Anesthesia For Genitourinary Surgery

In the urology operating rooms, the cases include simple and radical prostatectomies, nephrectomies for tumor and congenital abnormalities, as well as surgery for incontinence, erectile dysfunction, cystectomies for bladder tumors and reconstructive surgeries.

In addition to this our cystoscopy suite has a large caseload of cystoscopies, as well as lithotripsies, percutaneous nephrolithotomies, and transurethral prostatectomies. Because of the vast caseload, residents on rotation gain experience in sedation techniques, and in the administration of spinal and general anesthesia. The patients vary widely in age and health status. A large number are quite elderly with advanced medical illness which allows residents to gain skills in managing sick patients.