Philosophy of Care
Dr. Low’s philosophy of care is providing patients with comprehensive information on current treatment and prevention strategies for kidney stones. Emphasizing partnering with patients and shared decision making when determining treatment plans for individual patients.
Dr. Low specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with urinary stones. He is an expert in the latest endoscopic and minimally invasive procedures used to treat patients with stones. He provides comprehensive metabolic evaluation and consultation regarding prevention of stone recurrences.
M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington VT 1988
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1983
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1989-1990
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1990-1994
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1994-1995
American Board of Urology, 2007
American Urological Association
Society of Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgeons
Western Section American Urologic Association
Honors and Awards
James L. Goebel Grand Prize Poster Winner ? AUA Western Section, 2003
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1994
Select Recent Publications
Chandresekar T, Monga M, Nguyen M, Low RK. Internet-Based Patient Survey on Urolithiasis Treatment and Patient Satisfaction. J Endourol. 2015 Jun;29(6):725-9.
Loh-Doyle JC, Low RK, Monga M, Nguyen MM. Patient experiences and preferences with ureteral stent removal. J Endourol. 2015 Jan;29(1):35-40.
Wu JN, Craig J, Chamie K, Asplin J, Ali MR, Low RK. Urolithiasis risk factors in the bariatric population undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Jan-Feb;9(1):83-7.
Getty JL, Hamdallah IN, Shamseddeen HN, Wu J, Low RK, Craig J, Ali MR. Changes in Renal Function following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Prospective Study. Obes Surg. 2012 Jul;22(7):1055-9.
Wu JN, Craig J, Chamie K, Asplin J, Ali MR, Low RK. Urolithiasis risk factors in the bariatric population undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2011 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]
Katzberg R., Buonocore M., Low RK., Hu B., Jain K., Castillo M., Troxel S., Nguyen M. MR Determination of Glomerular Filtration Rate in Subjects with Solitary Kidneys in Comparison to Clilnical Standards of Renal Function: Feasibility and Preliminary Report. Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging. 2009;4: 51-65.
Hellenthal N., Thomas S., Low R.K. Rapid Onset Renal Deterioration in an Adult with Silent UPJ Obstruction. Indian Journal of Urology. 2009.
Eandi JA, Hu B, Low RK. Evaluation of the impact and need for use of a safety guidewire during ureteroscopy. J Endourol. 2008;22(8):1653-8.
Eandi JA, Nanigian DK, Smith WH, Low RK. Use of a surgical helmet system to minimize splash injury during percutaneous renal surgery in high-risk patients. J Endourol. 2008;22(12):2655-6.