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Gary C. Bellman, M.D., F.R.C.S


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Gary C. Bellman

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Dr. Bellman is a board-certified urologist. A urologist is a physician who has specialized knowledge and skill regarding problems of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Urology is classified as a surgical subspecialty. Urologists are trained to provide both medical and surgical treatment.

Dr. Bellman's experience includes 20 years of taking care of urology patients, performing over 1000 minimally invasive procedures for the prostate, kidney, and bladder.

Dr. Bellman has been recognized by Intuitive Surgical® as an expert robotic surgeon. He has demonstrated excellence and efficiency in robotic surgery and is recognized by Intuitive as a proctor for other physicians.

He has served as a Clinical Instructor at UCLA for many years, managing some of the most challenging cases in a minimally invasive manner.

Dr. Bellman has a wonderful bedside manner, spends ample time with patients and prides himself in making sure all his patients understand the issues, are well informed, and are confident they are in the best hands.

Gary C Bellman, M.D., F.R.C.S

Previous Appointments:

  • Urology Residency Program Director Kaiser Permanente 1996-2007
  • Endourology/Laparoscopy Fellowship Director 2003-2007
  • Chair Minimally Invasive Surgery Committee 2006-2007
  • Chair Medical Education Urology Department 1999-2007
  • Commonly Performed Procedures:
  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy(with or without a robot)
  • Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic RPLND
  • Laparoscopic Renal Cryo
  • Percutaneous Renal Access with PCN/tubeless

SURGICAL EXPERIENCE:

Internship: 1987-1988 (General Surgery) Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Residency: 1988-1992 (Urology) McGill University Urology Program, Montreal, Canada

Fellowship: 1992-1993 Long Island Jewish Medical Center Endourology and Laparoscopy with Arthur D. Smith, M.D.

ACADEMIC AWARDS:

Research Bursary, Faculty Scholarship
McGill university Medical School, 1985 and 1986

Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship Award
1992-1993, $25,000 funding: The Effect of Intratubular
Crystal Formation on Calcium Uptake

First Prize-Los Angeles Urologic Society Research Contest
June 1997, Annual Resident Contest, $350.
Tubeless Percutaneous Renal Surgery:
Joseph Candela and Gary C. Bellman.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

1. American Urological Association, Western Section
2. Los Angeles Urologic Society
3. California Urologic Association
4. Endourology Society
5. Canadian Urologic Association
6. Quebec Urologic Association
7. Western Endourologic Research Group

LICENSURE:

State of California (Since 1993), New York

CERTIFICATION:

1. American Board of Urology: passed Part I 1993 and Part II 1995
2. Urology Certification: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1993
3. Urology Certification: Quebec Urologic Association, 1992

HOSPITAL COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Chairman, Regional Urology Symposium, Kaiser Permanente:
2. Credentials Committee, Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center, 1993 - 2000
3. Clinical Pertinence Committee, Medical Records, 1993 - Present
4. Urology Residency Application Process, Director, 1994
5. Regional Kidney Stone Committee, Kaiser Permanente, 1993 – Present
6. Regional Robotics Committee.
7. New O.R. rebuild sub-committee
8. Regional Symposium Committee.
9. Advisory Council- Center for Medical Education

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

1. Journal of Urology: Reviewer 1995 - Present
2. Journal of Endourology: Reviewer 1993 - Present

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

1. Major Areas of Research Interest:
A. Minimally Invasive Approach to Percutaneous Renal Surgery
B. Laparoscopy in Urology
C. Urinary Tract Stone Prevention

POST GRADUATE COURSES: (served as faculty or chairman)

1. Laparoscopy in Urology Course:
'Hands on' Pig Lab - Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Long Island, New York, Dec. 1992.

2. Endourology - Point. Counterpoint
Western Section American Urological Association
Seattle, Washington, August 1994.

3. Percutaneous Renal Surgery
91st Annual Meeting, American Urological Association
Orlando, Florida, May 1996

4. Chairman - Progress in Endourology
Western Section American Urologial Association
San Diego, California, July 1996

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

1. Bellman, GC, Silverstein, S, Blickensderfer and Smith, AD: Technique and Follow-up of Percutaneous Management of Caliceal Diverticula. Urology, July 1993, Vol. 42, No. 1.

2. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Technique and Follow-up of Percutaneous Management of Caliceal Diverticula. Clinical Digest Series. Urology/Nephrology Digest, August 1993.

3. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Percutaneous Approach to Indeterminate Caliceal Filling Defects. Urology, January 1994, Vol. 42, No. 6.

4. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Special Consideration in the Technique of Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy. Journal of Urology, January 1994, Vol. 151, p.146-149.

5. Bellman, GC, Sweetser, P and Smith, AD: Complications of Intracavitary BCG After Percutaneous Resection of Upper Tract Transitional Cell Carcinoma.. Journal of Urology, January 1994, Vol. 151, p.. 13-15.

6. Bellman, GC, Brock, B and Smith, AD: Endourolgic management of Obstructed Hydrocalyx After Blunt Renal Trauma. Urology, April 1994, Vol. 43, No. 4.

7. Bellman, GC, Pardalidas, N and Smith, AD: Endourologic Management of Retained Surgical Drains and Nephrostomy Tubes. Journal of Endourology, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1994.

8. Kessaris, D, Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Management of Renal Hemmorrhage Following Percutaneous Renal Surgery. Journal of Urology, March 1995, Vol. 153, p. 604-608.

9. Bellman, GC, Yamaguchi, R and Kaswick, J: Laparoscopic Evaluation of Indeterminate Renal Cysts. Urology, June 1995, Vol. 45, No. 6.

10. Patel, H, Zimmern, P, Bellman, GC and Leach, G: Artificial Intelligence Neural Networks in Urologic Diagnosis. Contemporary Urology, October 1995.

11. Gupta, M, Bellman,GC, and Smith,AD: Massive Hemorrhage From RenalVein Injury During Percutaneous Renal Surgery: Endourological Management Journal of Urol, vol.157, 795-797, March 1997.

12. Bellman, GC: Complications of Endopyelotomy. Journal of Endourology, April 1996, Vol. 10, No. 2.

13. Patel, H and Bellman, GC: Special Consideration in the Endourologic Management of Stones in Continent Urinary Reservoirs. Journal of Endourology, June 1995, Vol. 9 , No. 3.

14. Gerspach, JM and Bellman, GC: Simultaneous Bilateral Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Effect on Renal Function. Journal of Endourology, in press.

15. Bellman, GC, Urivetzky, and Smith, AD: The Effect o Intratubular Crystals and of Gentamycin on Calcium Uptake in the Rat. In press.

16. Lingeman, JE, Bagley, D, Clayman, RV, Grasso, M, Kahn, RI, Preminger, GM, Segura, J, Newmark, Jr, Woods, JR, Saywell, RM, Albala, D, Anderson, K, Assimos, D, Bellman, GC, Kahnoski, D, MacAluso, J, Munch, L, Pearle, P and Turzan, C: Prospective Randomized Trial of Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy for Lower Pole Nephrolithiasis. In press.

17. Bellman, GC and Davidoff, R: The Influence of Technique of Percutaneous Tract Creation on the Incidence of Renal Hemorrhage. J Urol, vol 157, April, 1997.

18. Bellman, GC and Yamaguchi, R: Special Consideration in Performing An Endopyelotomy in a Horseshoe Kidney. Urology, 1994, Vol. 47, No. 4.

19. Gerspach,J.M., Bellman, GC, Stoller,M.L., Fugelso,P.: Conservative Management of Colon Injury Following Percutaneous Renal Surgery. Urol. 49 (6), 1997. .

20. Bellman, GC and Candela, J: Ureteral Stents; Impact of Size and Composition on Patients Symptoms. J. Endourol. Vol 11, number 1 Feb., 1997.

21. Candela,J.V., Gerspach, J.M., Davidoff, R., Stout, L., Levy, S., Leach, G.E., Bellman, G.C., Park, E., Lad, P.M. and Zimmern, P.E.: Evaluation of Urinary IL- 1aplha and IL- beta in Gravid Females and Patients with Bacterial Cystitis and Microscopic Hematuria. J Urol in press.

22. Candela, J.V., Davidoff, R., Gerspach, J.and Bellman, G.C.: “Tubeless” Percutaneous Surgery: A New Advance in the Technique of Percutaneous Renal Surgery. Techniques in Urology.

23. Bellman, GC, Davidoff, R, Candela,J, Gerspach,J, Kurtz,S and Stout, L.: Tubeless Percutaneous Renal Surgery. J Urol, vol 157, May, 1997.

24. Teichman, J.M., Vassar, G.J., Bishoff, J.T., and Bellman, G.C.: Homium: YAG Lithotripsy Yields Smaller Fragments Than Lithoclast, Pulsed Dye Laser, or Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy. J Urol,vol 159, 17-23 January 1988.

25. Rhee, E.Y., Park, E., Bellman, G.C., and Lad, P.W.: Detection of a Sensitive Urinary Cytokine in Urolithiasis. J Urol in press.

26. Huang,S. Patel,H. and Bellman, G.C.: Cost Effectiveness of EHL Versus the Candela Pulse-Dye Laser in the Management of the Distal Ureteral Stone. J Endourol, in press.

27. Santiago, L., Murphy,J., Tan,L., and Bellman, G.C.: Small Bowel and Splenic Injury Following Percutaneous Renal Surgery. J Urol, in press.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

1. Aranda, J and Bellman, GC: Developmental Changes in Adenosine Brain Production and Response to Hypoxia and Ischemia. The Textbook of Neonatology, 1987.

2. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Laparoscopic Management of Urinary Tract Stones. In: Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery: Springer-Verlag, New York Publishers, NY. In Press, January 1995, pp. 681-686.

3. Bellman, GC, Gerspach, JM and Smith, AD: Placing the Stone Back into the Kidney Followed ESWL. In: Controversies in Endourology: W.B. Saunders Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995, pp. 333-336.

4. Bellman, GC and Smith AD: Approach to Stones in a Pelvic Kidney. In: Controversies in Endourolgy: W.B. Saunders Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995, pp. 158-160.

5. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Complications of Suprapubic Cystostomy and Urethral Dilitation. In: Controversies in Endourology: W.B. Saunders Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, pp. 1248-1254.

6. Bellman, GC and Davidoff, R: Percutaneous Management of Caliceal Diverticula and Infundibular Stenosis. In: Urologic Clinics of North America: W.B. Saunders Company, April 1996, pp. 79-92..

VIDEOS:

1. Bellman, GC and Csisszar, J: The Simultaneous Use of 2 Articulating Endoretractors in Laparoscopic Nephrectomy for Large Kidneys.

2. Bellman, GC: The Acucise Cutting Balloon as an Adjunct to Antegrade Endopylotomy.

3. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Laparoscopic Ureterolithotomy.

4. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Three Dimensional Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy.

5. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: The Use of The Twin Video During Endourolgic Procedures.

6. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Intracorporeal Laparoscopic Sonography to Evaluate Indeterminate Renal Cysts and Ureteric Calcifications.

7. Bellman, GC and Yamaguchi, R: Laparoscopic Evaluation of Indeterminate Renal Cysts.

8. Bellman,G.C., Candela,J, Huang,S. and Santiago,L: Prospective Randomized Study of Intrarenal Lithotripsy: A Comparison of the Lithoclast and Ultrasound Devices.

ABSTRACTS:

1. Bellman, GC, Taguchi, Y and Kuzmarov, I: The use of the renal scan to evaluate the effect of low dose dopamine infusion in rats with ureteral ligation. Presented at The Canadian Urological Association meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 1990.

2. Kessaris, D, Bellman, GC and Smith AD: Management of renal hemorrhage following percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 88th American Urological Association, San Antonio, Texas, May 1993.

3. Bellman, GC, Urivetzky, M and Smith, AD: The effect of Intratubular crystal formation on calcium uptake. Presented at The Ferdinand C. Valentine Urology meeting at The New York Academy of Medicine, New York Section of The American Urological Association, New York, New York, 1993.

4. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy; video. Presented at The 88th American Urological Association meeting, San Antonio, Texas, May 1993.

5. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy; video. Presented at The Congress of The American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, California, October 1993.

6. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Three dimensional laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenenctomy. Presented at The 5th World Congress on Videourology, Orlando, Florida, June 1993.

7 Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: The use of the twin video during endourologic procedures, video. Presented at The 5th World Congress Videourology, Orlando, Florida, June 1993.

8. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Intracorporeal laparoscopic sonography to evaluate indeterminate renal cysts and ureteric calcifications, video. Presented at The 5th World Congress on Videourology, Orlando, Florida, June 1993.

9. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy, video. Presented at The 5th World Congress on Videourology, Orlando, Florida, June 1993.

10. Bellman, GC, Oshinsky, G and Smith, AD: The failure of Endourologic management of ureterointestinal strictures. Presented at the 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

11. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Percutaneous management of a fractured kidney. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

12. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Diagnostic dilemmas of caliceal filling defects. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

13. Bellman, GC, Pardalida, N and Smith AD: Endourolgic management of retained surgical drains and nephrostomy tubes. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endorology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

14. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Complications associated with intracavitary BCG following resection of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

15. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Endocavoscopy, a complication of percutaneous stone surgery, management. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

16. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Three dimensional laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy, video. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourolgy, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

17. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: The use of the twin video during endourolgic procedures. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

18. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD; Intracorporeal laparscopic sonography to evaluate indeterminate renal cysts and ureteric calcifications. Presented at The 11th World Congress on Endourology, Florence, Italy, October 1993.

19. Bellman, GC and Smith, AD: Complications associated with intracavitary BCG following resection of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma. Presented at The 69th American Urological Association meeting, Palm Desert, California, November 1993.

20. Bellman, GC and Smith AD: Intracorporeal Laparascopic sonography to evaluate indeterminate renal cysts and ureteric calcifications. Presented at The 69th American Urological Association meeting, Palm Desert, California, November 1993.

21. Bellman, GC, Delakis, D and Smith AD: Endocavoscopy, A complication of percutaneous stone surgery, management. Presented at The 89th American Urological Association, National meeting, San Francisco, California, May 1994.

22. Sweetser, P, Bellman, GC, Jarrett, T, Weiss, G and Smith, AD: Percutaneous treatment of upper tract transitional cell carcinoma, a review of 37 cases. Presented at The 89th American Urological Association, National meeting, San Francisco, California, May 1994.

23. Bellman, GC Smith, AD: “Endocavoscopy”, a complication of percutaneous stone surgery, management. Presented at The 70th American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 1994.

24. Gerspach, J and Bellman, GC: The effect of bilateral simultaneous ESWL on renal function. Presented at The 70th American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 1994.

25. Patel, H and Bellman, GC: Special considerations in the endourologic management of stones in continent urinary reservoirs. Presented at The 70th American Urological Association , Western Section meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 1994.

26. Bellman, GC and Csiszar, J: The simultaneous use of 2 articulating endoretractors in laparoscopic nephrectomy for large kidneys. Presented at The 70th American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 1994.

27. Bellman, GC: The acucise cutting balloon as an adjunct to antegrade endopyelotomy. Presented at The 70th American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, Seattle, Washington, August 1994.

28. Gerspach, JM, Fugelso, P and Bellman, GC: The effect of bilateral simultaneous ESWL on renal function. Presented at The American Urological Association, South Central Section meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 1994.

29. Bellman, GC: The acucise cutting balloon as an adjunct to antegrade endopyelotomy. Presented at The 12th World Congress on Endourology, and ESWL, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1994.

30. Bellman, GC, Csiszar, J: The simultaneous use of 2 articulating endoretractors in laparoscopic nephrectomy for large kidneys. Presented at The 12th World Congress on Enourology and ESWL, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1994.

31. Bellman, GC and Yamaguchi, R: Laparoscopic evaluation of indeterminate renal cysts. Presented at The 12th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1994.

32. Patel, H and Bellman GC: Special consideration in the endourologic management of stones in continent urinary reservoirs. Presented at The 12th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1994.

33. Bellman, GC: Lararoscopic evaluation of indeterminate renal cysts, video. Presented at The 12th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1994.

34. Bellman, GC: What’s new in urology. Presented at The Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons annual meeting, chairman of Urology section, Indian Wells, California, January 1995.

35. Davidoff, R and Bellman, GC: Percutaneous renal surgery in a 500lb patient. Presented at The Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons annual meeting, Indian Wells, California, January 1995.

36. Yamaguchi, R and Bellman, GC: Laparoscopic evaluation of indeterminate renal cysts. Presented at The Southern California Chapter of The American College of Surgeons annual meeting, Indian Wells, California , January 1995.

37. Gerspach, JM and Bellman, GC: Simultaneous Bilateral ESWL: Effects on renal function. Presented at The Southern California Chapter of The American college of Surgeons annual meeting, Indian Wells, California, January 1995.

38. Yamaguchi, R, Kaswick, J and Bellman, GC: Laparoscopic evaluation of indeterminate renal cysts. Presented at The American Urological Association meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1995.

39. Csiszar, J and Bellman, GC: Use of articulating endoretractors in laparoscopic nephrectomy, video. Presented at The American Urological Association meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1995.

40. Bellman, GC: The acucise cutting balloon as an adjunct to antegrade endopyelotomy, video. Presented at The American Urological Association meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1995.

41. Davidoff, R and Bellman, GC: The influence of technique of percutaneous tract creation on the incidence of renal hemorrhage. Presented at The 13th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, Jerusalem, Israel, November 1995.

42. Yamaguchi, R and Bellman, GC: Special considerations in performing an endopyelotomy in a horseshoe kidney. Presented at The 13th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, Jerusalem, Israel, November 1995.

43. Candela, J and Bellman, GC: Ureteral Stents: Impact of size and composition on patients symptoms. Presented at The 13th World Congress on Endourology and ESWl, Jerusalem, Israel, November 1995.

44. Gerspach, JM, Fegelso, P, Stoller, M and Bellman, GC: Incidence, identification and management of colon perforations due to percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 13th World Congress on Endourology and ESWL, Jerusalem, Israel, November 1995.

45. Rhee, EY, Davidoff, R and Bellman, GC: Staghorn Calculi: Impact of stone composition of renal function. Presented at The 91st American Urological Association meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 1996.

46. Gerspach, JM, Bellman, GC, Stoller, ML, Low, RK, McDonald, MW, Gavallos, G and Nguyen, HT: Retrograde Acucise Endopyelotomy: Clinical outcome. Presented at The 91st American Urological Association meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 1996.

47. Bellman, GC, Gerspach, JM, Gugelso, P and Stoller, ML: Conservative Management of colon injury following percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 91st American Urological Association meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 1996.

48. Yamaguchi, R and Bellman, GC: Special considerations in performing an endopyelotomy in a horseshoe kidney. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

49. Gerspach, JM and Bellman, GC: Laparoscopic distal ureteral injury successfully treated with acucise ureteral cutting devise. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

50. Bellman, GC, Davidoff, R, Candela, J and Gerspach, JM: “Tubeless” percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

51. Yamaguchi, R and Bellman, GC: Laparoscopic surgery for simple and complex renal cysts. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

52. Rhee, EY, Davidoff, R and Bellman,GC: Staghorn Calculi: Impact of stone composition on renal function. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

53. Davidoff, R and Bellman, GC: Influence of technique of percutaneous tract creation on incidence of renal hemorrhage. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

54. Bellman, GC, Gerspach, JM, Stoller, ML and Fugelso, P: Conservative management of colon injury following percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

55. Candela, JV and Bellman, GC: Ureteral Stents: Impact of diameter and composition on patient symptoms. Presented at The 72nd American Urological Association, Western Section meeting, San Diego, California, July 1996.

56. Candela, JV, Bellman, GC, Davidoff, R and Gerspach, JM: “Tubeless” percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 14th World Congress of Endourology and ESWL, Melbourne, Australia, November 1996.

57. Gerspach, JM, Bellman, GC, Fugelso, P and Stoller, ML: Conservative management of colon injury following percutaneous renal surgery. Presented at The 14th World Congress of Endourology and ESWL, Melbourne, Australia, November 1996.

58. Gerspach, JM and Bellman, GC: Laparoscopic distal ureteral injury successfully treated with acucise ureteral cutting device. Presented at The 14th World Congress of Endourology and ESWL, Melbourne, Australia, November 1996.

59. Rhee, EY, Davidoff, R and Bellman, GC: Staghorn Calculi: Impact of Stone Composition of renal function. Presented at The 14th World Congress of Endourology and ESWL, Melbourne, Australia, November 1996.

60. Bellman, GC: Basic Science Update: How do stents work (lecture). Presented at The 14th World Congress of Endourology and ESWL, Melbourne, Australia, November 1996.

61. Bellman, GC: Update On Urolithiasis: Tubeless nephrostomy revisited (lecture). Presented at The 14th World Congress of Endourology and ESWL, Melbourn, Australia, November 1996.

62. Bellman, GC, Candela,J, Davidoff, R, Gerspach, J, Kurtz, S and Stout, L.: Tubeless Percutaneous Renal Surgery. Presented at the 92nd American Urological Association Meeting, New Orleons, LA, April 12- 17, 1997.

63. Davidoff,R., and Bellman, GC.: Influence of Technique of Percutaneous Tract Creation on Incidence of Renal Hemorrhage. Presented at the 92nd American Urological Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 12-17, 1997.

64. Huang, S. and Bellman, G.C.: Cost Effectiveness of EHL Versus the Candela Pulse-Dye Laser in the Management of the Distal Ureteral Stone. 73rd Annual Western Section of Urology AUA Meeting, Sept. 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah.

65. Bellman, G.C.: Prospective, Randomized Study of Intracorporeal Lithotripsy: A Comparison of the Lithoclast and Ultrasound Devices. 73rd Annual meeting of the Western Section of Urology AUA, Sept. 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah.

66. Santiago,L., and Bellman, G.C.: Laparoscopic Mangement of Renal Cysts. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Western Section of AUA, Sept. 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah.

67. Santiago,L. and Bellman, G.C.: The Incidenc e of Tumor Seeding in Laparoscopic Biopsy of Cystic Renal Cell Carcinoma Followed by Immediate Nephrectomy. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the AUA, Sept. 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah.

68. Teichman,J.M.H., Vassar,G., Bishoff,J, Gerspach,J and Bellman,G.C.: Fragment Size Differs Among Homium:YAG, Lithoclast, Coumarin Green and Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology Aug. 31-Sept.3, 1997, Edinburgh, Scotland.

69. Huang,S, Patel,H. and Bellman,G.C.:Cost Effectiveness of EHL Versus the Candela Pulse Dye Laser in the Management of the Distal Ureteral Stone. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology, Aug.31-Sept.3, 1997, Edinburgh, Scotland.

70. Santiago,L.,Gerspach,J., Yamaguchi,R., Kaswick,J and Bellman,G.C.: Laparoscopic Management of Renal Cysts. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology, Aug. 31- Sept. 3, 1997, Edinburgh, Scotland.

71. Huang,S., Singer,A and Bellman, G.C.:A Tortuous Ureter and Urolithiasis, Case Report, Retrocaval Ureter. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology, Aug. 31- Sept.3, Edinburgh, Scotland.

72. Candela,J., Huang,S., Santiago,L., Murphy,J., and Bellman,G.C.: Small Boel Injury Following Percutaneous Renal Surgery. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology, Aug.31-Sept.3, Edinburgh, Scotland.

73. Rhee,E., Park,E., Lad,P.,Huang,S., Santiago,L., and Bellman,G.C.: Detection of A Sensitive Urinary Cytokine in Urolithiasis. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology, Aug.31-Sept.3, 1997, Edinburgh, Scotland.

74. Santiago,L., and Bellman,G.C.: The Incidence of Tumor Seeding in Laparoscopic Biopsy of Cystic Renal Cell Carcinoma Followed by Immediate Nephrectomy. Presented at the 15th World Congress on Endourology, Aug.31-Sept.3, 1997, Edinburgh, Scotland.

75. Bellman, G.C., Huang, S., Santiago,L., Park,E., Rhee,E.: Urinary Interleukin-6 and Urolithiasis. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.3-Sept.6, 1998, New York, NY.

76. Bellman,G.C., Liang,L., Tebyanni,N., Candela,J.: “Tubeless” Antegrade Endopyelotomy. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.3-Sept.6, 1998, New York, NY.

77. Feng,M., Bellman,G.C.: Ureteropelvic Obstruction Presenting As Acute Pancreatitis. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.3-Sept.6, 1998, New York, NY.

78. Feng,M., Bellman,G.C., Shapiro,C.: Management of Ureteral Obstruction Secondary to Pelvic Malignancies. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.3-Sept.6, 1998, New York, NY.

79. Bellman,G.C., Huang,S., Tebyanni,N., Feng,M.: The “Lumbar Notch” for Percutaneous Renal Access. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Endurology, Sept.3-Sept.6, 1998, New York, NY.

80. Bellman,G.C., Tebyanni,N.: The “Lumbar” Notch for Percutaneous Renal Access. Presented at the 16th World Congress on Endurology, Sept.3-Sept.6, 1998, New York, NY. 81. Yew,J., Rhee,E., Patel,H., Bellman,G.C., Khang,C.S.: Glans Necrosis Secondary to Coumadin Theraphy. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the AUA, October 1998, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

82. Rhee,E., Patel,H., Kurzner,P., Loo,R., Vandergast,T., Stout,L., Bellman,G.C., Kaswick,J.: Urinary NMP22: A Sensitivity Urinary Tumor Marker in the Detection of Transitional Cell carcinoma of the Bladder. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of The AUA, October 1998, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

83. Huang,S., Santiago,L., Park,E., Rhee,E., Davidoff,R., Lad,P.,Bellman,G.C.: Urinary Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Urolithiasis. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the AUA, October 1998, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

84. Bellman,G.C., Huang,S., Tebyanni,N., Feng,M.: The “Lumbar Notch” for Percutaneous Renal Access. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the AUA, October 1998, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

85. Feng,M., Bellman,G.C., Shapiro,C.: Management of Ureteral Obstruction Secondary to Pelvic Malignancies. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the AUA, October 1998, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

85. Feng,M., Bellman,G.C.: Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis. Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Western Section of the AUA, October 1998, Waikoloa, Hawaii.

86. Feng,M., Mikhail,A., Bellman,G.C.: Randomized Prospective Study of the Various Techniques of Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. Presented at the 17th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.2-5, 1999, Rhodes, Greece.

87. Santiago,L., Huang,S., Hernandez,R., Bellman,G.C.: Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: The Use of Ultrasonic Cautery. Presented at the 17th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.2-5, 1999, Rhodes, Greece.

88. Bellman,G.C., Feng,M., Tebyanni,N.: The “Lumbar Notch”, A Percutaneous Renal Acess Simplified. Presented at the 17th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.2-5, 1999, Rhodes, Greece.

88. Tebyanni,N., Feng,M., Kaptein,J., Park,E., Bellman,G.C.: Assessment of Serum Testosterone in Men with Urolithiasis. Presented at the 18th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.14-17, 2000, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

89. Bellman,G.C.: Tubeless Percutaneous Nephroscopy: Results with the First 100 Patients. Presented at the 18th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.14-17, 2000, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

90. Tamaddon,K., Bellman,G.C., Aboseif,S.: Sacral Nerve Stimulation as an Effective Treatment of Refractory Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Presented at the 18th World Congress On Endourology, Sept.14-17, 2000, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

91. Chien,G., Bellman,G.C.: “Blind” Percutaneous Renal Access. Presented at the 18th World Congress On Endourology, Sept.14-17, 2000, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

92. Tamaddon,K., Santiago,L., Bellman,G.C.: Use of a New Pain Control Mechanism for Post-Operative Analgesia After Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. Presented at the 18th World Congress on Endourology, Sept. 14-17, 2000, Sao Paulo, Brasil.

93. Yang,R., Morgan,T., Bellman,G.C.: Radiation Protection During Percutaneous Nephrolithotomies Utilizing a Newly Designed Urologic Surgery Radiation Shield. Presented at the 18th World Congress on Endourology, Sept.14-17, 2000, Sao Paulo, Brazil.