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Posts by Brian Howard Eisner, MD

  • In order to minimize the patient's risk of urosepsis, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital are developing a web-based or mobile application that will help surgeons see how their proposed ureteroscopic lithotripsy technique for an individual patient will affect renal pelvis pressure.

  • The American Urological Association (AUA) is hosting its Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from May 3-6, 2019. Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology will present on leading research and innovative treatment approaches. Mass General doctors will participate in over 20 different sessions covering the full spectrum of urologic care, including bladder, prostate, urologic oncology and more.

  • After determining success rates of shock-wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, surgeons can use a new decision analysis model to see which procedure is more cost-effective at their respective institutions.

  • Dusting, a new protocol for treating kidney stones using recent laser technologies, has proven to deliver successful patient outcomes equal to those of traditional basketing, according to a study by the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence.


Dr. Brian Eisner was born in Miami, FL and attended Harvard College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed urology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in endourology and urinary stone disease at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical practice focuses on kidney stone prevention, minimally invasive and surgical treatments for kidney stones and laparoscopic surgery. He is actively involved in research involving kidney stone prevention, risk factors for kidney stone disease and surgical treatment of kidney stones.

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