Glenn Michael Preminger

Glenn Michael Preminger

James F. Glenn, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Urology

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

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James F. Glenn, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Urology
  • Professor of Urology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 30 Duke Medicine Circle, RM1573 Duke South, White Zone, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 681 5506
  • Email Address:


  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Medical School, 1985
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1983
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1979
  • M.D. New York University, 1977

In the News

Representative Publications

  • 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., J Endourol, vol 26 no. 10 (2012), pp. 1340-1345 [10.1089/end.2012.0140] [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 26 no. 5 (2012), pp. 439-443 [10.1089/end.2011.0178] [abs].
  • Bader, MJ; Eisner, B; Porpiglia, F; Preminger, GM; Tiselius, H-G, Contemporary management of ureteral stones., Eur Urol, vol 61 no. 4 (2012), pp. 764-772 [10.1016/j.eururo.2012.01.009] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 187 no. 3 (2012), pp. 920-924 [10.1016/j.juro.2011.10.159] [abs].
  • Lipkin, ME; Preminger, GM, Risk reduction strategy for radiation exposure during percutaneous nephrolithotomy., Curr Opin Urol, vol 22 no. 2 (2012), pp. 139-143 [10.1097/MOU.0b013e32834fc36a] [abs].
  • Tseng, TY; Preminger, GM, Kidney stones., BMJ Clin Evid, vol 2011 (2011) [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 185 no. 5 (2011), pp. 1804-1810 [10.1016/j.juro.2010.12.054] [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 25 no. 4 (2011), pp. 563-567 [10.1089/end.2010.0431] [abs].
  • 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 Int, vol 107 no. 5 (2011), pp. 824-828 [10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09567.x] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 185 no. 3 (2011), pp. 910-914 [10.1016/j.juro.2010.10.052] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 184 no. 6 (2010), pp. 2373-2377 [10.1016/j.juro.2010.08.033] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 184 no. 6 (2010), pp. 2354-2359 [10.1016/j.juro.2010.08.011] [abs].
  • Zilberman, DE; Lipkin, ME; de la Rosette, JJ; Ferrandino, MN; Mamoulakis, C; Laguna, MP; Preminger, GM, Tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy--the new standard of care?, J Urol, vol 184 no. 4 (2010), pp. 1261-1266 [10.1016/j.juro.2010.06.020] [abs].
  • Esch, E; Simmons, WN; Sankin, G; Cocks, HF; Preminger, GM; Zhong, P, A simple method for fabricating artificial kidney stones of different physical properties., Urol Res, vol 38 no. 4 (2010), pp. 315-319 [10.1007/s00240-010-0298-x] [abs].
  • Preminger, GM, Percutaneous nephrolithotomy: an extreme technical makeover for an old technique., Arch Ital Urol Androl, vol 82 no. 1 (2010), pp. 23-25 [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 24 no. 3 (2010), pp. 347-354 [10.1089/end.2009.0193] [abs].
  • Preminger, GM, High burden and complex renal calculi: aggressive percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus multi-modal approaches., Arch Ital Urol Androl, vol 82 no. 1 (2010), pp. 37-40 [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 183 no. 3 (2010), pp. 1022-1025 [10.1016/j.juro.2009.11.040] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 183 no. 3 (2010), pp. 1037-1042 [10.1016/j.juro.2009.11.035] [abs].
  • Zilberman, DE; Preminger, GM, Long-term results of percutaneous nephrolithotomy: does prophylactic medical stone management make a difference?, J Endourol, vol 23 no. 10 (2009), pp. 1773-1776 [10.1089/end.2009.0118] [abs].
  • Lingeman, JE; Preminger, GM; Goldfischer, ER; Krambeck, AE; Comfort Study Team, , Assessing the impact of ureteral stent design on patient comfort., J Urol, vol 181 no. 6 (2009), pp. 2581-2587 [10.1016/j.juro.2009.02.019] [abs].
  • Robinson, MR; Leitao, VA; Haleblian, GE; Scales, CD; Chandrashekar, A; Pierre, SA; Preminger, GM, Impact of long-term potassium citrate therapy on urinary profiles and recurrent stone formation., J Urol, vol 181 no. 3 (2009), pp. 1145-1150 [10.1016/j.juro.2008.11.014] [abs].
  • 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, vol 250 no. 3 (2009), pp. 813-820 [10.1148/radiol.2503080545] [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 23 no. 3 (2009), pp. 523-528 [10.1089/end.2008.0277] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 181 no. 2 (2009), pp. 668-672 [10.1016/j.juro.2008.10.012] [abs].
  • Ferrandino, MN; Monga, M; Preminger, GM, Adjuvant therapy after surgical stone management., Adv Chronic Kidney Dis, vol 16 no. 1 (2009), pp. 52-59 [10.1053/j.ackd.2008.10.007] [abs].
  • de la Rosette, JJMCH; Tsakiris, P; Ferrandino, MN; Elsakka, AM; Rioja, J; Preminger, GM, Beyond prone position in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a comprehensive review., Eur Urol, vol 54 no. 6 (2008), pp. 1262-1269 [10.1016/j.eururo.2008.08.012] [abs].
  • 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., J Am Soc Nephrol, vol 19 no. 6 (2008), pp. 1197-1203 [10.1681/ASN.2007101058] [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 22 no. 6 (2008), pp. 1359-1366 [10.1089/end.2008.0069] [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 22 no. 6 (2008), pp. 1213-1217 [10.1089/end.2008.0070] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 179 no. 5 (2008), pp. 2042-2045 [10.1016/j.juro.2007.12.042] [abs].
  • Ferrandino, MN; Preminger, GM, Ureteroscopic management of stones in anomalous kidneys., Arch Ital Urol Androl, vol 80 no. 1 (2008), pp. 18-20 [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 22 no. 3 (2008), pp. 473-478 [10.1089/end.2007.9847] [abs].
  • Robinson, MR; Norris, RD; Sur, RL; Preminger, GM, Urolithiasis: not just a 2-legged animal disease., J Urol, vol 179 no. 1 (2008), pp. 46-52 [10.1016/j.juro.2007.08.123] [abs].
  • Preminger, GM; Tiselius, H-G; 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., J Urol, vol 178 no. 6 (2007), pp. 2418-2434 [10.1016/j.juro.2007.09.107] [abs].
  • Auge, BK; Sarvis, JA; L'esperance, JO; Preminger, GM, Practice patterns of ureteral stenting after routine ureteroscopic stone surgery: a survey of practicing urologists., J Endourol, vol 21 no. 11 (2007), pp. 1287-1291 [10.1089/end.2007.0038] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 178 no. 4 Pt 1 (2007), pp. 1157-1163 [10.1016/j.juro.2007.05.132] [abs].
  • Haleblian, GE; Sur, RL; Albala, DM; Preminger, GM, Subcutaneous bupivacaine infiltration and postoperative pain perception after percutaneous nephrolithotomy., J Urol, vol 178 no. 3 Pt 1 (2007), pp. 925-928 [10.1016/j.juro.2007.05.025] [abs].
  • Haleblian, GE; Cantor, DA; Sur, RL; Assimos, DG; Preminger, GM, Nephrolithiasis in identical twins: the impact of nature vs nurture., BJU Int, vol 100 no. 3 (2007), pp. 621-623 [10.1111/j.1464-410X.2007.06936.x] [abs].
  • Pierre, S; Preminger, GM, Holmium laser for stone management., World J Urol, vol 25 no. 3 (2007), pp. 235-239 [10.1007/s00345-007-0162-y] [abs].
  • 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., J Urol, vol 177 no. 5 (2007), pp. 1785-1788 [10.1016/j.juro.2007.01.061] [abs].
  • Fuh, E; Haleblian, GE; Norris, RD; Albala, WDM; 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., J Urol, vol 177 no. 4 (2007), pp. 1542-1545 [10.1016/j.juro.2006.11.078] [abs].
  • 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., J Endourol, vol 20 no. 10 (2006), pp. 713-716 [10.1089/end.2006.20.713] [abs].
  • Borawski, KM; Sur, RL; Preminger, GM, Renal calculi presenting as hyperhidrosis in patient with spinal cord injury., Urology, vol 67 no. 5 (2006), pp. 1084.e13-1084.e14 [10.1016/j.urology.2005.11.007] [abs].
  • Auge, BK; Maloney, ME; Mathias, BJ; Pietrow, PK; Preminger, GM, Metabolic abnormalities associated with calyceal diverticular stones., BJU Int, vol 97 no. 5 (2006), pp. 1053-1056 [10.1111/j.1464-410X.2006.06134.x] [abs].
  • Springhart, WP; Tan, YH; Albala, DM; Perelman, J; Teichman, JM; Preminger, GM, Use of Stone Cone minimizes stone migration during percutaneous nephrolithotomy., Urology, vol 67 no. 5 (2006), pp. 1066-1068 [10.1016/j.urology.2005.11.064] [abs].
  • Preminger, GM, Management of lower pole renal calculi: shock wave lithotripsy versus percutaneous nephrolithotomy versus flexible ureteroscopy., Urol Res, vol 34 no. 2 (2006), pp. 108-111 [10.1007/s00240-005-0020-6] [abs].