Course Directors:

Jaime Landman, MD, UCI School of Medicine

Roshan M. Patel, MD, UCI School of Medicine

Guest Faculty:

Amy Krambeck, MD, Northwestern Medicine

Manoj Monga, MD, FACS, UC San Diego Health

Olivier Traxer, MD, University of Paris 6th (Pierre et Marie Curie), Paris, France

Pengbo Jiang, MD, UCI School of Medicine

Ralph V. Clayman, MD, UCI School of Medicine

Ramy Yaacoub, MD, UCI School of Medicine

Ruslan Korets, MD, Harvard Medical School

Thomas Chi, MD, UCSF Health

Zhamshid Okhunov, MD, UCI School of Medicine

Registration link 2021 Course Flyer

Time PT Session (Presenter)

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.

Roshan M. Patel, MD and Jaime Landman, MD

8:05 – 8:15 a.m.

Roshan M. Patel, MD

8:15 – 8:35 a.m.

Imaging the Stone: CT, 3D CT, and iVR for Pre-Procedural PCNL Planning
Jaime Landman, MD

8:35 – 8:55 a.m.

Supine PCNL: Tips and Tricks
Ruslan Korets, MD

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.

Questions and Answers

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Fluoroscopy Guided Percutaneous Access: “Bull’s Eye” and “Triangulation”
Amy Krambeck, MD

9:30 – 9:40 a.m.

Questions and Answers

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Access
Thomas Chi, MD

10:10 – 10:20 a.m.

Questions and Answers

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

Endoscopic-Guided Fluoroscopic Percutaneous Access: Prone
Cystoscopy/Ureteral Access Sheath/Amplatz Sheath Placement
Ralph V. Clayman, MD

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Questions and Answers

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Updates on Laser Technology and Outcomes
Olivier Traxer, MD

11:20 – 11:50 p.m.

PCNL: Complications of PCNL/URS: Prevention, Recognition, and Resolution
Manoj Monga, MD, FACS

11:50 – 12:00 p.m.

Roshan M. Patel, MD

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions (participants can choose which room to join)
Group 1: Medical Management of Urolithiasis by Ralph V. Clayman, MD
Group 2: PCNL in Challenging Anatomy by Jaime Landman, MD
Group 3: PCNL Billing and Coding byRoshan M. Patel, MD
Group 4: Nuances of Nephrostomy Tract Dilation by Ramy Yaacoub, MD
Group 5: Mini PCNL by Pengbo Jiang, MD
Group 6: Lithotripsy: Pneumatic, Ultrasound, and Laser by Zhamshid Okhunov, MD

12:30 p.m.



For questions or more information, please contact Krista Larson at knlarson1@hs.uci.edu.

Accreditation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


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Practical PCNL: From Access to Exit – A Hands-on Course

February 23-24, 2019

Course Co-Directors:

Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, Professor, UCI

Dr. Jaime Landman, Professor, Chair, UCI

Guest Faculty:

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

Dr. Matthew Dunn, Associate Professor, UCLA

Dr. John Denstedt, University of Western Ontario in London, Canada

Dr. Thomas Chi, Associate Professor, UCSF

Dr. Michael Ferragamo, Assistant Clinical Professor, State University of New York (Zoom Lecture)

Dr. Roger Sur, Clinical Professor, UCSD

Dr. Rob Sweet, Professor, University of Washington

Dr. Rony Kampalath, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCI Radiology

Dr. Roshan Patel, Assistant Professor, UCI

Dr. Ramy Yaacoub, Assistant Professor, UCI

Dr. Zhamshid Okhunov, Fellow, UCI

Approved: 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Maximum Capacity: 24


Perform percutaneous stone removal from start to finish on cadavers. Attend this two-day, hands-on course to increase your knowledge and improve your skills of performing PCNL. Over 80% of past attendees agree that this course gave them the training to perform PCNL independently. In 2019, 20 participants joined this course from 2 countries and 12 states.

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Designed for urologists and residents who want to feel more comfortable with PCNL
  • 2. Hands-on experience in all phases of the procedure
  • 3. Includes latest tips and tricks, including managing complications
  • 4. Expand your practice to offer PCNL to your patients
  • 5. A 1:2 Faculty to student ratio allows for personalized training with esteemed faculty





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