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Durham Office 1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR Durham, NC 27710 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

The Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center provides all-encompassing management of kidney stone disease, including the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones such as shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone removal. In addition, to virtually eliminate recurrent stone formation, the Stone Center offers comprehensive metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment of kidney stone disease.

Biography

Glenn M. Preminger, MD completed his Urologic training at the University of North Carolina in 1983. He was an AUA Scholar (1983-1985) in Mineral Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center, concentrating on the medical management of nephrolithiasis. He ultimately spent 10 years on the Faculty in Dallas, returning to NC in 1993 as Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at Duke University Medical Center. He has had extensive experience in the development of endoscopic instrumentation for minimally invasive urologic procedures and holds eight patents in shock wave lithotripsy design. Dr. Preminger, along with Pei Zhong, Ph.D., established The Lithotripsy Laboratory within the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center to study shock wave physics and tissue effects within the realms of shock wave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy devices. Drs. Preminger and Zhong have been awarded over $10 million in research support from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Preminger has published more than 350 manuscripts, 100 book chapters and 10 books, as well as 30 videos that review complex endoscopic techniques. He is a member of 15 professional societies and holds Editorial positions with UROLOGY and the JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY. He has served as Co-Chairman of VIII International Symposium on Urolithiasis (1996) and Co-Chairman of the 1st and 2nd International Consultations on Stone Disease, (2001 & 2007). He was Chairman of the AUA Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel, which released four sets of guidelines for the management of staghorn calculi (1994, 2004) and ureteral calculi (1997, 2007). From 2004-2007, he was Co-Chairman of the joint AUA/EAU International Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Pane

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Dr. Preminger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Does not listen to patient concerns. All I can say in a positive manner is that he is a good Surgeon.
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Glenn M. Preminger, MD completed his Urologic training at the University of North Carolina in 1983. He was an AUA Scholar (1983-1985) in Mineral Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center, concentrating on the medical management of nephrolithiasis.  He ultimately spent 10 years on the Faculty in Dallas, returning to NC in 1993 as Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at Duke University Medical Center.

He has had extensive experience in the development of endoscopic instrumentation for minimally invasive urologic procedures and holds eight patents in shock wave lithotripsy design.  Dr. Preminger, along with Pei Zhong, Ph.D., established The Lithotripsy Laboratory within the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center to study shock wave physics and tissue effects within the realms of shock wave lithotripsy and intracorporeal lithotripsy devices.  Drs. Preminger and Zhong have been awarded over $10 million in research support from the National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Preminger has published more than 350 manuscripts, 100 book chapters and 10 books, as well as 30 videos that review complex endoscopic techniques. He is a member of 15 professional societies and holds Editorial positions with UROLOGY and the JOURNAL OF ENDOUROLOGY. He has served as Co-Chairman of VIII International Symposium on Urolithiasis (1996) and Co-Chairman of the 1st and 2nd International Consultations on Stone Disease, (2001 & 2007).  He was Chairman of the AUA Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel, which released four sets of guidelines for the management of staghorn calculi (1994, 2004) and ureteral calculi (1997, 2007).  From 2004-2007, he was Co-Chairman of the joint AUA/EAU International Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Pane

Dr. Preminger's Care Philosophy

The Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center provides all-encompassing management of kidney stone disease, including the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones such as shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone removal. In addition, to virtually eliminate recurrent stone formation, the Stone Center offers comprehensive metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment of kidney stone disease.

Dr. Preminger says...

Glenn M. Preminger, MD is Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center at Duke University Medical Center.  His clinical interests include the minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones including SWL, percutaneous and ureteroscopic stone removal. He directs the metabolic evaluation and preventative medical treatment offered at the Duke Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center.

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  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Stones
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Pediatric Kidney Stones
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urinary Stones

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    North Carolina Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Tex Sw Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Undergraduate School
    Trinity Coll

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Endourology

Procedures Performed

  • Cystoscopy
  • Flexible and Rigid Uretero Renoscopy
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)