Endourology and Stone Disease
The Division of Endourology and Stone Disease is a team that is highly skilled at using miniaturized surgical endoscopes and instruments to treat and remove stones and manage complex benign and malignant conditions of the bladder, kidney, urethra, and ureter with minimally invasive procedures.
We focus on research to manage and prevent complications from complex urologic conditions, as well as developing the best methods for diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is to improve surgery in ways that lead to better quality care and outcomes for all patients.
We train urologists who can provide the best care for the most complex cases, including those urologic conditions with complicating medical or disease issues.
PATIENT CARE EXCELLENCE
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a tertiary hospital.
We see patients through the Vanderbilt Urology Clinic and we constantly work to improve methods of care and patient outcomes. Our faculty believes in collaboration and works with colleagues in nephrology and engineering to design and provide the best endourology and stone management possible. This provides our faculty, residents, and fellows with rich experience in diagnosing and treating the most serious types of urologic conditions.
To better treat and manage complex stone disease, faculty member Ryan S. Hsi, MD, initiated the Comprehensive Complex Stone Clinic with nephrologist Edward Gould, MD. The combined clinic is a partnership that works with the most difficult stone formers in all aspects of care, from kidney stone prevention and medical therapy to surgical treatment.