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Surgical videos

Many urological procedures are performed using endoscopic cameras; these can be interfaced to video recorders to allow archiving of procedures for teaching purposes. Some examples of endourological procedures are shown here.

Female stress incontinence animations

These patient information animations (opens in a new tab) have been developed to help female patients and others involved in their care understand some of the complexities involved in undergoing incontinence surgery and to help patients make an informed choice on the various potential surgical treatment options. It is designed to help patients think about what an operation might mean for them and potential questions to ask.


See the links to various surgical videos below.

Bladder neck incision (opens in a new tab) - For small prostate glands, incision of the neck of the bladder using a “spike” and electric current produces equivalent results to TURP (transurethral resection).

Bladder tumour resection (opens in a new tab) - A papillary bladder tumour resected using a loop and electric current down to the level of the bladder muscle.

HoLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of prostate) (opens in a new tab) - The laser is used to detach each prostate lobe in turn, releasing them into the bladder where they are shredded and evacuated using a morcellator.

Laser Endopyelotomy (opens in a new tab)- Incision of a secondary obstruction at the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) using a rigid ureteroscope; follows previous failed open surgery (courtesy of Mr Oliver Wiseman, Consultant Urologist)

Percutaneous stone removal (opens in a new tab) - Ultrasonic fragmentation of a kidney stone by the percutaneous route (ultrasound probe visible in lower part of screen) followed by large fragment extraction with forceps

Litholapaxy (crushing a bladder stone) (opens in a new tab) - A special instrument (lithotrite) is inserted into the bladder and used to crush the stone into small pieces. The fragments are then evacuated from the bladder.

TURP (opens in a new tab) - Transurethral resection of the central part of the prostate gland using a wire loop and electric current for benign enlargement of the prostate. “Chippings” are produced and then evacuated from the bladder.

Ureteric stent insertion (opens in a new tab) - Initial insertion of a guidewire followed by insertion of the stent over the wire under X-ray control.

Ureteroscopy (diagnostic) (opens in a new tab) - Endoscopic view of the ureter with a stone in the upper ureter causing infection and inflammatory polyps in the lower ureter. Note the guidewire placed in the ureter to facilitate passage of the telescope.