Topic: Kidney Stones

Surgical Management of Stone Disease

Peter Schulam MD, PhD, discusses the 2016 American Urological Association (AUA)/ Endourology Society guidelines regarding observation of renal calculi, the treatment of ureteral and renal stones, urolithiasis during pregnancy, and the role of open surgery in stone disease. Specifically, he discusses medical expulsive therapy (MET), ureteroscopy, and shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).

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Controversies in Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Dr. Manoj Monga, MD, discusses the controversies in PCNL in terms of use of antibiotics; endoscopic-guided access; whether it be prone or supine; which calyx to access; whether to use a small sheath or a large sheath; and what type of tube to leave at the end of the procedure.

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