Vishnuvardhan (Vishnu) Ganesan

Assistant Professor


As a urologist, I dedicate myself to alleviating kidney stones and urinary difficulties for my patients. I did a fellowship at University of Minnesota in management of complex kidney stones and enlarged prostates using advanced techniques like percutaneous renal surgery and laser enucleation of prostate (Holep). But I understand there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Patient education is paramount to me, so I ensure each person fully grasps their treatment options and what surgery entails. On the research front, I'm particularly interested in leveraging technology to advance stone disease management and BPH. My background in engineering fuels my desire to develop novel solutions and optimize existing techniques. 


  • Complex kidney stone disease 

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia 

Education (undergrad, grad school, med school and residencies, as applicable)

Undergrad:  University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering)
Med School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Internship: University of Texas Southwestern - Urology
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern - Urology
Fellowship: University of Minnesota - Endourology

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2015 - AUA, Herbert Brendler Medical Student Fellowship (with Dr. Manoj Monga)

  • 2016 - AUA Best Poster Award

  • 2017 - Gold Humanism Honor Society

  • 2019 - AUA Stone Lab Travel Award

Research Summary 

I'm particularly interested in leveraging technology to advance stone disease management and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplsia


Ganesan, Vishnu, et al. "Accuracy of ultrasonography for renal stone detection and size determination: is it good enough for management decisions?." BJU international 119.3 (2017): 464-469.

Ganesan, Vishnu, et al. "C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate predict systemic inflammatory response syndrome after percutaneous nephrolithotomy." Journal of endourology 31.7 (2017): 638-644.

Ganesan, Vishnu, and Margaret S. Pearle. "Artificial intelligence in stone disease." Current opinion in urology 31.4 (2021): 391-396.

Ganesan, Vishnu, et al. "Single-port robotic-assisted simple prostatectomy is associated with decreased post-operative narcotic use in a propensity score matched analysis." Journal of robotic surgery (2021): 1-6.

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Administrative Contact

LeeAnn Knight