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Ramakrishna Venkatesh, MD

Professor, Surgery

Specialty Areas

Urologic Surgery

Board Certifications

Surgery
Urology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Christian Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Minimally invasive urological techniques, robotic surgery, kidney stone disease, prostate cancer, renal cancer, robotic surgery and urolithiasis

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Urologic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 11
Office Phone: 314-362-8200

Christian Hospital
Professional Building 1

11155 Dunn Road
St. Louis, MO 63136

Suite: 202 North
Office Phone: 314-362-8200

Education

Education

Fellowship: Endourology and Laparoscopy, Washington University School of Medicine 2003
Residency: General Surgery, Bangalore University, India, 1991 1991
MBBS: Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University, India 1986

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Editorial Comment.
Sivaraman A, Venkatesh R
J Urol. 2018 Sep 5; pii: S0022-5347(18)43792-5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2018.06.095.

PMID:
    30193090
    [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 Oct 18; doi: 10.1089/end.2018.0177.

PMID:
    30156428
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Mitochondrial DNA induces Foley catheter related bladder inflammation via Toll-like receptor 9 activation.
Puyo CA, Earhart A, Staten N, Huang Y, Desai A, Lai H, Venkatesh R
Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 23; 8(1)6377. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24818-w.

PMID:
    29686303
    [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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Current Role of Active Surveillance in the Management of a Small Renal Mass.
Erpelding SG, Walker J, Venkatesh R
Indian J Surg Oncol. 2017 Sep; 8(3)403-406. doi: 10.1007/s13193-016-0600-7.

PMID:
    30429637
    [PubMed]
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Concomitant Renal Cell Carcinoma and Hematologic Malignancy in Immunosuppressed Patients.
Johnson L, Bylund J, Strup S, Howard D, Gul Z, Khan MW, Venkatesh R
Am J Med Sci. 2016 May; 351(5)480-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2016.02.027.

PMID:
    27140706
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial Comment.
Parks A, Venkatesh R
J Urol. 2016 Jun; 195(6)1675-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.12.119.

PMID:
    26964008
    [PubMed]
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Understanding the Ureter: Challenges and Opportunities.
Park A, Venkatesh R
J Endourol. 2016 May; 30 Suppl 1S34-6. doi: 10.1089/end.2016.0063.

PMID:
    26864852
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of Alpha-Blockade on Ureteral Peristalsis and Intrapelvic Pressure in an In Vivo Stented Porcine Model.
Johnson LJ, Davenport D, Venkatesh R
J Endourol. 2016 Apr; 30(4)417-21. doi: 10.1089/end.2015.0251.

PMID:
    26650710
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stone size limits the use of Hounsfield units for prediction of calcium oxalate stone composition.
Stewart G, Johnson L, Ganesh H, Davenport D, Smelser W, Crispen P, Venkatesh R
Urology. 2015 Feb; 85(2)292-5. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.10.006.

PMID:
    25481232
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous nephrolithotomy for removal of encrusted ureteral stents: a multicenter study.
Pais VM Jr, Chew B, Shaw O, Hyams ES, Matlaga B, Venkatesh R, Page J, Paterson RF, Arsovska O, Kurtz M, Eisner BH
J Endourol. 2014 Oct; 28(10)1188-91. doi: 10.1089/end.2014.0004.

PMID:
    24745371
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of tumor size, location, R.E.N.A.L., PADUA and centrality index score with perioperative outcomes and postoperative renal function.
Bylund JR, Gayheart D, Fleming T, Venkatesh R, Preston DM, Strup SE, Crispen PL
J Urol. 2012 Nov; 188(5)1684-9. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.07.043.

PMID:
    22998902
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of clinical and radiographic features with perinephric "sticky" fat.
Bylund JR, Qiong H, Crispen PL, Venkatesh R, Strup SE
J Endourol. 2013 Mar; 27(3)370-3. doi: 10.1089/end.2012.0205.

PMID:
    22966767
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prospective comparison of outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in elderly patients versus younger patients.
Okeke Z, Smith AD, Labate G, D'Addessi A, Venkatesh R, Assimos D, Strijbos WE, de la Rosette JJ, CROES PCNL Study Group.
J Endourol. 2012 Aug; 26(8)996-1001. doi: 10.1089/end.2012.0046.

PMID:
    22494028
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Categorisation of complications and validation of the Clavien score for percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
de la Rosette JJ, Opondo D, Daels FP, Giusti G, Serrano A, Kandasami SV, Wolf JS Jr, Grabe M, Gravas S, CROES PCNL Study Group.
Eur Urol. 2012 Aug; 62(2)246-55. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2012.03.055.

PMID:
    22487016
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial comment for Magheli et al.
Venkatesh R
J Endourol. 2012 Mar; 26(3)277. doi: 10.1089/end.2011.0488.

PMID:
    22192117
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Second prize: In-vivo physiological impact of alpha blockade on the porcine ureter with distal ureteral obstruction.
Page JB, Humphreys S, Davenport D, Crispen P, Venkatesh R
J Endourol. 2011 Mar; 25(3)391-6. doi: 10.1089/end.2010.0252.

PMID:
    21401393
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Temporal relationship between positive margin rate after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and surgical training.
Page JB, Davenport DL, Unnikrishnan R, Crispen PL, Venkatesh R, Strup SE
Urology. 2011 Mar; 77(3)626-30. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.06.073.

PMID:
    21146859
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Selective versus nonselective arterial clamping during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: impact upon renal function in the setting of a solitary kidney in a porcine model.
Benway BM, Baca G, Bhayani SB, Das NA, Katz MD, Diaz DL, Maxwell KL, Badwan KH, Talcott MR, Liapis H, Cabello JM, Venkatesh R, Figenshau RS
J Endourol. 2009 Jul; 23(7)1127-33. doi: 10.1089/end.2008.0605.

PMID:
    19514812
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Robotic renal hilar control and robotic clip placement for partial nephrectomy.
Figenshau R, Bhayani S, Venkatesh R, Wang A
J Endourol. 2008 Dec; 22(12)2657-9. doi: 10.1089/end.2008.0307.

PMID:
    19025387
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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