Article Abstract

Balancing the utility of new technology against cost in urinary stone disease

Authors: Thomas Chi, Eric Taylor, Marshall L. Stoller


Several advances in endourologic technology have allowed for a greater scope of care to be provided to urologic patients via a minimally invasive approach. The greatest of these is likely the current generation of flexible ureteroscopes which allow for a level of maneuverability, with or without active secondary deflection, that rarely prevent lower pole renal access via a retrograde approach.