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R. Sherburne Figenshau, MD

The Taylor Family and Ralph V. Clayman, M.D., Chair in Minimally Invasive Urology
Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Urologic Surgery
Urologic Oncology
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

Urology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis
Progress West Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Urologic oncology, minimally invasive surgery,laparoscopic urologic surgery, urologic surgery,urolithiasis, kidney stones, complex kidney stones

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 122
Office Phone: 314-996-8060
Fax: 314-367-5016

Education

Education

Residency: Urologic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1993
Residency: General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1989
Medical School: University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1987
B.A.: Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota 1981

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Comparing Off-clamp and On-clamp Robot-assisted Partial Nephrectomy: A Prospective Randomized Trial.
Anderson BG, Potretzke AM, Du K, Vetter JM, Bergeron K, Paradis AG, Figenshau RS
Urology. 2019 Jan 16; pii: S0090-4295(19)30060-3. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.11.053.

PMID:
    30659901
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A propensity analysis comparing definitive chemo-radiotherapy for muscle-invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder vs. urothelial carcinoma of the bladder using the National Cancer Database.
Fischer-Valuck BW, Michalski JM, Contreras JA, Brenneman R, Christodouleas JP, Abraham CD, Kim EH, Arora VK, Bullock AD, Carmona R, Figenshau RS, Grubb R 3rd, Knoche EM, Pachynski RK, Picus J, Roth BJ, Sargos P, Andriole GL, Gay HA, Baumann BC
Clin Transl Radiat Oncol. 2019 Feb; 1538-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ctro.2018.12.001.

PMID:
    30656221
    [PubMed]
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Urinary aquaporin 1 and perilipin 2: Can these novel markers accurately characterize small renal masses and help guide patient management?
Song JB, Morrissey JJ, Mobley JM, Figenshau KG, Vetter JM, Bhayani SB, Kharasch ED, Figenshau RS
Int J Urol. 2019 Feb; 26(2)260-265. doi: 10.1111/iju.13854.

PMID:
    30467901
    [PubMed - in process]
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Dietary protein restriction reduces circulating VLDL triglyceride levels via CREBH-APOA5-dependent and -independent mechanisms.
Treviño-Villarreal JH, Reynolds JS, Bartelt A, Langston PK, MacArthur MR, Arduini A, Tosti V, Veronese N, Bertozzi B, Brace LE, Mejia P, Trocha K, Kajitani GS, Longchamp A, Harputlugil E, Gathungu R, Bird SS, Bullock AD, Figenshau RS, Andriole GL, Thompson A, Heeren J, Ozaki CK, Kristal BS, Fontana L, Mitchell JR
JCI Insight. 2018 Nov 2; 3(21)pii: 99470. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.99470.

PMID:
    30385734
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Unplanned 30-Day Encounters After Ureterorenoscopy for Urolithiasis.
Du K, Wang RS, Vetter J, Paradis AG, Figenshau RS, Venkatesh R, Desai AC
J Endourol. 2018 Dec; 32(12)1100-1107. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0177.

PMID:
    30156428
    [PubMed - in process]
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Editorial Comment on: Impact of the Mayo Adhesive Probability Score on the Complexity of Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy by Ishiyama et al.
Kim EH, Du K, Han CS, Figenshau RS
J Endourol. 2018 Oct; 32(10)934. doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0406.

PMID:
    29848059
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development and Validity of a Silicone Renal Tumor Model for Robotic Partial Nephrectomy Training.
Monda SM, Weese JR, Anderson BG, Vetter JM, Venkatesh R, Du K, Andriole GL, Figenshau RS
Urology. 2018 Apr; 114114-120. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2018.01.030.

PMID:
    29421300
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Off-clamp robot-assisted partial nephrectomy does not benefit short-term renal function: a matched cohort analysis.
Anderson BG, Potretzke AM, Du K, Vetter J, Figenshau RS
J Robot Surg. 2018 Sep; 12(3)401-407. doi: 10.1007/s11701-017-0745-6.

PMID:
    28861728
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trends in the Management of Small Renal Masses: A Survey of Members of the Endourological Society.
Mohapatra A, Potretzke AM, Weaver J, Anderson BG, Vetter J, Figenshau RS
J Kidney Cancer VHL. 2017; 4(3)10-19. doi: 10.15586/jkcvhl.2017.82.

PMID:
    28752023
    [PubMed]
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Retroperitoneal access for robotic renal surgery.
Anderson BG, Wright AJ, Potretzke AM, Figenshau RS
Int Braz J Urol. 2018 Jan-Feb; 44(1)200-201. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2016.0633.

PMID:
    28727386
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patient and nonradiographic tumor characteristics predicting lipid-poor angiomyolipoma in small renal masses: Introducing the BEARS index.
Bauman TM, Potretzke AM, Wright AJ, Vetter JM, Potretzke TA, Figenshau RS
Investig Clin Urol. 2017 Jul; 58(4)235-240. doi: 10.4111/icu.2017.58.4.235.

PMID:
    28681032
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the ureter: a rare presentation, synchronous with conventional urothelial carcinoma.
Rensing AJ, Mohapatra A, Potretzke AM, Sehn JK, Figenshau RS
Can J Urol. 2017 Feb; 24(1)8673-8675.

PMID:
    28263136
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Partial Nephrectomy for Presumed Renal-Cell Carcinoma: Incidence, Predictors, and Perioperative Outcomes of Benign Lesions.
Bauman TM, Potretzke AM, Wright AJ, Knight BA, Vetter JM, Figenshau RS
J Endourol. 2017 Apr; 31(4)412-417. doi: 10.1089/end.2016.0667.

PMID:
    28068796
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Findings of Fat-Poor Angiomyolipomas.
Potretzke AM, Potretzke TA, Bauman TM, Knight BA, Park AM, Mobley JM, Figenshau RS, Siegel CL
J Endourol. 2017 Feb; 31(2)119-128. doi: 10.1089/end.2016.0219.

PMID:
    27897036
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Off-clamp robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy.
Wright AJ, Potretzke AM, Larson J, Figenshau RS
Int Braz J Urol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 42(5)1044-1045. doi: 10.1590/S1677-5538.IBJU.2015.0386.

PMID:
    27763740
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decreased Consumption of Branched-Chain Amino Acids Improves Metabolic Health.
Fontana L, Cummings NE, Arriola Apelo SI, Neuman JC, Kasza I, Schmidt BA, Cava E, Spelta F, Tosti V, Syed FA, Baar EL, Veronese N, Cottrell SE, Fenske RJ, Bertozzi B, Brar HK, Pietka T, Bullock AD, Figenshau RS, Andriole GL, Merrins MJ, Alexander CM, Kimple ME, Lamming DW
Cell Rep. 2016 Jul 12; 16(2)520-530. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.05.092.

PMID:
    27346343
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Metastatic Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Testis: Clinical Presentation and Management.
Mohapatra A, Potretzke AM, Knight BA, Han M, Figenshau RS
Case Rep Urol. 2016; 20169016728. doi: 10.1155/2016/9016728.

PMID:
    27293952
    [PubMed]
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Diagnostic Utility of Selective Upper Tract Urinary Cytology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Literature.
Potretzke AM, Knight BA, Vetter JM, Anderson BG, Hardi AC, Bhayani SB, Figenshau RS
Urology. 2016 Oct; 9635-43. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.04.030.

PMID:
    27151340
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The role of the assistant during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy: does experience matter?
Potretzke AM, Knight BA, Brockman JA, Vetter J, Figenshau RS, Bhayani SB, Benway BM
J Robot Surg. 2016 Jun; 10(2)129-34. doi: 10.1007/s11701-016-0582-z.

PMID:
    27039192
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tumor diameter accurately predicts perioperative outcomes in T1 renal cancer treated with robot-assisted partial nephrectomy.
Potretzke AM, Potretzke TA, Knight BA, Vetter J, Park AM, Anderson G, Bhayani SB, Figenshau RS
World J Urol. 2016 Dec; 34(12)1643-1650.

PMID:
    27000561
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Figenshau’s research has focused on minimally invasive partial nephrectomy. He has developed surgical techniques that reduce the time the blood supply to the kidney is cut off, which has helped to improve patient outcomes.