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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

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 Oct 18; doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0177.

PMID:
    30156428
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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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Do we need new high-risk criteria for surgically treated renal cancer patients to improve the outcome of future clinical trials in the adjuvant setting? Results of a comprehensive analysis based on the multicenter CORONA database.
Wolff I, May M, Hoschke B, Zigeuner R, Cindolo L, Hutterer G, Schips L, De Cobelli O, Rocco B, De Nunzio C, Tubaro A, Coman I, Feciche B, Truss M, Dalpiaz O, Figenshau RS, Madison K, Sánchez-Chapado M, Santiago Martin MD, Salzano L, Lotrecchiano G, Shariat SF, Hohenfellner M, Waidelich R, Stief C, Miller K, Pahernik S, Brookman-May S, Members of the CORONA Project and the European Association of Urology (EAU) Young Academic Urologists (YAU) Renal Cancer Group.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 42(5)744-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2016.01.009.

PMID:
    26899942
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cerebrovascular Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Increase Risk of Complications with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy.
Bauman TM, Potretzke AM, Vetter JM, Bhayani SB, Figenshau RS
J Endourol. 2016 Mar; 30(3)293-9. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0534.

PMID:
    26558416
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of Urine Aquaporin-1 and Perilipin-2 Concentrations as Biomarkers to Screen for Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Morrissey JJ, Mellnick VM, Luo J, Siegel MJ, Figenshau RS, Bhayani S, Kharasch ED
JAMA Oncol. 2015 May; 1(2)204-12. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.0213.

PMID:
    26181025
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Retroperitoneal Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for Posterior Renal Masses Is Associated with Earlier Hospital Discharge: A Single-Institution Retrospective Comparison.
Kim EH, Larson JA, Potretzke AM, Hulsey NK, Bhayani SB, Figenshau RS
J Endourol. 2015 Oct; 29(10)1137-42. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0076.

PMID:
    25816694
    [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.