'Surgery' articles are notable by their absence

If you're looking for articles about urologic surgery in this issue ofUrology Times, you may be disappointed. The "leading newsmagazine forurologists" is still just that-an important source of news and informationfor individuals who practice what has always been a surgical specialty.But the articles in this issue's special "State of Urology" seriesclearly show that surgery-especially traditional open surgery-continuesto give way to drug therapy and minimally invasive procedures for managingmost common urologic conditions.