Doctors and surgeons offer care and treatments based on published evidence-based data about the effectiveness or risks of these treatments. Professional bodies regularly produce guidelines which summarise the available literature to help professionals in advising patients on the most up to date and effective treatment choices. The following are examples of bodies producing guidance to urological surgeons: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), European Association of Urology (EAU). The EAU provides extensive guidance across the whole spectrum of urological practice, which is updated each year.
Click here for direct access to the EAU guidelines.