Kristofer R. Wagner, MD

Baylor Scott & White Health

Chief, Section of Robotic Surgery


Patient Care Emphasis
Cryotherapy & Prostate Cancer, Image Guided Tumor Ablation, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Cryoablation, Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, Metabolic Evaluation for Stone Prevention, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL), Prostate Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic/Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty, Robotic/Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy - daVinci Prostatectomy, Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL), UPJ Obstruction, Ureteral Reimplantation, Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy, Urothelial Cancer

Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Urology

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    July 31, 2007

  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK, MD, 2000
  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, BS, 1995

  • Specialty Training
  • Endourology, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery Fellowship, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2006-2007
  • Urology Residency, Scott & White Hospital / Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX, 2000-2006

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Surgery

    Publications and Research
  • Sutherland DE, Wagner KR, Compton JB, Rezaei MK, Schwartz AM, Jarrett TW. Bladder cryoablation in a porcine model: evaluation of three surgical approaches and cryolesion predictability. J Endourol. 2009 Mar;23(3):515-8.
  • Wagner KR, Jarrett TW. Secondary ureteropelvic junction obstruction and renal calculus after failed open pyeloplasty: laparoscopic management. J Endourol. 2008 Sep;22(9):1901-3; discussion 1905, 1907.
  • Wagner KR, Schoenberg MP, Bianco FJ Jr, Jarrett TW. Prospective intermediate follow-up of carcinoma in situ involving the distal ureter at cystectomy: is there a role for ureteroscopy? J Endourol. 2008 Jun;22(6):1241-6.
  • Blumenthal KB, Sutherland DE, Wagner KR, Frazier HA, Engel JD. Bladder neck contractures related to the use of Hem-o-lok clips in robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Urology. 2008 Jul;72(1):158-61.
  • Wagner KR, Jarrett TW. What is the prognostic value of the pT3a tumor classification for renal cell carcinoma? Nat Clin Pract Urol. 2007 Oct;4(10):540-1.
  • Engel JD, Sutherland DE, Williams SB, Wagner KR. Changes in penile length after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Endourol. 2011 Jan;25(1):65-9.
  • Wagner KR. A novel reconstructive option for long upper ureter obliteration. Editorial comment. Can J Urol. 2010 Oct;17(5):5396.
  • Ludwig AT, Wagner KR, Lowry PS, Papaconstantinou HT, Lairmore TC. Robot-assisted posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy. J Endourol. 2010 Aug;24(8):1307-14.
  • McCullough AR, Hellstrom WG, Wang R, Lepor H, Wagner KR, Engel JD. Recovery of erectile function after nerve sparing radical prostatectomy and penile rehabilitation with nightly intraurethral alprostadil versus sildenafil citrate. J Urol. 2010 Jun;183(6):2451-6.

  • Awards and Honors
  • "Super Doctor" and "Rising Star", Texas Monthly, 2012-2015
  • Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus, 2008
  • Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Resident Achievement Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2006
  • 2nd Place, Resident Abstract Contest, Texas Urological Society Meeting, 2004

  • Professional Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Urological Association
  • South Central Section of the American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society
  • Texas Urological Society
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Sexual Medicine Society
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

  • Languages Spoken

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