Endourology is the modern face of Urology. It distinguishes the
specialty from other abdominal surgical specialties. Laparoscopy and
particularly robotics have become the standard surgical innovations in
urology. The modern history of Urology is full of wonderful innovations
over the 50 years. The world witnessed the ESWL revolution in the 1980s,
prior to which percutaneous stone surgery was finding its way in the
management of large renal stones. Semi rigid and rigid ureteroscopy and
more recently flexible ureterorenoscopy have provided a way for managing
almost all ureteric and moderate sized renal stones.
Open surgery is becoming confined to onco-urology and
reconstruction. However, endourology is the predominant theme in
urology. It is therefore important that the endourologist of the country
to gather under one platform. This platform will be for exchange of
expertise not only at national and internationally. We have been able to
negotiate a heavily subsidized subscription of Endourology society for
our members. In addition the first flagship meeting of the PES was held
at the World endoruology forum in Abu Dhabi where a very successful
session highlighted the progress in the endourology in Pakistan.
We invite you on behalf of the colleagues and friends who have
been voicing the need for an independent association to join and
strengthen the cause of Endourology in Pakistan. The membership for the
first year is free and once the executive committee is formed rules and
regulation will be formulated.