Urology

Department of Urology

Welcome to the Department of Urology. We are proud to offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for a wide range of adult and pediatric urological conditions, such as urinary incontinence, prostate and kidney cancers, kidney stones, male infertility and kidney dysfunction.
Every member of our team is a respected leader in their field of expertise, combining excellent credentials and experience with superb clinical skills and the ability to apply minimally invasive and robotic techniques where appropriate. Our department also is at the forefront of basic scientific and translational research and a primary site for clinical trials that offer new hope for patients.

Highlighted specialty clinical services

  • Prostate cancer treatment, including nerve sparing and robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Caval surgery for renal or kidney cancer
  • Continent urinary diversion
  • Urinary reconstruction for adults and children
  • Male infertility
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Female urology
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy for kidney stones
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic ureteroscopy for kidney stones and other conditions
  • Pediatric urology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Complex urinary incontinence surgery
  • Laparoscopic renal surgeries
  • Minimally invasive treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Research and clinical trials

A strong research component drives the department, and active participation in national clinical trials keeps our physicians informed about the newest treatment combinations. Current research and clinical study areas include:

  • Prostate cancer — Biomolecular markers and mechanisms for prostate cancer, genetic mistakes that give rise to prostate cancer, and new methods for diagnosis and treatment
  • Bladder cancer
  • Pediatric urology — stem cell biology and tissue engineering
  • Effectiveness of antegrade and retrograde percutaneous nephrolithotripsy
  • Kidney stones — Metabolic abnormalities and effective treatment regimens for recurrent stone formations
  • Bladder dysfunctions — Sacral root stimulation for voiding dysfunction and neurogenic bladder
  • Urinary incontinence — Non-operative treatments for stress incontinence
  • Kidney cancer — New laparoscopic techniques for renal surgeries