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Ramsay L. Kuo, M.D.Ramsay L. Kuo, M.D.

Executive Park Office
Albany, NY

Joined Practice: 2007

Board Certified: The American Board of Urology, 2005

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Medical Degree: M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995

Residency: Urology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1995-2001

Fellowship: Endourology and Laparoscopy, Methodist Hospital of Indiana and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2001-2003

Appointments: Attending Physician, St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY; Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY; Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga, NY; Albany Memorial Hospital, Albany, NY

Former Assistant Professor of Urology, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003-2005

Former Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2005-2007

Professional Societies: American Urological Association, Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Endourological Society, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

Special Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Ureteroscopy, Percutanecus Nephrolithotomy, Medical Management of Stone Disease, Laparoscopic and Robotic Renal Surgery, HOLEP

Published Work by Ramsay L. Kuo, M.D.:

Kuo RL, Aslan P, Fitzgerald KB, Preminger GM. Use of ureteroscopy and holmium: YAG laser in patients with bleeding diatheses. Urology. 1998 Oct;52(4):609-13. PMID: 9763079 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Aslan P, Zhong P, Preminger GM. Impact of holmium laser settings and fiber diameter on stone fragmentation and endoscope deflection. J Endourol. 1998 Dec;12(6):523-7. PMID: 9895256 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Delvecchio FC, Preminger GM. Use of a digital camera in the urologic setting. Urology. 1999 Mar;53(3):613-6. PMID: 10096393 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Aslan P, Dinlenc CZ, Lee BR, Screnci D, Babayan RK, Kavoussi LR, Preminger GM. Secure transmission of urologic images and records over the Internet. J Endourol. 1999 Apr;13(3):141-6. PMID: 10360490 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Aslan P, Kuo RL, Hazel K, Babayan RK, Preminger GM. Advances in digital imaging during endoscopic surgery. J Endourol. 1999 May;13(4):251-5. PMID: 10405901 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Aslan P, Abrahamse PH, Matchar DB, Preminger GM. Incorporation of patient preferences in the treatment of upper urinary tract calculi: a decision analytical view. J Urol. 1999 Dec;162(6):1913-8; discussion 1918-9. PMID: 10569536 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Delvecchio FC, Kuo RL, Iselin CE, Webster GD, Preminger GM. Combined antegrade and retrograde endoscopic approach for the management of urinary diversion-associated pathology. J Endourol. 2000 Apr;14(3):251-6.
PMID: 10795614 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Delvecchio FC, Kuo RL, Preminger GM. Clinical efficacy of combined lithoclast and lithovac stone removal during ureteroscopy. J Urol. 2000 Jul;164(1):40-2. PMID: 10840420 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Brown SA, Munver R, Delvecchio FC, Kuo RL, Zhong P, Preminger GM. Microdialysis assessment of shock wave lithotripsy-induced renal injury. Urology. 2000 Sep 1;56(3):364-8. PMID: 10962295 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Delvecchio FC, Preminger GM. Virtual reality: current urologic applications and future developments. J Endourol. 2001 Feb;15(1):117-22.
PMID: 11248913 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Preminger GM. Current urologic applications of digital imaging.
J Endourol. 2001 Feb;15(1):53-7. Review. PMID: 11248920 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Delvecchio FC, Babayan RK, Preminger GM. Telemedicine: recent developments and future applications. J Endourol. 2001 Feb;15(1):63-6.
PMID: 11248922 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Munver R, Delvecchio FC, Kuo RL, Brown SA, Zhong P, Preminger GM. In vivo assessment of free radical activity during shock wave lithotripsy using a microdialysis system: the renoprotective action of allopurinol.
J Urol. 2002 Jan;167(1):327-34. PMID: 11743351 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Eachempati SR, Makhuli MJ, Reed RL 2nd. Factors affecting management and outcome in blunt renal injury. World J Surg. 2002 Apr;26(4):416-9. Epub 2002 Jan 2. PMID: 11910472 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Moran ME, Kim DH, Abrahams HM, White MD, Lingeman JE. Topiramate-induced nephrolithiasis. J Endourol. 2002 May;16(4):229-31. PMID: 12042105 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Lingeman JE. The effect of rate of shock wave delivery on the efficiency of lithotripsy. Curr Opin Urol. 2002 Jul;12(4):291-5. Review. PMID: 12072649 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Siqueira TM Jr, Gardner TA, Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Stevens LH, Lingeman JE, Shalhav AL. One versus two proficient laparoscopic surgeons for laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Urology. 2002 Sep;60(3):406-9; discussion 409-10. PMID: 12350472 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Siqueira TM Jr, Kuo RL, Gardner TA, Paterson RF, Stevens LH, Lingeman JE, Koch MO, Shalhav AL. Major complications in 213 laparoscopic nephrectomy cases: the Indianapolis experience. J Urol. 2002 Oct;168(4 Pt 1):1361-5. PMID: 12352393 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Siqueira TM Jr, Nadu A, Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Lingeman JE, Shalhav AL. Laparoscopic treatment for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Urology. 2002 Dec;60(6):973-8. PMID: 12475652 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Evan AP, Lingeman JE, Coe FL, Parks JH, Bledsoe SB, Shao Y, Sommer AJ, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Grynpas M. Randall's plaque of patients with nephrolithiasis begins in basement membranes of thin loops of Henle. J Clin Invest. 2003 Mar;111(5):607-16. PMID: 12618515 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lingeman JE, Preminger GM, Berger Y, Denstedt JD, Goldstone L, Segura JW, Auge BK, Watterson JD, Kuo RL. Use of a temporary ureteral drainage stent after uncomplicated ureteroscopy: results from a phase II clinical trial. J Urol. 2003 May;169(5):1682-8. PMID: 12686808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kim SC, Kuo RL, Lingeman JE. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: an update. Curr Opin Urol. 2003 May;13(3):235-41. Review. PMID: 12692448 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Kim SC, Lingeman JE, Paterson RF, Watkins SL, Simmons GR, Steele RE. Holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP): the Methodist Hospital experience with greater than 75 gram enucleations. J Urol. 2003 Jul;170(1):149-52. PMID: 12796668 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lingeman JE, Schulsinger DA, Kuo RL. Phase I trial of a temporary ureteral drainage stent. J Endourol. 2003 Apr;17(3):169-71. PMID: 12803989 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Kim SC, Siqueira Jr TM, Elhilali MM, Lingeman JE. Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP): A Technical Update. World J Surg Oncol. 2003 Jun 6;1(1):6. PMID: 12818001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Siqueira TM Jr, Watkins SL, Simmons GR, Steele RE, Lingeman JE. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: morbidity in a series of 206 patients. Urology. 2003 Jul;62(1):59-63. Review. PMID: 12837423 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Lingeman JE. Staghorn calculus endotoxin expression in sepsis. Urology. 2003 Jul;62(1):197; author reply 197-8. No abstract available. PMID: 12837467 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Siqueria TM Jr, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Kaefer M, Cheng L, Shalhav AL. Laparoscopic ileocytoplasty and continent ileovesicostomy in a porcine model. J Endourol. 2003 Jun;17(5):301-5. PMID: 12885355 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Siqueira TM Jr, Evan AP, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Lingeman JE. In vitro assessment of ultrasonic lithotriptors. J Urol. 2003 Oct;170(4 Pt 1):1101-4. PMID: 14501701 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Lingeman JE, Evan AP, Paterson RF, Parks JH, Bledsoe SB, Munch LC, Coe FL. Urine calcium and volume predict coverage of renal papilla by Randall's plaque. Kidney Int. 2003 Dec;64(6):2150-4. PMID: 14633137 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Lingeman JE, Evan AP, Paterson RF, Bledsoe SB, Kim SC, Munch LC, Coe FL. Endoscopic renal papillary biopsies: a tissue retrieval technique for
histological studies in patients with nephrolithiasis. J Urol. 2003 Dec;170(6 Pt 1):2186-9. PMID: 14634375 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Lingeman JE, Kim SC, Kuo RL, McAteer JA, Evan AP. Shockwave lithotripsy: anecdotes and insights. J Endourol. 2003 Nov;17(9):687-93. Review. PMID: 14642025 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Connors BA, Evan AP, Willis LR, Simon JR, Fineberg NS, Lifshitz DA, Shalhav AL, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Lingeman JE. Renal nerves mediate changes in contralateral renal blood flow after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy. Nephron Physiol. 2003;95(4):p67-75. PMID: 14694263 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Siqueira TM Jr, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Stevens LH, Lingeman JE, Shalhav AL. The use of blunt-tipped 12-mm trocars without fascial closure in laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. JSLS. 2004 Jan-Mar;8(1):47-50. PMID: 14974663 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Siqueira TM Jr, Evan AP, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Lingeman JE. In vitro assessment of lithoclast ultra intracorporeal lithotripter. J Endourol. 2004 Mar;18(2):153-6. PMID: 15072622 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Bagley DH, Kuo RL, Zeltser IS. An update on ureteroscopic instrumentation for the treatment of urolithiasis. Curr Opin Urol. 2004 Mar;14(2):99-106. Review. PMID: 15075838 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Casale P, Grady RW, Joyner BD, Zeltser IS, Kuo RL, Mitchell ME. Transperitoneal laparoscopic pyelolithotomy after failed percutaneous access in the pediatric patient. J Urol. 2004 Aug;172(2):680-3; discussion 683. PMID: 15247760 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kim SC, Coe FL, Tinmouth WW, Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Parks JH, Munch LC, Evan AP, Lingeman JE. Stone formation is proportional to papillary surface coverage by Randall's plaque. J Urol. 2005 Jan;173(1):117-9; discussion 119. PMID: 15592050 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Paterson RF, Lifshitz DA, Kuo RL, Siqueira TM Jr, Lingeman JE. Shock wave lithotripsy monotherapy for renal calculi. Int Braz J Urol. 2002 Jul-Aug;28(4):291-301. PMID: 15748334 [PubMed]

Siqueira TM Jr, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Stevens LH, Lingeman JE, Shalhav AL. Comparison of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy versus the traditional open technique. Int Braz J Urol. 2002 Sep-Oct;28(5):394-401; discussion 401-2. PMID: 15748364 [PubMed]

Kim SC, Kuo RL, Tinmouth WW, Watkins S, Lingeman JE. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for caliceal diverticular calculi: a novel single stage approach. J Urol. 2005 Apr;173(4):1194-8. PMID: 15758742 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Paterson RF, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Lingeman JE, Evan AP, Connors BA, Williams JC Jr, McAteer JA. Shock wave lithotripsy of stones implanted in the proximal ureter of the pig. J Urol. 2005 Apr;173(4):1391-4. PMID: 15758811 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Siqueira TM Jr, Kim SC, Lingeman JE. High-powered holmium-laser ablation: comparison of setting effectiveness using tissue-surrogate model. J Endourol. 2005 Mar;19(2):239-41. PMID: 15798425 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kim SC, Tinmouth WW, Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Lingeman JE. Simultaneous holmium laser enucleation of prostate and upper-tract endourologic stone procedures. J Endourol. 2004 Dec;18(10):971-5. PMID: 15801364 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kim SC, Tinmouth WW, Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Lingeman JE. Using and choosing a nephrostomy tube after percutaneous nephrolithotomy for large or complex stone disease: a treatment strategy. J Endourol. 2005 Apr;19(3):348-52. PMID: 15865526 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Tinmouth WW, Habib E, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Paterson RF, Terry CL, Elhilali M, Lingeman JE. Change in serum prostate specific antigen concentration after holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: a marker for completeness of adenoma resection? J Endourol. 2005 Jun;19(5):550-4. PMID: 15989443 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kim SC, Matlaga BR, Kuo RL, Watkins SL, Kennett KM, Gilling PJ, Lingeman JE. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: a comparison of efficiency measures at two institutions. J Endourol. 2005 Jun;19(5):555-8. PMID: 15989444 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Peterson MD, Matlaga BR, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Soergel TM, Watkins SL, Lingeman JE. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for men with urinary retention. J Urol. 2005 Sep;174(3):998-1001; discussion 1001. PMID: 16094022 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Matlaga BR, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Watkins SL, Lingeman JE. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for prostates of >125 mL. BJU Int. 2006 Jan;97(1):81-4. PMID: 16336333 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kalra P, Glassman DT, Gomella LG, Strup SE, McGinnis DE, Simon DR, Chang MF, Byrne DS, Kuo RL. Outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in technically challenging cases. Urology. 2006 Jan;67(1):45-9. PMID: 16413330 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Matlaga BR, Kim SC, Watkins SL, Kuo RL, Munch LC, Lingeman JE. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for ectopic kidneys: over, around, or through. Urology. 2006 Mar;67(3):513-7. Epub 2006 Feb 28. PMID: 16504255 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Matlaga BR, Kim SC, Watkins SL, Kuo RL, Munch LC, Lingeman JE. Changing composition of renal calculi in patients with neurogenic bladder. J Urol. 2006 May;175(5):1716-9; discussion 1719. PMID: 16600738 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Matlaga BR, Williams JC Jr, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Evan AP, Bledsoe SB, Coe FL, Worcester EM, Munch LC, Lingeman JE. Endoscopic evidence of calculus attachment to Randall's plaque. J Urol. 2006 May;175(5):1720-4; discussion 1724. PMID: 16600740 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Razdan S, Johannes J, Kuo RL, Bagley DH. The camera phone: a novel aid in urologic practice. Urology. 2006 Apr;67(4):665-9. PMID: 16618555 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Handa RK, Matlaga BR, Connors BA, Ying J, Paterson RF, Kuo RL, Kim SC, Lingeman JE, Evan AP, Willis LR. Acute effects of percutaneous tract dilation on renal function and structure. J Endourol. 2006 Dec;20(12):1030-40. Erratum in: J Endourol. 2007 Mar;21(3):358. PMID: 17206897 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Matlaga BR, Miller NL, Terry C, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Coe FL, Evan AP, Lingeman JE. The pathogenesis of calyceal diverticular calculi. Urol Res. 2007 Feb;35(1):35-40. Epub 2007 Feb 2. PMID: 17273836 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kim SC, Matlaga BR, Tinmouth WW, Kuo RL, Evan AP, McAteer JA, Williams JC Jr, Lingeman JE. In vitro assessment of a novel dual probe ultrasonic intracorporeal lithotriptor. J Urol. 2007 Apr;177(4):1363-5. PMID: 17382733 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]