Endourology is a dynamic subspecialty involving closed, controlled manipulation within the genitourinary tract. In the past decade the creative efforts of many urologists, radiologists, and engineers have vastly expanded endoscopic technique, to the great benefit of patients with stones, obstruction, cancer, diverticula, cysts, adrenal disease, varices, and diseases of the bladder. This definitive text addresses every aspect of endourologic procedure including methods of access, operative techniques, complications, and postoperative care. The reader is taken, step-by-step, through cutaneous surgery, ureteroscopy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, laparoscopy, and lower urinary tract procedures. The principles and function of state-of-the-art endourologic instruments are outlined for each procedure. The authorship reads like a Whoâ€™s Who in endodurology . The breadth and depth of their experience is evident throughout the text.