Urology is a rapidly evolving specialty. Major advances and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic disease are made constantly. These affect the everyday practice of urologists and impose the need for continuous urologic education. Realizing this need, the Department of Urology at Columbia University presents its annual visiting professorship to bring world renowned authorities to speak, in an interactive format, about the latest advances in urology. The program consists of case presentations and discussions, lectures, quizzes, clinicopathological conference, and uroradiology interactive hour.
This activity will present the most up-to-date information in urology to urologists, fellows, residents, nurses and other disciplines intimately associated with urology such as uropathology, nephrology, oncology, uroradiology and nutrition. The primary objectives of this course are to describe the minimal diagnostic workup of stone disease and how it influences treatment decisions and to describe the advantages and disadvantages of commonly utilized types of surgical percutaneous nephrolithonomy.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
• Identify specific patient selection criteria for SWL.
• Identify treatment parameters that optimize success and minimize risk associated with SWL.
• Identify the potential advantages and disadvantages of Mini PCNL, Supine PCNL, and Tubeless PCNL.