Educational Courses


Saturday, September 22
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Room 242B

Modern Mini PCNL is gaining popularity among urological communities especially in Europe and Asia, representing a very promising middle ground between RIRS and standard PCNL. This course is aimed to involve attendees with this appealing and innovative miniaturized way of carrying out percutaneous nephrolithotomy in order to maximize its reduced complications’ rate but also its high efficacy in terms of stone free rate.

Learning Objectives:

Guido Giusti

Head of European Training Center in Endourology
Ospedale San Raffaele-Turro IRCCS , Milan, Italy


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Brian Eisner

Head Endourology Unit
Mass General Hospital

Brian Eisner MD is Co-Director of the Kidney Stone Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. His practices focuses on endourology and kidney stone disease


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Janak D. Desai

Chief Urologist
Samved Hospital, Ahmedabad


Practicing Urology in Ahmedabad, India ; Samved Hospital;

Innovator of UMP (Ultra-Mini PCNL) ; German maker
Schoelly has made the instruments and named them “UMP
by Janak Desai”.

Nominated as member of EULIS ( European Urolithiasis

Delivered the “Malcolm Coptcoat Lecture” during annual
Meeting of BAUS – Urology section.

Delivered the “David John Lecture” in the Royal Society of
Medicine Meeting in London – 13th May 2012 .

Contributed a chapter in Smith's TextBook of Endourology.

Was invited in Guangzhou(China); Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing – 2012, & 2013 , 2014, 2015 to demonstrate surgeries for Stones – Ultra-Mini PCNL and Flexible Ureteroscopy.
Faculty in Paris “ 2nd and 3rd and 4th Challenges in Endourology”
Invited to Lima, Brazil and Buenos Aires to deliver talks on UMP ; Also to do live surgeries of UMP in Sao Paulo – Oct 2013

Invited to Istanbul, Moscow in February 2014 for a workshop on Pediatric urolithiasis

Founder President of Gujarat Urology Association.
President of West Zone Indian Urology Association.


(1) Ultra-Mini Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (UMP) : one more armamentarium… BJUI November 2013.
(2) Ultra-Mini Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy : Journal of Endourology –Videourology section ; year 2013
(3) Ultra-Mini PCNL versus flexible ureteroscopy : a matched analysis of treatment costs (endoscopic and disposables) in patients with renal stones 10.20 mm : World Journal of Urology – Jan 2015
(4) A novel technique of ultra-mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy: introduction and an initial experience for treatment of upper urinary calculi less than 2 cm. : Biomed Res Int ; July 2013
(5) Non Urothelial Bladder cancers : a case series… :Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology; March 2013
(6) Prospectives outcomes of 11-13 F ultra-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (UMP) : a consecutive cohort study. : Journal of Urology


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Wenqi Wu

First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University

Dr. Wu is currently the professor of The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, vice chief of Guangdong key lab of Urology, council member of Infection section of Chinese Urological Association (CUA), council member of Guangdong province Urology Association, youth committee of Urology section of China Society of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. Prof. Wu has gained or participated in more than 10 scientific research projects of different levels such as the National Natural Science Foundation and the Provincial Natural Science Foundation. More than 30 academic papers have been published in national and international journals, 3 books have been published. A total of 3 patents have been obtained.


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