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Dr. Alana Desai on the BackTable OBGYN Podcast

Dr. Alana Desai


Dr. Alana Desai is an associate professor with UW Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Ep 43 Urolithiasis in Pregnancy: Balancing Risks & Management with Dr. Alana Desai
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About Dr. Alana Desai

Dr. Alana Desai, MD is a distinguished board-certified urologic surgeon. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2002, and completed her residency and fellowship in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Washington University. She joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Urology.

Dr. Desai has special expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of kidney stone disease. Washington University in St. Louis is one of six institutions in the Urinary Stone Disease Research Network (USDRN) funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases .

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Podcasts Featuring Dr. Alana Desai

Episode #43


In this episode, Dr. Suzette Sutherland and Dr. Alana Desai from the University of Washington discuss the management of urinary tract stones in pregnant patients, considerations for ureteroscopy, and consequences of radiation exposure in the fetus.

Articles Featuring Dr. Alana Desai

Kidney Stones During Pregnancy: Surgical Intervention

Kidney stones during pregnancy pose unique challenges in surgical intervention as several techniques are contraindicated. Learn more about the obstacles associated with urgent decompression and ureteroscopy in pregnant patients.

Kidney Stones During Pregnancy: Imaging & Diagnosis

Pregnancy can complicate kidney stone imaging, diagnosis and treatment. This article provides a contemporary kidney stone imaging protocol for the pregnant patient.

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