Describe the indications for the various ablative BPH procedures including: HoLEP, ThuLEP, water vapor thermal therapy (WVTT), and robotic waterjet treatment (RWT)
Identify all equipment necessary to perform the various ablative BPH procedures including HoLEP, THuLEP, WVTT and RWT
List the steps of the various BPH procedures including; HoLEP , ThuLEP, WVTT, and RWT
Explain the potential general complications that can occur with each ablative BPH procedure.
Currently, there is a lack of training opportunities for ablative surgical procedures for BPH, despite a significant demand among practicing urologists. Enucleation procedures such as Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP) are gaining in popularity due to their short-term morbidity and long-term surgical success. Other ablative procedures such as water vapor thermal therapy (WVTT) and robotic waterjet treatment (WRT) have been recently introduced and are of interest to the practicing urologist as minimally invasive alternatives.
This course will introduce physicians to the indications, equipment, setup, surgical steps, and potential complications to help facilitate incorporation of these techniques into their practices.
Accreditation: The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.