Dr. Amy Krambeck delivers expert and compassionate care to all her patients. With a vast experience that includes thousands of successful kidney stone and HoLEP surgeries, Dr. Krambeck has been a beacon of hope for individuals who previously had limited options. Many patients have experienced significant improvement after consulting with Dr. Krambeck.
Areas of Expertise
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
Urinary Stone Disease
Care Tailored to You
"Dr. Krambeck is a world-class surgeon and she has a wonderful bedside manner. She is like an angel and we are so happy with the results of our HoLEP surgery"
Will my insurance cover my visit or Surgery?You should call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Krambeck. If you are located out of state, Dr. Krambeck can schedule the visit virtually and you can get your lab work done locally with your local physician. Most insurances will cover this initial consultation without any trouble. If Dr. Krambeck determines that HoLEP is appropriate for you, there is usually a wait time of 1-2 months prior to surgery. The Northwestern finance office will ensure that your insurance will provide some level of coverage for your surgery. Most patients have no issues with coverage of HoLEP as it is a necessary surgery and has excellent long-term outcomes.
Do you offer financing options?There are financing options available through Northwestern Medicine.
I am coming in from out of town, how should I plan my travel?Even if you are discharged the same-day (which is the case in about 85% of HoLEPs), you should plan to fly home about 2-3 days after the surgery just in case any complications occur, we can deal with it while you are still local
Will my surgery get cancelled because of COVID?As of 1/4/22, Dr. Krambeck is still performing HoLEP surgeries.
What is the hospital COVID testing policy?You must have a negative nasopharyngeal PCR COVID test 48-72 hours prior to your planned surgery date. If you are coming in from out of town, the easiest thing to do is to notify Dr. krambeck's team who can order you a COVID test through Northwestern and you can get the PCR test completed 1-2 days prior to surgery.
What other tests might Dr. Krambeck need?If you are having a consultation with Dr. Krambeck for the first time, having up to date labs (complete blood count, basic metabolic panel), urine culture or urinalysis within 2 months, PSA level, any prior prostate biopsy results, or recent CT/MRI or ultrasound of prostate for prostate sizing will be helpful. Having all of these items completed is not required to have a consultation or to be a candidate for HoLEP.
Stay in the Know
Explore a wealth of valuable information at your fingertips by delving into the comprehensive patient educational materials. Designed to empower patients with knowledge, these resources cover a spectrum of urological topics, including insights into complex kidney stones and enlarged prostates. Whether you seek to enhance your understanding of specific conditions, treatment options, or preventive measures, Dr. Krambeck's patient education materials provide a reliable source for well-informed decision-making and proactive healthcare management. Dive into a repository of expertise and enrich your health journey through accessible and enlightening resources on Dr. Krambeck's website.