Layron Long

Director of Robotic /Surgeon

Dr. Long is a board certified urologist who earned a doctorate of medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. He then completed general surgery internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, and a fellowship in Molecular Genetics at the Howard University/Johns Hopkins University in the Washington DC and Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Long trained in urological surgery at TUFTS New England Medical Center in Boston, MA, and completed his senior and chief resident years of training at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. After completing his residency training, Dr. Long completed an Endourological Society Fellowship in robotics, laparoscopy, and endo-urology at the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Urological Association, American Board of Urology, American Association of Clinical Urologist, Society of Endourology, and Society of laparoscopic Surgeons. He is currently the director of urological robotic surgery and the chief of the robotics section at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Long served as a robotic surgery proctor for Intuitive Surgical, and an assistant clinical professor of Surgery.

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In recent decades, we have enhanced our understanding of the pathophysiology and genetics of rare and common causes of kidney stones. With our evolving understanding of the epidemiology, biology, and genetics of nephrolithiasis and the advances in therapeutic technologies, we have made significant progress in patient care. Furthermore, advances in the medical management and surgical technologies have allowed us to embellish the optimal outcomes in the management of complex kidney stone disease.

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