For Leavenworth resident, Melvin Derritt, having surgery two times in 12
years is plenty! Melvin recently was discharged from Providence Medical
Center after having kidney stone removal surgery by Mirian Boci, M.D., a board-certified urologist.
Melvin’s first visit to Providence, which seems like yesterday he
said, was nearly 12 years ago when he had surgery by Lee Ludwig, MD, a
board-certified surgeon, to remove a dangerous abscess from his abdomen.
In both cases, Melvin, says he credits the Providence physicians, and a
great nursing staff on ensuring a successful recovery. A building maintenance
technician for the Lansing City Government, Melvin leads an active life
and was glad to be returning home so soon. He said with his recent stay,
he had very large kidney stones which caused a tremendous amount of pain.
“I was in so much pain when I came through the ER, and everyone took
good care of me and made sure I knew everything was going to be ok,”
He added, “The physicians and nurses here at Providence are excellent.
I want to tell people that if you ever get sick, I strongly recommend
Melvin’s experience at Providence reinforces the importance of having
access to many comprehensive services under one roof quickly. Services
such as innovative surgery, on site specialists and advanced imaging services
in addition to fast emergency care, all contributed to Melvin’s
positive patient outcome.
“We are filled with utmost delight to hear the latest positive experience
of patients at Providence Medical Center and are humbly grateful to these
kind words about our service,” Dr. Boci commented.
Dr. Boci explained Melvin’s condition by saying, “Melvin came
to us with excruciating flank pain from a very prickly 8mm ureter stone.
In context, adult ureters are only 3 to 4mm side
in diameter. After risks, benefit and alternative profiles were discussed
with him, we expeditiously removed his stone the same day performing a
flexible digital ureteroscopy with state of the art laser Holmium lithotripsy. “
Thanks to a skillful group of people involved, including ED, OR staff and
floor nurses at PMC, Melvin had less than a 23-hour hospital stay after
a minimally invasive procedure, according to Dr. Boci, and was able to
his family and daily activities in no time.
“We will shortly follow up with Melvin as an outpatient in our Kansas
City Urology Care clinic on the Providence Medical Center campus to help
him prevent future stone recurrence,”
Dr. Boci said.
To learn more about urology services at Providence Medical Center, visit