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Michael E. Lipkin, MD
I am focused on the surgical and medical management of kidney stones. I do a large volume of surgeries for kidney stones, however what gives me the most satisfaction in my practice is helping my patients prevent kidney stone recurrence. I work closely with my patients to determine the specific causes for their kidney stones. We review this information and then decide on a preventative plan, which often includes dietary changes and even medications. I find it extremely rewarding to help my patients prevent kidney stones, as many of them are surprised that it is possible to prevent them.
Clinical Focus and Research
- First Health
- Gateway Health Alliance
- Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
- MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
- OneNet PPO
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
- Boston Scientific Corporation
- Lumenis, Inc