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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Urology
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Endourology

Evaluating techniques in robotic surgery and interventions to reduce kidney stone formation and recurrence.

 Robert Nadler Lab

Conducting research to improve outcomes associated with urinary stone disease

Research Description

Dr. Nadler’s research focuses on metabolic stone evaluation, increasing efficiency in ureteroscopy, and stone-free rates after ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. His current projects aim to assess factors associated with stone recurrence with the goal of developing interventions to reduce kidney stone recurrence and improve outcomes for kidney stone patients.  Specifically, Dr. Nadler is collaborating with Dr. James Griffith, a psychiatrist specializing in the development of measurement tools for use in health research and practice. They hope to develop a behavioral intervention using technology to reduce the pain and complications associated with kidney stones.

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 Kent Perry Lab

Evaluating outcomes of minimally invasive and robotic surgery as well as the treatment and management of stone disease

Research Description

Dr. Perry’s research focuses on minimally invasive approaches to kidney cancers and other malignancies. His projects assess the treatment of renal and prostate tumors via robotic, laparoscopic and percutaneous approaches in order to reduce bleeding, complications, post-operative pain and recovery time. His previous projects involved the evaluation of fibrin-based surgical hemostatic agents and the use of image-guided percutaneous renal ablation using intraoperative real-time computed tomography.

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