy to complex problems.
  2. Counsel patients and colleagues regarding controversial topics in stone management.
  3. Manage all aspects of a complex surgical stone case.