Wesley A. Mayer, MD, presented “Endoscopic Challenges in the Renal Transplant Patient​” virtually during the Innovations in Urologic Practice 2020 virtual conference in September 2020.

How to cite: Mayer, Wesley A. “Endoscopic Challenges in the Renal Transplant Patient” September 26th, 2020. Accessed May 2021. https://grandroundsinurology.com/endoscopic-challenges-in-the-renal-transplant-patient/

Endoscopic Challenges in the Renal Transplant Patient – Summary:

Wesley A. Mayer, MD, outlines common urologic complications of renal transplant patients and discusses surgical options and endoscopic strategies to build confidence in managing these patients. Some of the urologic complications for renal transplant patients include ureteral strictures and urolithiasis. Dr. Mayer discusses using endourologic treatment, ureteroscopy, and PCNL to treat these complications. He discusses that there are more kidney donors accepted with stones and how to select patients for these transplants. He explains that ex vivo ureteroscopy is a safe, quick, and relatively straightforward and effective management option for donor kidneys with stones. He suggests working with an endourologist in complex cases.

About the Innovations in Urologic Practice 2020 virtual conference:
Presented by co-chairs Mohit Khera, MD, MBA, MPH, and Michael Coburn, MD, FACS, the Innovations in Urologic Practice conference provides a detailed review and commentary on multiple genitourinary and urologic diseases. Among the featured oncological topics are bladder cancer and immunotherapies, as well as upper tract cancer management, prostate cancer, including state-of-the-art imaging, focal therapy, and MRI. Experts also discuss new tools and techniques for nephrectomy and treating advanced renal cell carcinoma. In terms of general urological approaches, the conference also includes pelvic reconstruction and trauma, men’s health topics like male infertility and sexual dysfunction, and ways to diagnose and treat infections in the urology patient. Dr. Mayer presented this talk virtually at last year’s conference.