49th Annual Scientific Meeting  |  March 19-22, 2023


Course 2: Urologic Surgery For the Gynecologic Surgeon: GU Injury, Ureteral Stents, Complex Fistula and More
Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
Live Only

Course Director
Brian J. Linder, MD
Mayo Clinic

Course Faculty: John B. Gebhart, MD

Management of genitourinary tract injuries and complex urinary tract reconstruction is an issue that all pelvic surgeons will face. This workshop aims to use case presentations, surgical videos, group discussions, and hands-on training to foster conversations and deliver content. Understanding techniques for prompt recognition and repair of injuries is crucial to optimizing patient outcomes. However, some providers may have less exposure and comfort with cystoscopic procedures such as retrograde pyelograms and ureteral stent placement. Using multiple case scenarios, operative images/video, and a hands-on 3D model of the urinary tract participants will gain skills for approaching these challenges. The hands-on portion of the workshop includes tips and techniques for performing cystoscopic ureteral stent placement on the 3D model. Lastly, understanding the evaluation and management of less common GU tract pathologies such as urethral masses and strictures, as well as complex fistula may aid clinicians when they are faced with these in practice.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
1) Describe techniques for preventing and troubleshooting genitourinary tract injuries, including demonstration of cystoscopic ureteral stent placement
2) Review pertinent considerations and strategies for repairing complex urinary tract fistula
3) Discuss the evaluation and management of urethral pathologies including urethral masses and strictures