The American Urological Association (AUA) and the Urology Care Foundation believe that various new ablative technologies (e.g., cryotherapy, radio-frequency, microwave, etc.) are appropriate methods of treatment for renal masses in properly selected patients. Moreover, urologists trained in these open, laparoscopic or percutaneous technologies are capable of providing these services in a safe and effective manner and should be involved in the management of all renal masses.
Board of Directors, October 2006
Board of Directors, October 2008 (Revised)
Board of Directors, October 2013 (Reaffirmed)