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 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tud.2019.19102
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-134
  • Keywords: Benign prostate hyperplasia, experience, HoLEP, laparoscopy, learning curve, HOLMIUM LASER ENUCLEATION, TRANSURETHRAL RESECTION, PROSTATE, OUTCOMES, COMPLICATIONS, METAANALYSIS, TAUGHT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


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.