Bodo Knudsen

Bodo Knudsen, MD

  • Urology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 158 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 72 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a urologist, with a major focus on the management of kidney stones. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we perform more than 500 surgeries a year related to kidney stones.

Research at the Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program ties directly to our clinical program. I explore new treatments for kidney stones including medications and surgical techniques. I also study the use of lasers in the treatment of stones.

My goal is to personalize the health care delivered to each patient. I work with my patients to develop individualized treatment plans. Effective treatment of stones can provide relief of an acutely painful episode and also reduce future stone recurrences. Such treatment can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life.

My wife, Dr. Eunice Oppenheim-Knudsen, is a family practice physician who works at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center’s Upper Arlington Clinic. We both enjoy living in the Columbus area and working at a top tier medical center. We strive to maximize the quality of life for our patients.
  • Director, Comprehensive Kidney Stone Program
  • Fellowship trained in endourology and kidney stone disease; recognized world expert in minimally invasive kidney stone surgery
  • President of the Ohio Urological Society, 2014-2015
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016-2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • German

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Kidney Calculi
  • Ureteral Calculi
  • Urinary Bladder Calculi
  • Urinary Calculi
  • Lithotripsy, Laser
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Nephrostomy, Percutaneous
  • Lithotripsy
  • Urology

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
8/1/1993 - 6/13/1997


Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba,

7/1/1997 - 6/13/2002


St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario,

7/1/2002 - 10/13/2004

Board Certification

American Board of Urology

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

158 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021

    Very good. Not a problem in the world with them. Answered all and every question in a way I understood all of it.

  • Reviewed on Feb 01, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

    Care provider does not fully provide a complete understanding of the problem and what I should expect in the future. I have a great deal of pain urinating, and have had for the last six months. The care provider doesn't have a solution for correcting the issue. I need the care provider to help me understand what's going on and correct the problem.

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

    Highest possible feedback, he did the best job ever!

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    My provider is the best I could possibly have. I will not go to another and rest as confident.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

    Dr. Knudsen (Urology) has been caring for me for many years. He has always been exceptional, compassionate, and made efforts to refer to other specialists when needed. Together with Dr. <span class='highlight hasPHI'>Ganesh</span> Shidham (Nephrology), this is the 1st time I have not required surgery in over 2 years over the last 45 years of Kidney issues. Previously, I had required multiple surgeries a year. Both Dr. Knudsen and Dr. Shidham are exceptional Dr's and people in General.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    He was awesome!

  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2021

    answered all questions, made a plan for future care

  • Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

    Dr K explained everything and answered any of my questions and made me feel confident and like I had a plan to get my kidney stone issue under control.

  • Reviewed on Dec 04, 2020

    always top notch. being a specialist, I had switched from a previous specialist from a different network who was the complete opposite. I hands down am head over heals with the treatment from this provider and his staff

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Knudsen has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Boston Scientific
  • Olympus