Dr. Michael Lipkin discusses a physician feedback survey on cost, infection prevention and environmental factors.

Endoscopy Insights Podcast

The Evolution of Single-Use Urologic Endoscopy

A new single-use cystoscope demonstrated superior flexion and comparable optics to the reusable scopes already being used in the Duke University Hospital urology department.

A recent study conducted at Duke University Hospital and published in the Journal of Endourology found that a new single-use cystoscope demonstrated superior flexion and comparable optics to the reusable scopes already being used in a hospital urology department. 

Dr. Michael Lipkin, a urologist in Durham, North Carolina, and one of the study’s authors, joined Endoscopy Insights to discuss the findings. In our conversation, he talks about the key technological capabilities of the cystoscopes that he and his fellow researchers set out to assess, and other factors that impact the calculus of single-use vs. reusable.

Lipkin also touches on a physician feedback survey that was done as part of the research and what his fellow urologists had to say, and other issues such as cost, infection prevention, and environmental factors.

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Endoscopy Insights is a podcast devoted to conversations with thought leaders in flexible and single-use endoscopy. In each episode we’ll explore the ways different clinical and technological innovations are moving the field of endoscopy forward.       

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