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Dr. Brian Lane

Urology
Grand Rapids, MI
20 years experience male

Locations

Spectrum Health Medical Group - Urologic Oncology

Grand Rapids, MI

Address

145 Michigan St NE, Suite 5100, Grand Rapids, MI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 830am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6162678040

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Spectrum Health Medical Group - Urology

Grand Rapids, MI

About

Bio

Brian R. Lane, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of Minimally-Invasive Surgery at Spectrum Health, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Co-director of Urologic Oncology at the Spectrum Health Cancer Program in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated cum laude from Yale University before completing both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Michigan. He then completed a residency in Urology and fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Lane’s clinical interests include surgical and multidisciplinary management of genitourinary cancers, including kidney, prostate, bladder and testicular cancer. He performs robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, including partial nephrectomy, prostatectomy and cystectomy, as well as open, laparoscopic and laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgery for benign and malignant urologic diseases. His research has focused on characterizing molecular factors involved in angiogenesis and kidney cancer and predicting outcomes in patients with urologic cancer. For his research, he was named an American Urologic Association Foundation Research Scholar, participated in the Clinical Research Scholar’s Program at Case Western Reserve University and was awarded a Crile Research Fellowship from Cleveland Clinic. He has also been the recipient of fellowships from the Medical Scientist Training Program and the Mustard Seed Foundation. He is a former member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Urology and current member of the ACGME Milestones Committee for Urology. He has authored over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, and a book entitled “100 Questions Answers about Kidney Cancer”.

Specialties
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Urology

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
16 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Common problems: Testicular swelling often goes away on its own. If it is very painful, i would see a doctor. Or, if it lasts more than a week, you also would want to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: Most likely related to an infection, which will need antibiotics, but could be something else as well.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: A normal physical exam essentially rules out testis cancer. Other diagnostic tests including labs (afp, bhcg, ldh) and ultrasound.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Unlikely: No age is too old for testicular cancer. It is probably just related to the accident and unlikely to be cancer. However, if it doesn't go away in a fe... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
T1a: If truly 7 mm, it is unlikely that this cancer has spread and is stage t1a. In fact, it is almost as likely that a renal mass this size is not a cance... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, inflammation of the rectum can lead to inflammation of the bladder which is nearby.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Thanks for asking!: No need to hold off afterwards, so long as your pain is under control.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: Go to the nci website to see a full list of trials available across the U.S. There are many more in europe and other countries as well.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Inflammation or infection of the urethra, typically noticed based on pain within the penis during urination.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lane
Urology 20 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Could be 2 different problems, for example dehydration and urinary tract infection (uti). Worth looking into further, as elevated BUN is not typically... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lane is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lane is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for the words. We are movin forward with the salvage treatments an praying all goes well.
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thank you this easy hernia surgery has turned into a big painful mess
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan Medical School, MI
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

AUA Foundation Research Scholar

Affiliations

Spectrum Health
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