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Brian Eisner is the Co-Director of the Kidney Stone Program at the MGH. He specializes in kidney stone surgery, kidney stone prevention and related research.
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Dr. Brian Eisner was born in Miami, FL and attended Harvard College and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed urology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in endourology and urinary stone disease at the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical practice focuses on kidney stone prevention, minimally invasive and surgical treatments for kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is actively involved in research involving kidney stone prevention, risk factors for kidney stone disease, and surgical treatment of kidney stones. Learn more about Dr. Eisner
Dr. Eisner's research interests include prevention of kidney stone disease, risk factors for kidney stone disease, surgical treatment for kidney stones, and radiology of the urinary tract.
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Eisner BH, Asplin JA, Goldfarb DS, Ahmad A, Stoller ML. Citrate, malate, and alkali concentrations in commonly consumed diet sodas: implications for nephrolithiasis treatment. J Urol (in press)
Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. Diabetic kidney stone-formers excrete more oxalate and have lower urine pH than non-diabetic stone formers. J Urol (in press)
Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. The Role of Race in Determining 24-Hour Urine Composition in White and Asian/Pacific Islander Stone Formers. J Urol. 2010;183(4):1407-1411.
Eisner BH, Porten SP, Bechis SK, Stoller ML. Hypertension is associated with increased urinary calcium excretion in patients with nephrolithiasis. J Urol. 2010;183(2):576-9.
Chi T, Eisner BH, Berger AD, Stoller ML. An ex-vivo evaluation of the application and strength of a novel laparoscopic knot substitute device. J Endourol. 2010;24(1):95-8.
Eisner BH, Eisenberg ML, Stoller ML. Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Quantitative 24-Hour Urine Chemistries in Patients With Nephrolithiasis. Urology. 2009.
Dusting, a new protocol for treating kidney stones using recent laser technologies, has proven to deliver successful patient outcomes equal to those of traditional basketing, according to a study by the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence.
coverage of study led by MGH physician Brian Eisner
What to expect during admission for ambulatory procedures with short recovery time, allowing discharge that day.
What to expect during admission for a prostatectomy procedure. A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland.
What to expect during admission for a nephrectomy procedure. A nephrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the kidney. Surgery may involve one or both kidneys.
What to expect during admission for a cystectomy procedure. A cystectomy is a surgical procedure to removal all or part of the urinary bladder.
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