Drainage after MIS Pyeloplasty: Stent Versus Dangler Versus Percutaneous Nephro-stent Versus Nothing


This webinar discussed drainage after MIS pyeloplasty: Stent versus dangler versus percutaneous nephro-stent versus nothing.

Webinar Outline

  • Introduction and defense of old-fashion antegrade stent with quick stent removal 1 mo later
  • Leaving a dangler
  • Leaving a perc nephro-stent
  • Leaving nothing
  • Questions, Comments, and Discussion

Four MIS surgeons presented their experiences through challenging patient cases. The webinar was moderated by Carlos A. Villanueva, M.D., and Patricio Gargollo, M.D.

The webinar explored current treatment strategies and describe advantages and disadvantages of various surgical options through a series of patient case presentations. There an in-depth discussion of stent usage and participants shared their own experiences.

Through this webinar, viewers will gain knowledge that may enable them to improve surgical outcomes in their own practice.


Carlos A. Villanueva, M.D., C.M.
Pediatric Urologist
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Patricio Gargollo, M.D.
Associate Professor
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Guest Presenters

M. Chad Wallis, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Benjamin Whittam, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology, Division of Pediatric Urology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Aaron Martin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology, Louisiana State University Health
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA



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