The Impact of Indian Urologist - extract from USI newsletter-March'2003

Dr.Mahesh Desai delivering SIU Lecture at 98th American Urological Association at Chicago. Also seen on the dias Dr. Carl Olsson and Dr.Mebust

The 98th AUA was held in McCormic Convention Center. More than 16000 delegates attended it. There were 1879 presentations, which included 121 videos, 11 special scientific sessions and 69 postgraduate/instructional courses.

There were more than 18 urologists from India and about 80 Indian urologists from settled in USA.

For the 1st time a coveted 'SIU Lecture' was delivered by an Indian urologist, Dr.Mahesh Desai. Dr.Carl Olsson and Dr.Mebust introduced him as "the most outstanding endourologist in the world." AUA Urolithiasis Panel recommends health and economic outcome of treatment. Dr.Mahesh Desai, in his opening remark said, "Stone Free status is global but Economic consideration are very vital." He delivered a spell bounding lecture on stag horn calculus - "Sandwich or Multiple bite-an Asian experience" in 25 minutes. He showed very vividly the importance of complete clearance by one or multiple tracts and stressed that it may need several sittings to clear it totally. This was beautifully illustrated in his last case of a giant stag horn in solitary kidney. It took 11 sessions to render the patient stone free. I was sitting behind Dr.Fuch and Dr.Lingman who complemented him by saying "this will change the entire perspective of treating stag horn calculus world wide." That was indeed a moment for indian Urology.

Dr.Ajit Vaze,
M.S., M.Ch., MNAMS
Mumbai