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 The Duet (Jugalbandhi) or The Duel – RIRS v/s Mini-Micro PCNL


Jayaramdas Patel Academic Centre (JPAC) at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH), Nadiad is organizing a three-day programme titled ‘The Duet (Jugalbandhi) or The Duel – RIRS v/s Mini-Micro PCNL’ during 25th to 27th August, 2011.  

RIRS (Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery) is a procedure for doing surgery within the kidney using a viewing tube called a fiber optic endoscope. RIRS may be done to remove a stone. The stone is seen through the scope and can then be manipulated or crushed by a pneumatic probe or evaporated by a laser probe or grabbed by small forceps, etc.  The advantages of RIRS over open surgery are that it is a minimally invasive surgery with the elimination of prolonged pain after surgery, and much faster recovery.  PCNL, on the other hand, is a procedure for removing medium-sized or larger stones from the patient's urinary tract.  Micro PCNL procedure is an effective method of removing kidney stones as in one procedure one can remove  all of them during a short period of hospitalization. Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital has handled more than 24000 stone cases so far. 

The programme will cover all aspects of treatment of kidney stones.  The participants will also be able to see LIVE surgeries. The invited faculty includes Drs Olivier Traxer (France), Dr. Mahesh Desai, S K Singh, T Manohar, P P Rao and R B Sabnis.






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