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BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #152

Laser Options for Kidney Stones: A Clinician’s Guide

with Dr. Ben Chew

This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Ben Chew, professor and clinical researcher with the University of British Columbia, provides valuable insights on laser treatments for kidney stones.

First, Dr. Chew provides a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of laser treatment for kidney stones. Dr. Silva and Dr. Chew then discuss the unique characteristics of different laser types, such as the Holmium and the Thulium lasers. Dr. Chew also covers critical safety considerations, like maintaining low intravenous pressure, using cold irrigation, and taking breaks during sustained laser treatment. Additionally, they delve into emerging technology, such as the use of electromagnetic guidance, for more accurate laser application.

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Podcast Contributors

Dr. Ben Chew discusses Laser Options for Kidney Stones: A Clinician’s Guide on the BackTable 152 Podcast

Dr. Ben Chew

Dr. Ben Chew is a urologist at University of Britich Columbia and the chair of research of the Endourology Society.

Dr. Jose Silva discusses Laser Options for Kidney Stones: A Clinician’s Guide on the BackTable 152 Podcast

Dr. Jose Silva

Dr. Jose Silva is a board certified urologist practicing in Central Florida.

Show Notes

00:00 - Introduction
06:49 - Choosing the Right Laser
12:11 - Energy Settings for Lasers
18:49 - Upper Tract Tumors and Lasers
23:54 - Preventing Thermal Injuries During Laser Treatment
27:03 - Dusting vs Fragmentation with Lasers
34:27 - The Impact of New Technologies on Kidney Stone Treatment
41:30 - Final Thoughts and Safety Recommendations

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