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My Dr wants to preform percutaneous nephrolithotomy or

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My Dr wants to preform percutaneous nephrolithotomy or nephrolithotripsy, I'm a bit nervous about it How do I find the best Dr to do this?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I have - I've gotten a catscan Ultrasound I have bilateral kidney stones I've had them in the past Now there seems to be too many to do the lithotripsy (excuse my spelling)

Doctor's Assistant: Is the condition chronic, or acute?

I suppose it's chronic since I've had lithotripsy done 4-5 xs in the past

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He knows everything I have type 2 diabetes and high BP and am on medications for this I'm not overweight at all

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Urology
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Urologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago
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Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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Urologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

are you near any large university hospitals?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I am near Vassar hospital in Poughkeepsie NY
Urologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

I was thinking more like NYU or Columbia

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I am not near them
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I've had lithotripsy in the past at Columbia
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Both Diabetis and BP are under control
Urologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

Ok good. If you are looking for the best, ***** ***** going to get better care at a larger university hospital. That is where I would go

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I will look into it This is minimally invasive but of course there are always concerns
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Well there is NY presbyterian - Hudson Valley hospital
Urologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 10 months ago

Yes, that would be my choice

the urology department there

http://www.nyp.org/allenhospital/clinical-services/urology

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