Ramsay Kuo, MD

Ramsay Kuo, MD

Urology Albany, NY

Director, St. Peter's Hospital Kidney Stone Center

Office Address

  • 4 Executive Park Drive
    Albany, NY 12203
    Phone: (518) 489-7494

Ramsay Kuo, MD

Urology Albany, NY

Director, St. Peter's Hospital Kidney Stone Center


  • I am a Urologist in Albany, NY. I specialize in endourology and laparoscopy to perform minimally invasive surgery for kidney stones, kidney tumors, and kidney obstruction. My skills also focus upon laser and other minimally invasive treatments for prostate enlargement. I also have a strong interest in the medical management and prevention of kidney stones.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Urology: General Urology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stone Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Nephrolithiasis; Prostatic Hyperplasia; Ureteroscopy; Laparoscopy; Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy; Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate; Shock Wave Lithotripsy; Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty; Holmium Laser Lithotripsy

Education & Training

  • Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • Boston University School of MedicineBoston University School of Medicine
  • Boston UniversityBoston University
  • Bradley University

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical LicenseNY State Medical LicenseActive through 2014
  • American Board of UrologyUrology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationPrimeSUITE EHR, Greenway Health, LLC, 2012, 2013
    • Best Clinical Paper20th World Congress on Endourology and SWL, 2002
    • Research ScholarAmerican Foundation for Urologic Disease, 2001-2003

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Percutanous nephrolithotomy (PNL): a review of current procedural techniques and developments  Kuo, RL, Urol List, 1/1/2011
    • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for prostates of >125mL  Matlaga BR, Kim SC, Kuo RL, Watkins SL, and Lingeman JE, BJU International, 11/1/2005
    • Prospective, randomized trial comparing shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for lower pole caliceal calculi 1cm or less  Pearle MS, Lingeman JE, Leveilee R, Kuo RL, Preminger GM, Nadler RB, Macaluso J, Monga M, Kumar U, Dushinski J, Albala DM, et al, J Urol, 6/1/2005

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery Chapter: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. 
      Kuo, RL
      Editors: J.A. Smith, Jr., et al.Elsevier
      Edition 3rd,2012
    • Renal Stone Disease: Proceedings of the First International Urolithiasis Research Symposium Chapter: Improvements in intracorporeal lithotripters for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. 
      Kuo, RL
      Editors: A.P. Evan, J.E. Lingeman, and J.C. Williams.American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY
    • Smith's Textbook of Endourology Chapter: Post-operative care following ureteroscopic procedures. 
      Kuo RL
      Editors: A.D. Smith, et al.B.C. Decker, Inc.
      Edition 2nd,2006


    • Urolithiasis III. (Moderator) Ramsay L. Kuo, MD, 28th World Congress of Endourology and SWL, Chicago, IL, 9/3/2010
    • Endourology/Stone Disease Podium. (Moderator) Ramsay L. Kuo, MD, 80th Annual Meeting, North Central Section of the AUA, San Diego, CA, 9/13/2006
    • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: the effect of a minimally invasive treatment modality on serum prostate specific antigen. Dr. Brian Matlaga, Ramsay L. Kuo, MD, AUA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 5/1/2005


    • "Live Surgery-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy." (Moderator) Indianapolis, IN - 10/19/2012
    • "Nephrolithiasis: a treatment overview" Clifton Park, NY - 10/1/2008
    • "Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)-A clinical update" Grapevine, TX - 4/13/2007


    • Radiation Safety. Hubosky SG and Kuo RL, Uroradiology section of the AUA Resident Core Curriculum
    • "Percutaneous access to the kidney." (Video Presentation) Ramsay L. Kuo, MD, Dr. Samuel Kim, AUA Annual Meeting
      San Antonio, TX - 5/1/2005
    • "Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP): A minimally invasive alternative to open simple prostatectomy." (Video Presentation) Ramsay L. Kuo, MD, AUA Annual Meeting
      Chicago, IL - 4/1/2003

    Research History

    • American Foundation for Urologic Disease Scholar2001 - 2003


    • Technology Advisory and Assessment Group, St. Peter's Hospital Member 2010 - Present

    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Empire BCBS HMO
    • Empire BCBS PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • GHI PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • MVP Healthcare HMO
    • MVP Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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