Kenneth G Sands, DO, MBA
Assistant Professor of Surgery
- Urologic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Stone Disease
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
- Robotic Nephrectomy
- Robotic Prostatectomy
- Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
- Robotic Pyeloplasty
- Robotic Buccal Ureteroplasty
- Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor
- Transurethral Resection of Prostate Gland
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
- Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
- Prostate Biopsy
- GreenLight Photo Vaporization of the Prostate
Common Diagnoses Treated
- Kidney Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Kidney Stones
- Elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
- Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, written boards- pass 2019
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN 2014
Graduate School: MBA, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN, 2014
2014-2019 Urological Surgery Residency, Sparrow Hospital, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
2019-2020 Endourology/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
American Urologic Association
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Areas of Research Interest
Patient safety and Quality improvement
Wahba B.M., Chow A.K., Du K., Sands K.G., Paradis A., Vetter J., Venkatesh R.J., Kim E.H., Bhayani S.B., Figenshau R.S. Positive Surgical Margins after Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Predict Long-term Oncologic Outcomes for Clinically Localized Renal Masses. J Endourol. 2020 Dec 2. doi: 10.1089/end.2020.0707. PMID: 33267669.
Chow AK, Wong R, Monda S, Bhatt R, Sands KG, Vetter J, Badhiwala N, Declue A, Kim EH, Sivaraman A, Venkatesh RJ, Figenshau RS, Du K. Ex Vivo Porcine Model for Robotic Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Simulation at a High Volume Tertiary Center: Resident Perception and Validation Assessment Using the Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotic Skills (GEARS) Tool. J Endourol. 2020 Dec 1. doi: 10.1089/end.2020.0590. PMID: 33261512.
Chow A.K., Ogawa S., Siegel C., Sands K.G., Vetter J., Desai A., Venkatesh R.J. Evaluation of peri-renal anatomic landmarks on computed tomography to reduce the risk of thoracic complications during supracostal percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Endourol. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1089/end.2020.0551. PMID: 32948104.
Sands, K.G., Gamble, L., Rizer, M. (2016). Inferior vena cava and bilateral renal vein agenesis: A rare finding in a young adult male. Consultant. January 2017;57(7):441-443.
Sands, K.G., Jansen, R., Zaslau, S., & Greenwald, D. (2015). Review article: the safety of therapeutic drugs in male inflammatory bowel disease patients wishing to conceive. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. March 2015. 41(9), 821-834. doi:10.1111/apt.13142. PMID: 25752753.
Patients Seen At
Christian Hospital Northeast
11155 Dunn Road
Medical Office Building 1
St. Louis, MO 63136
Center for Advanced Medicine
To request an appointment with Dr. Sands, please call (314) 362-8200.