A comprehensive review of contemporary reconstructive urology
Editorial

A comprehensive review of contemporary reconstructive urology

The term “reconstruction” implies restoration of both form and function, and in urology the breadth and depth of surgical solutions to restore the urinary tract are expansive. I find it easiest to categorize the contemporary landscape of reconstructive urologic surgery in to different silos as follows: (I) urethral stricture disease; (II) prosthetic surgery; (III) trauma and complex urinary reconstruction; (IV) andrology and infertility; (V) transitional urology, and (VI) gender affirmation surgery. In this focused edition we will explore some of the most important and high-yield topics to date pertaining to the first four of these categories.

Our common goal is to provide excellent care for our patients, however challenging their condition may be. It is with this in mind we have assembled a list of expert authors within several surgical disciplines. Our aim has been to promote new insights to some of the most pertinent topics in reconstructive urology. We specifically chose high-yield subject matter that we hope you will find to be broadly applicable for the clinical practice of reconstructive urology. Highlighted topics include advances in outpatient urethral surgery, pitfalls and solutions in prosthetic surgery, advances in robotic reconstruction, medical management of priapism, and urinary tract surveillance after complex reconstruction. It is our hope that you will find each article to be of clinical utility, and that they together may open the door to successful outcomes for your reconstructive urology patients.


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Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Ethical Statement: The authors are accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Boyd R. Viers
Allen F. Morey

Boyd R. Viers, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
(Email: viers.boyd@mayo.edu)

Allen F. Morey, MD

Professor of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
(Email: Allen.Morey@utsouthwestern.edu)

doi: 10.21037/tau.2019.12.44

Cite this article as: Viers BR, Morey AF. A comprehensive review of contemporary reconstructive urology. Transl Androl Urol 2020;9(1):1-2. doi: 10.21037/tau.2019.12.44