Glenn M. Preminger, MD



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Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Urologic Surgery
James F. Glenn, MD, Professor of Urology
Department / Division:
Surgery / Urology
Division of Urologic Surgery
Room 1572 White Zone, Duke South
DUMC 3167
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, New York Medical College, 1977
  • General Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1977-1979
  • Urology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, 1979-1983
  • Mineral Metabolism, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1983-1985
Clinical Interests:
Medical and surgical management of kidney-stone disease; shock wave lithotripsy; minimally invasive management of benign prostatic hyperplasia; endoscopic management of urinary tract obstruction
Research Interests:
1. Minimally invasive management of urologic diseases
2. Minimally invasive management of renal and ureteral stones
3. Medical management of nephrolithiasis
4. Bioeffects of shock wave lithotripsy
5. Basic physics of shock wave lithotripsy
6. Intracorporeal lithotripsy for stone fragmentation
7. Minimally invasive management of urinary tract obstruction, including ureteropelvic junction obstruction and ureteral strictures
8. Enhanced imaging modalities for minimally invasive surgery
9. Digital video imaging during endoscopic surgery
10. 3-D imaging modalities for minimally invasive surgery
11. Holmium laser applications in urology
Representative Publications:
  • Bader, MJ; Eisner, B; Porpiglia, F; Preminger, GM; Tiselius, HG. Contemporary management of ureteral stones. European Urology. 2012;61:764-772.  Abstract
  • Goldsmith, ZG; Astroza, GM; Wang, AJ; Simmons, WN; Iqbal, MW; Lipkin, ME; Preminger, GM; Ferrandino, MN. Optical performance comparison of deflectable laparoscopes for laparoendoscopic single-site surgery. Journal of Endourology. 2012;26:1340-1345.  Abstract
  • Lipkin, ME; Mancini, JG; Toncheva, G; Wang, AJ; Anderson-Evans, C; Simmons, WN; Ferrandino, MN; Yoshizumi, TT; Preminger, GM. Organ-specific radiation dose rates and effective dose rates during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Journal of Endourology. 2012;26:439-443.  Abstract
  • Lipkin, ME; Preminger, GM. Risk reduction strategy for radiation exposure during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Current Opinion in Urology. 2012;22:139-143.  Abstract
  • Lipkin, ME; Wang, AJ; Toncheva, G; Ferrandino, MN; Yoshizumi, TT; Preminger, GM. Determination of patient radiation dose during ureteroscopic treatment of urolithiasis using a validated model. The Journal of Urology. 2012;187:920-924.  Abstract
  • Krambeck, AE; Miller, NL; Humphreys, MR; Nakada, SY; Denstedt, JD; Razvi, H; Preminger, GM; Nadler, RB; Matlaga, BR; Paterson, RF; Chew, BH; Munch, LC; Handa, SE; Lingeman, JE. Randomized controlled, multicentre clinical trial comparing a dual-probe ultrasonic lithotrite with a single-probe lithotrite for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Bju International. 2011;107:824-828.  Abstract
  • Lipkin, ME; Mancini, JG; Zilberman, DE; Raymundo, ME; Yong, D; Ferrandino, MN; Miller, MJ; Yoshizumi, TT; Preminger, GM. Reduced radiation exposure with the use of an air retrograde pyelogram during fluoroscopic access for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Journal of Endourology. 2011;25:563-567.  Abstract
  • Mynderse, LA; Roehrborn, CG; Partin, AW; Preminger, GM; Coté, EP. Results of a 5-year multicenter trial of a new generation cooled high energy transurethral microwave thermal therapy catheter for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The Journal of Urology. 2011;185:1804-1810.  Abstract
  • Tseng, TY; Preminger, GM. Kidney stones. Clinical Evidence. 2011;2011.  Abstract
  • Zilberman, DE; Tsivian, M; Lipkin, ME; Ferrandino, MN; Frush, DP; Paulson, EK; Preminger, GM. Low dose computerized tomography for detection of urolithiasis--its effectiveness in the setting of the urology clinic. The Journal of Urology. 2011;185:910-914.  Abstract
  • Esch, E; Simmons, WN; Sankin, G; Cocks, HF; Preminger, GM; Zhong, P. A simple method for fabricating artificial kidney stones of different physical properties. Urological Research. 2010;38:315-319.  Abstract
  • Ferrandino, MN; Pierre, SA; Simmons, WN; Paulson, EK; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM. Dual-energy computed tomography with advanced postimage acquisition data processing: improved determination of urinary stone composition. Journal of Endourology. 2010;24:347-354.  Abstract
  • Krambeck, AE; Walsh, RS; Denstedt, JD; Preminger, GM; Li, J; Evans, JC; Lingeman, JE; Lexington Trial Study Group. A novel drug eluting ureteral stent: a prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a ketorolac loaded ureteral stent. The Journal of Urology. 2010;183:1037-1042.  Abstract
  • Mancini, JG; Raymundo, EM; Lipkin, M; Zilberman, D; Yong, D; Bañez, LL; Miller, MJ; Preminger, GM; Ferrandino, MN. Factors affecting patient radiation exposure during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The Journal of Urology. 2010;184:2373-2377.  Abstract
  • Preminger, GM. High burden and complex renal calculi: aggressive percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus multi-modal approaches. Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia. 2010;82:37-40.  Abstract
  • Preminger, GM. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: an extreme technical makeover for an old technique. Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia. 2010;82:23-25.  Abstract
  • Scales, CD; Chandrashekar, AS; Robinson, MR; Cantor, DA; Sullivan, J; Haleblian, GE; Leitao, VA; Sur, RL; Borawski, KM; Koeberl, D; Kishnani, PS; Preminger, GM. Stone forming risk factors in patients with type Ia glycogen storage disease. The Journal of Urology. 2010;183:1022-1025.  Abstract
  • Zilberman, DE; Ferrandino, MN; Preminger, GM; Paulson, EK; Lipkin, ME; Boll, DT. In vivo determination of urinary stone composition using dual energy computerized tomography with advanced post-acquisition processing. The Journal of Urology. 2010;184:2354-2359.  Abstract
  • Zilberman, DE; Lipkin, ME; de la Rosette, JJ; Ferrandino, MN; Mamoulakis, C; Laguna, MP; Preminger, GM. Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy--the new standard of care?. The Journal of Urology. 2010;184:1261-1266.  Abstract
  • Boll, DT; Patil, NA; Paulson, EK; Merkle, EM; Simmons, WN; Pierre, SA; Preminger, GM. Renal stone assessment with dual-energy multidetector CT and advanced postprocessing techniques: improved characterization of renal stone composition--pilot study. Radiology. 2009;250:813-820.  Abstract
  • Ferrandino, MN; Bagrodia, A; Pierre, SA; Scales, CD; Rampersaud, E; Pearle, MS; Preminger, GM. Radiation exposure in the acute and short-term management of urolithiasis at 2 academic centers. The Journal of Urology. 2009;181:668-672.  Abstract
  • Ferrandino, MN; Monga, M; Preminger, GM. Adjuvant therapy after surgical stone management. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. 2009;16:52-59.  Abstract
  • Lingeman, JE; Preminger, GM; Goldfischer, ER; Krambeck, AE; Comfort Study Team. Assessing the impact of ureteral stent design on patient comfort. The Journal of Urology. 2009;181:2581-2587.  Abstract
  • Pierre, SA; Ferrandino, MN; Simmons, WN; Fernandez, C; Zhong, P; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM. High definition laparoscopy: objective assessment of performance characteristics and comparison with standard laparoscopy. Journal of Endourology. 2009;23:523-528.  Abstract
  • Robinson, MR; Leitao, VA; Haleblian, GE; Scales Jr, CD; Chandrashekar, A; Pierre, SA; Preminger, GM. Impact of long-term potassium citrate therapy on urinary profiles and recurrent stone formation. The Journal of Urology. 2009;181:1145-1150.  Abstract
  • Zilberman, DE; Preminger, GM. Long-term results of percutaneous nephrolithotomy: does prophylactic medical stone management make a difference?. Journal of Endourology. 2009;23:1773-1776.  Abstract
  • Ferrandino, MN; Preminger, GM. Ureteroscopic management of stones in anomalous kidneys. Archivio italiano di urologia, andrologia : organo ufficiale [di] Societa italiana di ecografia urologica e nefrologica / Associazione ricerche in urologia. 2008;80:18-20.  Abstract
  • Haleblian, GE; Leitao, VA; Pierre, SA; Robinson, MR; Albala, DM; Ribeiro, AA; Preminger, GM. Assessment of citrate concentrations in citrus fruit-based juices and beverages: implications for management of hypocitraturic nephrolithiasis. Journal of Endourology. 2008;22:1359-1366.  Abstract
  • Harper, JD; Ebrahimi, KY; Auge, BK; Lamberton, GR; Pham, AK; Zuppan, C; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM; Baldwin, DD. Comparison of a novel radially dilating balloon ureteral access sheath to a conventional sheath in the porcine model. The Journal of Urology. 2008;179:2042-2045.  Abstract
  • Kaufman, DW; Kelly, JP; Curhan, GC; Anderson, TE; Dretler, SP; Preminger, GM; Cave, DR. Oxalobacter formigenes may reduce the risk of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2008;19:1197-1203.  Abstract
  • Kesler, SS; Pierre, SA; Brison, DI; Preminger, GM; Munver, R. Use of the Escape nitinol stone retrieval basket facilitates fragmentation and extraction of ureteral and renal calculi: a pilot study. Journal of Endourology. 2008;22:1213-1217.  Abstract
  • Robinson, MR; Norris, RD; Sur, RL; Preminger, GM. Urolithiasis: not just a 2-legged animal disease. The Journal of Urology. 2008;179:46-52.  Abstract
  • Sur, RL; Haleblian, GE; Cantor, DA; Springhart, WP; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM. Efficacy of intravesical ropivacaine injection on urinary symptoms following ureteral stenting: a randomized, controlled study. Journal of Endourology. 2008;22:473-478.  Abstract
  • de la Rosette, JJ; Tsakiris, P; Ferrandino, MN; Elsakka, AM; Rioja, J; Preminger, GM. Beyond prone position in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a comprehensive review. European Urology. 2008;54:1262-1269.  Abstract
  • Auge, BK; Sarvis, JA; L'esperance, JO; Preminger, GM. Practice patterns of ureteral stenting after routine ureteroscopic stone surgery: a survey of practicing urologists. Journal of Endourology. 2007;21:1287-1291.  Abstract
  • Fuh, E; Haleblian, GE; Norris, RD; Albala, DM; Simmons, N; Zhong, P; Preminger, GM. The effect of frequency doubled double pulse Nd : YAG laser fiber proximity to the target stone on transient cavitation and acoustic emission. The Journal of Urology. 2007;177:1542-1545.  Abstract
  • Haleblian, GE; Cantor, DA; Sur, RL; Assimos, DG; Preminger, GM. Nephrolithiasis in identical twins: the impact of nature vs nurture. Bju International. 2007;100:621-623.  Abstract
  • Haleblian, GE; Sur, RL; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM. Subcutaneous bupivacaine infiltration and postoperative pain perception after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:925-928.  Abstract
  • Kang, DE; Maloney, MM; Haleblian, GE; Springhart, WP; Honeycutt, EF; Eisenstein, EL; Marguet, CG; Preminger, GM. Effect of medical management on recurrent stone formation following percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The Journal of Urology. 2007;177:1785-1788.  Abstract
  • Kang, DE; Sur, RL; Haleblian, GE; Fitzsimons, NJ; Borawski, KM; Preminger, GM. Long-term lemonade based dietary manipulation in patients with hypocitraturic nephrolithiasis. The Journal of Urology. 2007;177:1358-1362.  Abstract
  • Kijvikai, K; Haleblian, GE; Preminger, GM; de la Rosette, J. Shock wave lithotripsy or ureteroscopy for the management of proximal ureteral calculi: an old discussion revisited. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:1157-1163.  Abstract
  • Pierre, S; Preminger, GM. Holmium laser for stone management. World Journal of Urology. 2007;25:235-239.  Abstract
  • Preminger, GM; Tiselius, HG; Assimos, DG; Alken, P; Buck, C; Gallucci, M; Knoll, T; Lingeman, JE; Nakada, SY; Pearle, MS; Sarica, K; Türk, C; Wolf, JS; EAU/AUA Nephrolithiasis Guideline Panel. 2007 guideline for the management of ureteral calculi. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:2418-2434.  Abstract
  • Auge, BK; Maloney, ME; Mathias, BJ; Pietrow, PK; Preminger, GM. Metabolic abnormalities associated with calyceal diverticular stones. Bju International. 2006;97:1053-1056.  Abstract
  • Borawski, KM; Sur, RL; Preminger, GM. Renal calculi presenting as hyperhidrosis in patient with spinal cord injury. Urology. 2006;67:1084.e13-1084.e14.  Abstract
  • Preminger, GM. Management of lower pole renal calculi: shock wave lithotripsy versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus flexible ureteroscopy. Urological Research. 2006;34:108-111.  Abstract
  • Springhart, WP; Marguet, CG; Sur, RL; Norris, RD; Delvecchio, FC; Young, MD; Sprague, P; Gerardo, CA; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM. Forced versus minimal intravenous hydration in the management of acute renal colic: a randomized trial. Journal of Endourology. 2006;20:713-716.  Abstract
  • Springhart, WP; Tan, YH; Albala, DM; Perelman, J; Teichman, JM; Preminger, GM. Use of Stone Cone minimizes stone migration during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Urology. 2006;67:1066-1068.  Abstract