Ricardo R. Gonzalez, MD, presented “Loops, Lasers, Robots, Staples, and Steam: What to Offer for BPH Today and Tomorrow?” at the 11th Urology Today conference on October 27, 2023.

How to cite: Gonzalez, Ricardo R. Loops, Lasers, Robots, Staples, and Steam: What to Offer for BPH Today and Tomorrow?” October 2023. Accessed Jun 2024. https://grandroundsinurology.com/loops-lasers-robots-staples-and-steam-what-to-offer-for-bph-today-and-tomorrow/

Loops, Lasers, Robots, Staples, and Steam: What to Offer for BPH Today and Tomorrow? – Summary

Ricardo R. Gonzalez, MD, presents current and emerging novel treatment options for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). He begins by establishing appropriate categorization of Minimally Invasive Surgical Therapies (MIST) versus Surgical (OR) treatment options for BPH, and the patient criteria for each.

Dr. Gonzalez then presents current FDA-approved MIST options for BPH, including steam-based treatments, devices, and implant options, and FDA-approved OR options, including water-based ablation treatments. He then presents patient examples of the presented treatment options, discussing the pros and cons of each option for the patient.

Dr. Gonzalez then discusses emerging treatment options for BPH which have not yet been approved by the FDA. He discusses nitinol prostate stents as an emerging MIST option, and laparoscopic shunting to decrease testosterone around the prostate as an emerging OR option.

About The 11th Urology Today Conference:

Presented by chair Ryan P. Terlecki, MD, FACS, the 11th Urology Today conference was designed to keep urologists, urologic oncologists, and other healthcare providers educated on the most pertinent issues in urology practices. Areas of focus included urologic oncology, men’s health and reconstruction, female urology, pediatric urology, kidney stones and related conditions, and methods of providing the best care amidst the required logistics of the business side of medicine.

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