Dr. Glenn Preminger, MD

Dr. Glenn Preminger, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Glenn Preminger, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.Read his story


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 684-8111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Urinary Stones
very high
more than 99% of peers
Kidney Stones
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Preminger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Preminger "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Preminger "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."


  • Urology
  • Endourology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


  • 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)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Trinity Coll
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • North Carolina Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Tex Sw Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Preminger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Preminger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Preminger to family and friends
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Preminger's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Hillsborough, NC |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Preminger accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Preminger has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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