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Gino J. Vricella, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Director, Pediatric Robotic Urology

Medical School

Medical Degree: University of Missouri School of Medicine-Columbia, 2006

Post Doctoral Education

Residency, General Surgery: University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 2008
Residency, Urologic Surgery: University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, 2012
Fellowship, Pediatric Urology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2014

Clinical Interests

Specialty areas
Pediatric urologic surgery
Pediatric general surgery

Areas of clinical interest
Robotic pediatric urology, adult transitional care for urology, spina bifida, neurogenic bladder

Research Interests

Urinary biomarkers for upper urinary tract obstruction, adult transitional care

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Contact Information

St Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place, Suite A, Second Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6034
Fax:   314-454-2876

Selected Publications

Vricella GJ, Campigotto MJ, Coplen DE, Traxel EJ, Austin PF. Long-term efficacy and durability of botulinum-A toxin for refractory dysfunctional voiding in children. J Urol. 2014;191:1586-91.

Vricella GJ, Coplen DE, Austin PF, White FV. Granulomatous lymphangitis. J Urol 2013 Sep;190(3):1052-3.

Vricella GJ, Finelli A, Alibhai S, Ponsky LE, Abouassaly R. The True Risk of Blood Transfusion After Nephrectomy for Renal Masses: A Population-Based Study. BJU Int. 2013; Jan 31.

Maurice MJ, Vricella GJ, MacLennan G, Buehner P, Ponsky LE. Endoscopic Snare Resection of Bladder Tumors: Evaluation of an alternative technique for bladder tumor resection. J Endourol 2012 Jun; 26(6).

Vricella GJ, Ross JH, Vourganti S, Cherullo EE. Laparoendoscopic single-site nephrectomy: initial clinical experience in children. J Endourol. 2010 Dec;24(12):1957-61.

Chapters

Vricella GJ, Austin PF. Chapter 143: Functional Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract in Children. In: Kavoussi LR, Partin AW, Peters CA. Wein (eds.). Campbell-Walsh Urology. 11th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier-Saunders; 2015 [in press].

Ponsky LE, Vricella GJ. Chapter 5: Prostate Surgery and the Evolution to Minimally Invasive Therapies. In: Ponsky LE, Fuller DB, Meier RM, Ma C (eds.). Robotic Radiosurgery: Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications. New York: Springer-Verlag; 2012

Ponsky LE, Vricella GJ. Chapter 16: Radiosurgery for Renal Tumors. In: Ponsky LE, Fuller DB, Meier RM, Ma C(eds.). Robotic Radiosurgery: Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications. New York: Springer-Verlag; 2012

Vricella GJ, Ponsky LE. Chapter 32: Cancer of the Prostate. In: Matteotti R, Becker JM, Ashley SM, Ashley SW (eds.). Minimally-Invasive Surgical Oncology—State of the art cancer management. New York: Springer-Verlag; 2011