|Authors||Benway B, Slaughenhoupt B|
|Journal||J. Urol. Volume: 177 Issue: 3 Pages: 845-8|
|Publish Date||2007 Mar|
Dr. Robert Lich, Jr. (1909 to 1987) advanced the foundation of knowledge in many areas in the field of urology. He is best known for his contributions to our understanding and management of vesicoureteral reflux.We reviewed the many articles published by Dr. Robert Lich, Jr., focusing on his work with vesicoureteral reflux. We describe the contributions made by a pioneering urologist who helped advance the foundation of knowledge concerning the etiology of vesicoureteral reflux and its surgical management. We discuss his novel ideas within the framework of surgical techniques of his time, and relate personal experiences from his colleagues and his wife.Doctor Lich was a pioneer in adult and pediatric urology. He is remembered most for his innovative ureteral reimplant technique for the surgical management of vesicoureteral reflux.Doctor Lich enriched the fields of adult and pediatric urology through a lifelong pursuit of scientific investigation and refinement of surgical practice. It is appropriate to review his innovative contributions to the management of vesicoureteral reflux as we experience yet another paradigm shift in our understanding and management of this condition.