UCSD Medical Center launches kidney stone center

November 5, 2009

Roger Sur, MD, has been recruited by the University of California, San Diego Medical Center to launch a comprehensive kidney stone treatment center. The center is dedicated to the medical prevention, advanced surgical treatment, and research of kidney stone disease.

Roger Sur, MD, has been recruited by the University of California, San Diego Medical Center to launch a comprehensive kidney stone treatment center. The center is dedicated to the medical prevention, advanced surgical treatment, and research of kidney stone disease.

"This new center is dedicated to not only treating stones with minimally invasive techniques but to preventing future stones," Dr. Sur said. "Distinguishing our program, our innovative approach is to remove the stones and determine why they form, potentially eliminating the need for future surgery."

Dr. Sur’s experience includes fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, where he spent 2 years learning surgical management and prevention of routine and complex kidney stones. Past positions include uro-oncology fellowship program director for the National Cancer Institute and National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.