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Why Cleveland Clinic Has Joined AUA’s Quality Registry (Video)

Cleveland Clinic is now a participant in the American Urological Association’s Quality Registry (AQUA), a national urologic disease registry that measures and reports healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Howard Goldman, MD, the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute’s Vice Chairman for Quality, explains how the AQUA registry works, and how taking part benefits physicians and patients.

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Transvaginal Sling Excision: Tips and Tricks to Improve Outcomes (Video)

Complications such as urethral obstruction, mesh extrusion and/or chronic pain can necessitate removal of synthetic midurethral slings originally placed to treat stress urinary incontinence. Surgeons at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute perform transvaginal sling excision to address these complications. This video presents three separate cases of synthetic mesh excision and offer tips to improve surgical outcomes.

Transvaginal Removal of Synthetic Midurethral Sling: Watch How It’s Done (Video)

If urethral perforation occurs after synthetic midurethral sling placement, transvaginal removal is an option. In this video, Cleveland Clinic urological surgeon Howard Goldman, MD, demonstrates the pre-procedure patient evaluation and surgical technique of transvaginal sling removal from the urethra of a 66-year old patient with a history of urinary retention and urinary tract infections.