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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Best specializes in the surgical treatment of urologic malignancies and kidney stones. She has advanced training in endourology and minimally-invasive surgery, performs open and laparoscopic surgery including surgery using the daVinci robot. Dr Best's philosophy is to provide maximal quality-of-life to patients by using minimally-invasive approaches to treatment whenever appropriate.

Specialties

Urology

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Urology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Urology
Fellowship

Endourology and Minimally Invasive Urology Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2009-2011


Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2003

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Procedures

Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urologic Disorders
  • Ureteroscopy
Research

Dr. Best's research interests include minimally-invasive surgery, including the use of special cameras to study kidney cancer and the effects of surgery.


PubMed Articles
Prince J Bultman E Hinshaw L Drewry A Blute M Best S Lee FT Jr Ziemlewicz T Lubner M Shi F Nakada SY Abel EJ . Patient and Tumor Characteristics can Predict Non-Diagnostic Renal Mass Biopsy Findings. J Urol. 2014 Dec 10;
[PubMed ID: 25498574]
Moreland AJ Ziemlewicz TJ Best SL Hinshaw JL Lubner MG Alexander ML Brace CL Kitchin DR Hedican SP Nakada SY Lee FT Jr Abel EJ . High-powered microwave ablation of t1a renal cell carcinoma: safety and initial clinical evaluation. J Endourol. 2014 Sep;28(9):1046-52
[PubMed ID: 24846329]
Best SL Sivalingam S Penniston KL Nakada SY . Radiographic and Laboratory Data ("the Megaprofile") Can Accurately Guide Medical Management in the Absence of Stone Analysis. J Endourol. 2014 Aug 20;
[PubMed ID: 25025627]
Tracy CR Best S Bagrodia A Poindexter JR Adams-Huet B Sakhaee K Maalouf N Pak CY Pearle MS . Animal protein and the risk of kidney stones: a comparative metabolic study of animal protein sources. J Urol. 2014 Jul;192(1):137-41
[PubMed ID: 24518789]
Best SL Thapa A Jackson N Olweny E Holzer M Park S Wehner E Zuzak K Cadeddu JA . Renal oxygenation measurement during partial nephrectomy using hyperspectral imaging may predict acute postoperative renal function. J Endourol. 2013 Aug;27(8):1037-40
[PubMed ID: 23544949]
Best SL . Editorial comment. Urology. 2013 Feb;81(2):234; discussion 234-5
[PubMed ID: 23374765]
Best SL Bergs R Scott DJ Fernandez R Mashaud LB Cadeddu JA . Solo surgeon laparo-endoscopic single site nephrectomy facilitated by new generation magnetically anchored and guided systems camera. J Endourol. 2012 Mar;26(3):214-8
[PubMed ID: 22191662]
Best SL Nakada SY . Flexible ureteroscopy is effective for proximal ureteral stones in both obese and nonobese patients: a two-year, single-surgeon experience. Urology. 2011 Jan;77(1):36-9
[PubMed ID: 20947149]
Bandi G Best SL Nakada SY . Current practice patterns in the management of upper urinary tract calculi in the north central United States. J Endourol. 2008 Apr;22(4):631-6
[PubMed ID: 18366318]
Best S Sawers Y Fu VX Almassi N Huang W Jarrard DF . Integrity of prostatic tissue for molecular analysis after robotic-assisted laparoscopic and open prostatectomy. Urology. 2007 Aug;70(2):328-32
[PubMed ID: 17826499]