Kenneth G Sands, DO, MBA

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Specialty Areas

  • Urologic Surgery
  • Endourology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Stone Disease
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Common Procedures

  • Robotic Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Pyeloplasty
  • Robotic Buccal Ureteroplasty
  • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate Gland
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Urolift
  • GreenLight Photo Vaporization of the Prostate

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy


Board Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Certified


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

Professional Memberships

Endourological Society

American Urologic Association

American Osteopathic Association

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons


Areas of Research Interest

Cost analyses

Patient safety and Quality improvement

Stone Disease

New technologies


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.


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Christian Hospital

Patients Seen At

Christian Hospital Northeast
11155 Dunn Road
Medical Office Building 1
Suite 202N
St. Louis, MO 63136

Center for Advanced Medicine
Urologic Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place
11th Floor, Suite C
St. Louis, MO 63110


To request an appointment with Dr. Sands, please call (314) 362-8200.