Program Description:

Directed by Roshan Patel, MD and Pengbo Jiang, MD, this newly enhanced course will feature a combination of didactic lectures, surgical video cases, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, an interactive review using audience response and hands-on surgical skill stations that allow each participant to perform percutaneous renal mass biopsy, renal access for kidney stone surgery and perform ureteroscopy with the newest technology available. Lab sessions will human cadavers as well as with other training models (e.g. simulator and ex vivo pig kidneys). Lectures will include up to date research findings as well as a review of the peer-reviewed literature. Faculty will consist of members of the Department of Urology as well as endourologists from the West Coast and beyond.

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for Urologists, Urology Residents, and Urology Fellows who would like to perform the kidney surgery in their practice.

Learning Objectives:

After the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of renal ultrasonography
  • Perform percutaneous renal mass biopsy under ultrasound guidance in an office setting.
  • Obtain renal access for percutaneous renal surgery for kidney stones using ultrasound and fluoroscopy.
  • Effectively/efficiently manage patients with kidney stones.
  • Understand the fundamentals of new laser technology and efficiently use it for treatment of urolithiasis.
  • Recognize and effectively manage complications of PCNL.
  • Bill and code for kidney stone procedures based off of new guidelines
  • Perform flexible cystoscopy and flexible ureteroscopy with the cadaver in the prone position.
  • Utilize flexible ureteroscopy during the laboratory session to aid establishment of fluoroscopic or ultrasonographic guided percutaneous access.
  • Use the access sheath and will be guided as to the amount of force that is safe to apply while deploying an access sheath.
  • Perform and review ultrasound imaging in a kidney stone patient and use ultrasonography during the cadaver laboratory to obtain access.
  • Use a thulium laser in the laboratory setting to better understand its optimal use for stone fragmentation and stone dusting.

Faculty List:

Dr. Roshan Patel, Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology, UCI

Dr. Pengbo Jiang, Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, UCI

Dr. Jaime Landman, Professor of Urology, UCI

Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, Professor of Urology, UCI

Dr. Sohrab Ali, Endourology Fellow, UCI

Dr. Zachary Tano, Endourology Fellow, UCI

Dr. Bruce Gao, Endourology Fellow, UCI

Dr. Rony Kampalath, Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiological Sciences, UCI

Dr. Thomas Chi, Professor of Urology, UCSF

Dr. D. Duane Baldwin, Professor of Urology, Loma Linda University

Dr. Peggy Pearle, Professor of Urology, UT Southwestern

Dr. Michael Ferragamo, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook

Dr. Roger Sur, Professor of Urology, UCSD

Dr. Jodi Antonelli, Associate Professor of Urology, Duke Health

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