Stephen Y. Nakada, MD
Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, a Urology Times editorial consultant, is professor and chairman of urology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Payment reform tops College of Surgeons' priorities
In this interview, Robert R. Bahnson, MD, outlines the American College of Surgeons' work on payment reform, the broad appeal of the College’s clinical congress, and other services available to fellows.
Ureteroscopy vs. shock wave lithotripsy: Advances spell positive future for both
In this interview, Brian R. Matlaga, MD, MPH, discusses factors to consider in the decision to utilize ureteroscopy versus shock wave lithotripsy, how to counsel patients on the optimal approach, how to minimize the morbidity of each modality, and why younger urologists are more likely to perform ureteroscopy.
Urology work force shortage puts specialty on ‘critical’ list
In this interview, Christopher M. Gonzalez, MD, MBA, discusses the scope of the urology work force problem, the impact of graduate medical education funding caps, and possible long- and short-term solutions.
Image guidance, ablative therapies advance renal surgery
Advances in intraoperative imaging and minimally invasive surgery have significantly improved the surgical approach to small renal lesions.
American Urological Association guidelines marked by rigorous reviews, timely updates
J. Stuart Wolf, Jr, MD, chair of the AUA Practice Guidelines Committee, discusses how AUA ensures that guidelines are scientifically rigorous and timely, the value of clinical guidelines, and the challenge of disseminating and implementing them.
Concerns over radiation exposure touch urologists, patients
Margaret S. Pearle, MD, PhD, discusses the scope of radiation exposure and how to minimize risk from it.
In stone disease patients, obesity presents myriad challenges for urologists
Patrick Lowry, MD, discusses the scope of both obesity and stone disease, surgical and other challenges unique to managing stone disease in the obese, and steps obese adult and pediatric patients can take to lower their stone risk.
Global percutaneous nephrolithotomy study yields robust data, some surprises
Surprising data on balloon versus telescopic dilation and prone versus supine patient positioning are among the results of the study.
Single-site urologic surgery: Is LESS really more?
Our commitment to our patients must be sustained. As a result, LESS is in everyone's future in one form or another.
Stents' role in urology still vital, but evolving
John D. Denstedt, MD, discusses the indications for stents, their potential drawbacks, and research aimed at developing safer, more comfortable stents.