Welcome to the StoneSmart™ case video series where you can learn from your peers who have shared their insights, approaches and techniques to challenging stone procedures and complex patient presentations.

This series will continue to expand with new insights and content intended to further the conversation around evolving challenges you face in your urology department or practice and the ways endourology innovations can advance procedural techniques and operational efficiencies.

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Retrograde IntraRenal Surgery (RIRS) Using a Flexible Ureteroscope Combined with 16F MINI-PCNL

Dr. Ko performs an endoscopic combined intrarenal surgery (ECIRS) in prone PCNL position to treat a 70-year-old patient with challenging anatomy and a large volume of stones in his left kidney. He combines this technique with the bull’s-eye approach to provide accurate access into the collecting system. Dr. Ko discusses the unique challenges of the patient’s anatomy and his step-by-step approach to gain access, in the safest possible way without causing complications, through stent placement. He also shares his view of the advantages of a mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy using a 16.5 French metal sheath and the LithoVue™ Single-Use Digital Flexible Ureteroscope to treat large stone bulk.

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