Michael Ferrandino, MD



'Gold standard' lithotripter wins clearance comparison

March 01, 2009

Various aspects of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) were the focus of several abstracts presented at the World Congress of Endourology & SWL here. Data from one U.S. group seemed to suggest, however, that SWL's "gold standard" offers better stone fragmentation and clearance than at least one newer device.

New polymer, robotics head advances in ureteroscopy

March 01, 2009

The World Congress of Endourology & SWL proved to be a fertile platform for technological advancements in ureteroscopy. Three studies in this area were particularly noteworthy.