Animal Medical Center’s Morning Dose of Medicine: Drs. Allyson Berent and Demetrius Bagley Discuss a Collaborative Approach to Minimally Invasive Management of Urinary Stone Disease in Animals and Humans

September 23, 2016

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Barbara Ross, Ross Public Relations,, 201-236-1771

The Animal Medical Center (AMC) is proud to present Demetrius H. Bagley, MD, the Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professor of Urology and Professor of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, and Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), Staff Doctor and Head of Interventional Endoscopy at AMC, in a discussion about the translational – and reverse translational – approach used for the management of urinary tract stone disease in both humans and animals as part of AMC’s Morning Dose of Medicine breakfast lecture series.

Urinary stone disease is common in cats and dogs and until now, invasive surgery has been the recommended treatment for removing the stones. Interventional endoscopy (IE) is standard care treatment in human medicine. IE involves the use of endoscopic equipment with other contemporary imaging modalities, such as fluoroscopy and/or ultrasound, to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in virtually any part of the body accessed endoscopically, including: urinary tract, gastrointestinal, biliary and respiratory.

Drs. Berent and Bagley pioneered this state-of-the-art minimally invasive management of urinary stone disease in animals, which has revolutionized veterinary medicine.

Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy are well established tools in human medicine. The Animal Medical Center is the first veterinary facility in the country to implement a complete interventional service. AMC’s interventional veterinary specialists refine procedures currently used in human medicine, tailoring the tremendous potential of these techniques to treat serious pet maladies.

About Demetrius H. Bagley, MD
Dr. Bagley is the Nathan Lewis Hatfield Professor of Urology and Professor of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. His major interests and expertise are in urologic endoscopy, laser therapy and the treatment of calculi and endoscopic treatment of tumors of the ureter and renal collecting system. He has been invited to speak internationally on his experience in these fields. Dr. Bagley is a member of the major urologic and endoscopic organizations. He was recently Editor-in-Chief of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, an online journal. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Endourology and a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, Urology and British Journal of Urology International.Dr. Bagley is the author/co-author of eight books on urologic endoscopy and has written over 300 original papers and chapters.

About Animal Medical Center
The Animal Medical Center (AMC) is a not-for-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal health care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, The Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Hospital of the AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education. The AMC staff is comprised of nearly 100 veterinarians who utilize an interdisciplinary team approach combining expertise across 17 specialty areas to care for pets 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit

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