Surgical Skills | Urology Residency | Residents & Fellows | Dartmouth-Hitchcock
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Surgical Skills

General objective: Understand the principles, methodology, indications and hazards of the following procedures and perform them with supervision.

  • Cystoscopy and urethroscopy
  • Urethral dilation
  • Urethral or vesical biopsy
  • Fulguration of minor lesions
  • Transurethral resection of small bladder tumors
  • Internal urethrotomy
  • Retrograde and antegrade urethrograms
  • Injection of bulking agents for incontinence or reflux
  • Litholapaxy
  • SWL
  • Urethral meatotomy
  • Insertion of cystocath
  • Open suprapubic cystostomy
  • Circumcision
  • Penile biopsy
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasotomy and vasography
  • Cystolithotomy
  • Drainage of abscess
  • Orchiectomy, scrotal or inguinal
  • Epididymectomy and excision of epidymal tumors
  • Ligature of spermatic veins for varicocele
  • Surgery for hydrocele or spermatocele
  • Testicular prosthesis
  • Excision of renal cyst-open or laparoscopic
  • Penile irrigation for priapism
  • Open renal surgery, including simple nephrectomy, renal biopsy
  • Laparoscopy for testicular maldescent, simple nephrectomy
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