Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Stone Therapy Hands-on Workshop

Quebec City, QC - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Cloutier

Dr. Cloutier is a urologist in the Department of Endourology at the University Hospital Centre of Quebec City. He completed a fellowship in endourology and has an advanced clinical training certificate in endourology/ stone surgery. He works mainly endourology cases, including supine and prone PCNL, ECIRS and MIP.

Course description

This workshop will provide tips and suggestions for optimizing clinical outcomes during PCNL and will outline some of the key features of minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (MIP), including:

  • Single-step dilation
  • Low-pressure irrigation
  • Flushing or “vacuum cleaner” effect of irrigation, allowing stone clearance without additional devices

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to::

  • Identify capabilities of minimally invasive PCNL (MIP)
  • Find the smallest possible nephroscope (for the respective stone size)
  • Review renal access with one-step dilation
  • Use renal low-pressure suction and irrigation system
  • Obtain hands-on experience of the “vacuum cleaner effect” and continuous irrigation flow