Show Summary Details
Page of

Anesthesia for Urologic Procedures 

Anesthesia for Urologic Procedures
Anesthesia for Urologic Procedures

Christopher V. Maani

and Gaelen Horne

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 21 January 2021

With advances in technology over the past few decades and the development of new and less invasive surgical techniques, procedures that once required a traditional operating room can now be accomplished in smaller outpatient settings. Maximizing efficiency and improving patient outcomes, while minimizing hospitalization and recovery time has become a focus of many anesthetic practices throughout the United States. Because more procedures are being performed in outpatient and outside of the OR (OOOR) settings, it is increasingly important for the anesthesiologist to ensure patient and personnel safety in addition to providing an optimal anesthetic for the patient. This chapter will discuss anesthesia for common urologic outpatient/OOOR procedures, including cystourethroscopy, ureteroscopy, transurethral procedures except TURP, laser use, percutaneous renal procedures, and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.