Robert Figenshau, MD

R. Sherburne Figenshau, MD

Specializes In
  • Urology
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Minimally invasive urologic surgery, robotic urologic surgery, treatment for kidney cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, treatment for prostate cancer, robotic prostatectomy, treatment for testicular cancer, laparoscopic urologic surgery, laparoscopic adrenal surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, robotic ureteral surgery, open kidney surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Progress West Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • VA Medical Center - St. Louis



Board Certifications

  • Urology

Academic Title(s)

The Taylor Family and Ralph V. Clayman, M.D., Chair in Minimally Invasive Urology
Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery

Research Interests

Dr. Figenshau’s research has focused on minimally invasive partial nephrectomy. He has developed surgical techniques that reduce the time the blood supply to the kidney is cut off, which has helped to improve patient outcomes.

Publications & Research

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1993 Urologic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri


1989 General Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Medical School

1987 University Of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


1981 Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota