The role of laparoscopic experience on the learning curve of HoLEP surgery: A questionnaire-based study


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Gazel E., Kaya E., Yalcin S., Tokas T., Yilmaz S., Aybal H. C. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.46, no.2, pp.129-134, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tud.2019.19102
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-134

Abstract

Objective: Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is an established method for treating benign prostatic obstruction. Nonetheless, its steep learning curve limits its wide distribution. The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate the impact of laparoscopic experience on HoLEP learning curve by evaluating the association between learning curves of surgeons performing both laparoscopy and HOLEP surgery.