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A History of 'procedure' in Urology:

Radical Prostatectomy

1904 - 1945

Popularised by Hugh Hampton Young

Suprapubic Prostatectomy

1887 - 1920

First performed by McGill

The Prostatic Punch Procedure

1950 - 1977

Originally introduced by Young in the USA

TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate)

1830 - 1975

From Guthrie to HoLEP

Celsian Method (Apparatus Minor)

Only two instruments needed

Marian Method (Apparatus Major)


Incontinence, fistula & impotence

Lateral Method


As used by Frère Jacques

High Approach

1561 - 1723

Cheselden's forte



From candlelight to xenon & laser light

Nephroscopy & PCNL

1941 - 1981

Re-discovered in the 1970s

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