Dr. David A  Leavitt

Dr. David A Leavitt

Address: 1 Ford Pace, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, United States, Wayne State University

Gender: Male

Type of Professional: Urologist

Associated Healthcare Provider: Henry Ford Hospital

Languages Spoken: English

More than 11 Years of experience

About the Doctor / Professional

I’m a urologist specializing in kidney stone surgery and prevention, and prostate surgery for men with enlarged prostates or BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). My surgical expertise includes PCNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) and ureteroscopy for complex kidney stones, and HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) and Rezum for enlarged prostates. I also perform shock wave lithotripsy for kidney stones, and TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) for enlarged prostates. Each year at Henry Ford, we perform more than 700 kidney stone surgeries and 200 surgeries for enlarged prostates.

I have been very fortunate to train at some of the top medical institutions in the country and alongside some of the world’s leaders and pioneers in PCNL, minimally invasive kidney surgery and HoLEP. I earned my MD degree from the University of Michigan, received my urology residency training at the University of Minnesota, and completed an endourology fellowship at the Smith Institute for Urology where I focused on comprehensive kidney stone care, PCNL and HoLEP.

Research Interests:

My research includes kidney stone formation and prevention, improving kidney stone (PCNL, ureteroscopy) and BPH (HoLEP) surgery, and teaching these to other urologists. He is a member of CoRE (Collaboration for Research in Endourology), which performs international endourology studies and MUSIC (Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative), and serves as the Henry Ford Clinical Champion for ROCKS (Reducing Operative Complications from Kidney Stones). He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications.