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Performance Optimization Strategies for Complex Endourologic Procedures

Published:February 08, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.01.033

      OBJECTIVE

      To identify and address factors that may impact a surgeon's performance during endourologic procedures.

      METHODS

      A literature review was performed for articles focusing on surgical ergonomics, education, sports and performance psychology.

      RESULTS

      As urologists and trainees have become more comfortable approaching complex pathology endoscopically, there remains an opportunity to refine surgeon-related factors and optimize extrinsic factors to maximize efficiency and provide patients with the highest quality outcomes and safety.

      CONCLUSION

      Medical centers and training programs should strive to include formal lessons on stress-coping mechanisms, communication, and dedicated ergonomic training, as these all play a role in physician well-being and may lead to improved clinical outcomes.
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