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Gerhard Fuchs, MD

TitleProfessor of Clinical Urology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentUrology
AddressNOR 1441 Eastlake Ave
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 865 3700
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    TitleExecutive Director of The USC Institute of Urology (Beverly Hills)

    TitleDirector of Education of The USC Institute of Urology

    TitleDirector of Quality Assurance/Improvement of The USC Institute of Urology

    TitleExecutive Director of The Men's Health Center


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    An internationally renowned surgeon, researcher, and educator with nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Gerhard J. Fuchs specializes in minimally invasive procedures for treating kidney stones, as well as advanced endoscopic and urologic laparoscopic surgery.

    Prior to joining USC, Dr. Fuchs served as the director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Program, Vice Chairman of Department of Surgery, Director for the Urology Residency and Fellowship programs, and the Medallion Chair in Minimally Invasive Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fuchs also was a clinical professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, Dr. Fuchs held a number of positions at UCLA, including Chief of Endourology, Stone Disease, and Laparoscopic Surgery.

    Dr. Fuchs received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Heidelberg in Germany. There he completed his internship in medicine, surgery and gynecology. He was awarded a doctoral degree by the University of Freiburg Medical School, Germany (the equivalent of a PhD in Europe). Residencies in General Surgery and Urology were completed at Tubingen University Medical School in Stuttgart, Germany. He is Board Certified through both the American and German Boards of Urology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


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    1. Dru CJ, Fuchs G. Long-Term Body Mass Index Trends After Living-Donor Nephrectomy. Exp Clin Transplant. 2017 Oct; 15(5):521-526. PMID: 28187700.
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    2. Fuchs G. Complications of stone disease in the 21st century--can noninvasive and minimally invasive treatment modalities improve the overall renal health of stone formers? J Urol. 2014 Nov; 192(5):1322-3. PMID: 25130531.
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    3. Koopman SG, Fuchs G. Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum. J Endourol. 2013 Dec; 27(12):1546-50. PMID: 24251427.
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    4. Defidio L, De Dominicis M, Di Gianfrancesco L, Fuchs G, Patel A. Improving flexible ureterorenoscope durability up to 100 procedures. J Endourol. 2012 Oct; 26(10):1329-34. PMID: 22563938.
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    5. Rosenblatt GS, Fuchs G. A comparison of running suture versus figure-8 sutures as the initial step in achieving hemostasis during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2010 Mar; 24(3):421-4. PMID: 20210651.
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    6. Rosenblatt GS, Chen TY, Ng CS, Fuchs G. Delayed hematuria secondary to bleeding papilla--potential complication of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Urology. 2009 May; 73(5):1163.e13-5. PMID: 18514294.
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    7. Kau EL, Baranda DT, Hain P, Bolton LB, Chen T, Fuchs G, Ng CS. Video rounding system: a pilot study in patient care. J Endourol. 2008 Jun; 22(6):1179-82. PMID: 18484882.
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    8. Lai FC, Kau EL, Ng CS, Fuchs G. Laparoscopic nephrectomy outcomes of elderly patients in the 21st century. J Endourol. 2007 Nov; 21(11):1309-13. PMID: 18042020.
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    9. Chung SY, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs G. Simultaneous bilateral retrograde intrarenal surgery for stone disease in patients with significant comorbidities. J Endourol. 2006 Oct; 20(10):761-5. PMID: 17094751.
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    10. Parekattil SJ, Gill IS, Castle EP, Burgess SV, Walls MM, Thomas R, Kumar U, Purifoy JA, Ng CS, Kang Y, Fuchs G, Weise ES, Winfield HN, Lallas C, Andrews PE. Multi-institutional validation study of neural networks to predict duration of stay after laparoscopic radical/simple or partial nephrectomy. J Urol. 2005 Oct; 174(4 Pt 1):1380-4. PMID: 16145442.
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    11. Chung SY, Krivorov NP, Rausei V, Thomas L, Frantzen M, Landsittel D, Kang YM, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs G. Bladder reconstitution with bone marrow derived stem cells seeded on small intestinal submucosa improves morphological and molecular composition. J Urol. 2005 Jul; 174(1):353-9. PMID: 15947689.
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    12. Chung SY, Landsittel D, Chon CH, Ng CS, Fuchs G. Laparoscopic skills training using a webcam trainer. J Urol. 2005 Jan; 173(1):180-3. PMID: 15592070.
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