Dr. David A Leavitt
Address: 1 Ford Pace, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, United States, Wayne State University
About the Doctor
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.
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.View Contact Details
Degree: University of Michigan MI 2008
Residency: University of Minnesota Medical School, Urology, MN, 2013
- Top medical institutions in the country and alongside some of the world’s leaders and pioneers in PCNL, minimally invasive kidney surgery and HoLEP.
- Stones in special situations.
- New Persistent Opioid Use After Outpatient Ureteroscopy for Upper Tract Stone Treatment.
- Editorial comment.
- Headache and Facial Swelling.
- A Review of Male Sexual Health and Dysfunction Following Surgical Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms.
- Live surgical demonstrations: An endangered species.
- Shockwave Lithotripsy Use in the State of Michigan: American Urological Association Guideline Adherence and Clinical Implications.
- Stenting for malignant ureteral obstruction: Tandem, metal or metal-mesh stents.
- Advances in percutaneous stone surgery.
- Reply: To PMID 23726444.
- Safety of percutaneous nephrolithotomy in patients on antithrombotic therapy: a review of guidelines and recommendations.
- Neuroendocrine Tumor of the Ureter: A Zebra Among Horses.
- Outcomes of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy in Patients Continuing Aspirin Therapy.
- Does hypertension impact 24-hour urine parameters in patients with nephrolithiasis?
- Continuing aspirin therapy during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: unsafe or under-utilized?
- Can Activities of Daily Living Predict Complications following Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy?
- Association of serum biochemical metabolic panel with stone composition.
- Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction Secondary to Metastatic Relapse of Breast Cancer.
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy during uninterrupted aspirin therapy in high-cardiovascular risk patients: preliminary report.
- Performing in the surgical amphitheater of today: perception of urologists conducting live case demonstrations.
- The Expanded Use of Percutaneous Resection for Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: A 30-Year Comprehensive Experience.
- Nature of crossing vessels in patients with radiographically normal ureteropelvic junctions: prevalence and anatomic characteristics.
- Open, laparoscopic, and robotic ureteroneocystotomy for benign and malignant ureteral lesions: a comparison of over 100 minimally invasive cases.
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in octogenarians and beyond: How old is too old?
- Robot-assisted laparoscopic ipsilateral ureteroureterostomy for ectopic ureters in children: description of technique.
- Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in the management of hypercalciuric stone formers.
- Symptoms after removal of ureteral stents.
- A case series of genital vascular anomalies in children and their management: lessons learned.
- Percutaneous nephrolithotomy in super obese patients (body mass index ≥ 50 kg/m²): overcoming the challenges.
- Does Peak Inspiratory Pressure Increase in the Prone Position? An Analysis Related to Body Mass Index.
- Adjuvant radiotherapy for synchronous bilateral testicular seminoma: a case report and a review of the pertinent literature.
- Robotic assisted laparoscopic simple suprapubic prostatectomy - The Smith Institute for Urology experience with an evolving technique.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
- Holmium laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
- Kidney Stones Treatment
- Kidney Surgery
- Laser Treatment for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
- Prostate Surgery
- Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
- Urinary Incontinence Treatment
- Urology Consultation
- CoRE (Collaboration for Research in Endourology)