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Dr. Karl Kemberling

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Specialty: Robotic and Laproscopic surgery, Cyrotherapy, Laproscopy, Vasectomy, Kidney, Ureteral and Bladder Stones, BPH Treatments


Undergrad: Ohio State University
Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
Residency: The Medical University of Ohio

Practice Address

Minnesota Urology
Oakdale Medical Building (North Memorial)
3366 Oakdale Avenue North, Suite #303
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Site of Service


UroLift® System Local Anesthesia Protocol

  • UroLift Anesthesia Protocol: This information is presented in conjunction with Dr. Kemberling. Surgical technique, medication and anesthesia regimens are based on his experience with the UroLift System. Medical practice is solely the responsibility of the treating physician and not the named physicians or NeoTract, Inc.
  • The steps in this protocol are presented in the sequence performed by Dr. Kemberling:
    • Two urojets of lidocaine jelly per urethra
    • 20 cc of 2% Lidocaine in a prostate block, split between the apex and “above the clouds”
    • • No Valium or Xanax unless the patient’s personality dictates the use of those medications
    • Antibiotics: Levaquin or Citroen BID for three days starting the day before.

Group Type

Private Practice

First UroLift System Case Date

November 2016

Program Agenda:


  • Demonstrate the Premier Patient Experience offered by UroLift System treatment in the office setting under local with a TRUS block.

Location & Logistics:

  • Arrive by 5pm on the day before at MSP Minneapolis St Paul Airport
  • Depart day of the program after 2pm from MSP airport
  • If driving, arrive by 7 am on Friday morning

    Attire: Casual business attire or Scrubs

    Lodging if arriving the night before:
  • Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, 7025 Northland Dr. N., Brooklyn Park, MN

    Office Address:
  • Oakdale Medical Building, 3366 Oakdale Ave N., Suite 303, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Evening before case observations 

  • Dinner the evening before is optional and can be arranged and location TBD

Didactic presentation

  • UroLift System as part of the standard of care for BPH
  • Clinical Data: risks and benefits
  • Coding, reimbursement & economics
  • Personal Experience