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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
The Ohio State University (1999)
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Patients' Choice Award (2014 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014 - 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
American College of Surgeons
American Board of Urology
American Urological Association

Affiliations ?

Dr. Veys is affiliated with 6 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Murray Medical Center
    PO Box 1406, Chatsworth, GA 30705
    Top 25%
  • Hamilton Medical Center
    1200 Memorial Dr, Dalton, GA 30720
    Top 25%
  • Gordon Hospital
    5100 Red Bud Rd NE, Calhoun, GA 30701
    Top 50%
  • Park Ridge Hospital
    1 Park Ridge Dr, Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital
  • Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hospital
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Veys has contributed to 5 publications.
    Title Prognostic Significance of Clinicopathologic and Deoxyribonucleic Acid Flow Cytometric Variables in Non-metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in the Modern Era.
    Date December 2005
    Journal Urologic Oncology

    OBJECTIVE: The prognostic value of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) ploidy in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is not well-defined among modern surgical nephrectomy series. We sought to determine which variables correlated with overall survival and recurrence-free survival in the modern era. METHODS: We reviewed all patients from 1992 to 2000, who prospectively had DNA ploidy analysis of their primary tumor determined at the time of nephrectomy for nonmetastatic RCC. Variables examined included age, gender, ethnicity, presentation (incidental vs. symptomatic), preoperative laboratory studies, American Society for Anesthesiology class, tumor size, tumor-nodes-metastasis stage, histology, Fuhrman grade, and diploid versus nondiploid tumor. Statistical analyses of overall survival and recurrence-free survival were performed using the Kaplan-Meier method, log-rank test, and Cox regression model using commercially available software. RESULTS: Sixty men and 41 women, median age 61 years (range, 23-85), were included. Pathologic stage included T1 (54 patients), T2 (14), and T3 (33). Eighty-four patients had conventional RCC. A total of 58 patients had well-differentiated (Fuhrman Grade 1 [12] or Grade 2 [46]), 28 had moderately differentiated (Grade 3), 12 had poorly differentiated tumors (Grade 4), and 3 were not specified. There were 52 patients who had diploid tumors, and 49 had aneuploid tumors. Median follow-up was 39 months (range, 0-109). Actuarial 5-year overall survival was 70%, and 5-year recurrence-free survival was 76%. Diploid tumors were significantly associated with better recurrence-free survival (P = 0.02) but not overall survival (P = 0.17). On multivariate analysis, the American Society for Anesthesiology class (P = 0.01), abnormal preoperative platelet count (P = 0.03), and tumor differentiation (P = 0.01) were independent predictors of overall survival, whereas only tumor differentiation (P = 0.05) was an independent predictor of recurrence-free survival. CONCLUSIONS: In the modern era, DNA ploidy is not an independent predictor of either overall survival or recurrence-free survival in patients with nonmetastatic RCC. The most important predictor of recurrence-free survival is tumor differentiation.

    Title Subcapsular Urinoma: an Unusual Form of Page Kidney in a High School Wrestler.
    Date August 2002
    Journal The Journal of Urology
    Title Prostate Abscess Following Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-guerin Treatment.
    Date January 2002
    Journal The Journal of Urology
    Title Reversible and Irreversible Non-internalized Ldl and Methyl Ldl Accumulation by Human Fibroblasts.
    Date September 2001
    Journal Atherosclerosis

    In previous in vivo animal studies, we showed that low density lipoprotein (LDL) accumulated irreversibly at the edges of healing arterial lesions rather than being internalized and degraded. To see if similar LDL accumulation occurs in vitro, fibroblasts from normal and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemic (FH) subjects were incubated at 37 degrees C with 125I-LDL and 125I-methyl LDL; the latter is not recognized by any known LDL receptor. Normal fibroblast accumulation of LDL and methyl LDL (5 microg/ml) plateaued within 1 h at 200 and 100 ng/mg, respectively. With FH cells, both LDL and methyl LDL accumulation plateaued at 100 ng/mg. Lipoprotein accumulation by both cell types rose steeply at concentrations up to 15-25 microg/ml, and less so at higher concentrations. Except for degradation of LDL by normal cells, degradation was minimal, which indicated that much of the lipoprotein accumulation was unaccompanied by internalization. The accumulation of both lipoproteins by both cell types was greater at 37 degrees C than at 4 degrees C, and was inhibited between 43 and 75% by homologous unlabeled lipoprotein. To see if any accumulation was irreversible, cells were incubated with radiolabeled lipoproteins for 3 h (pulse), then with homologous unlabeled lipoproteins for up to 20 h (chase). About 50% of intact radiolabeled lipoprotein rapidly dissociated from cells into the medium in the first 4 h of the chase period. In contrast, between 4 and 20 h, most of the remaining intact LDL and methyl LDL appeared to be irreversibly bound, because it was released at a rate of only 0-1%/h. Thus, we conclude that, under the conditions studied, both reversible and irreversible non-internalized LDL binding play a major role in LDL accumulation by cultured cells.

    Title 54-year-old Woman with Clitoromegaly.
    Journal Reviews in Urology

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