Department of Urology

September 6, 2018

AUA Educational Opportunity – Practical PCNL: from Access to Exit

Please join the American Urological Association (AUA) on November 10-11, 2018 for a hands-on course, Practical PCNL: from Access to Exit. The course will by directed by Robert Sweet, MD, FACS, and will take place at the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The course is designed for the practicing Urologist who wants to gain comfort with:

  • Performing percutaneous stone removal
  • Obtaining his/her own percutaneous access using both fluorosopy and ultrasound
  • Using current instrumentation, including flexible ureteroscopy

The following Surgical Stations, with the purpose of improving skills in performing Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), will be included:

Station 1: Percutaneous access with fluro

Station 2: Ease

Station 3: Renal Ultrasound on real people

Station 4: Ultrasound guided access

Station 5: Flexible nephroscopy, rigid nephroscopy, and NLM models and instrumentation (includes advanced basketing techniques)

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