Local anesthesia for urologic procedures

Urology. 1996 Aug;48(2):284-8. doi: 10.1016/S0090-4295(96)00181-1.


The ability to perform a variety of urologic procedures (urethrotomy, prostate surgery, penile prosthesis insertion, and bladder neck suspension) under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting is a significant advance in patient care. The surgical techniques are described that will allow the urologist to incorporate these procedures into practice.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Local* / methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penile Prosthesis
  • Prostatectomy
  • Urethral Stricture / surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence, Stress / surgery
  • Urinary Tract / surgery*