Future Perspectives, Education and Training of Flexible Ureteroscopy for Urolithiasis-Some Personal ViewsJournal: Open Access Journal of Urology & Nephrology (Vol.4, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2019-03-14
Urolithiasis is a common problem affecting patients irrespective of age and gender. Importantly, it is a recurrent disease with a lifetime risk of recurrencureteroscopygh. In the present days, almost all urinary tract stones were treated in a completely noninvasive fashion. This editorial describes the technical progression, modern use, and future perspective of ureteroscopy (URS) for stone diseases. Advantages of URS are minimal contraindications, easy access to the upper tract, fewer complications and shorter length of stay in the hospital. With ever decreasing scope size and better optics coming to market no corner of the urinary tract is inaccessible with URS. A large area of attention needs to be placed not only on stone prevention, with simple but effective patient education and lifestyle interventions but also on the education and training of a future generation of doctors.
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