"It's not perfect; you have to sort of retrain it, and there are some downsides to it. But it's the closest that we can get to, essentially, an artificial bladder," says Eila C. Skinner, MD.
Urology Times® is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, we are high-lighting 50 of the top innovations and developments that have transformed the field of urology over the past 50 years. In this installment, Eila C. Skinner, MD, discusses neobladder reconstruction in patients undergoing radical cystectomy. Skinner is a urologic oncologist and Thomas A. Stamey research professor of urology at Stanford Health in Palo Alto, California.