Current Topics of Reconstructive Urologic Surgery

Posted On 2020-02-03 14:22:38

This focused issue on “Current Topics of Reconstructive Urologic Surgery” is edited by Dr. Allen Morey, from Department of Urology, Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA; and Dr. Boyd Viers, from Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

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.

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