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Ralph J. Torrence, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery

Medical School

MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1980

Post Doctoral Education

Urology Residency, Washington University School of Medicine, 1989

Board Certifications

Certified, American Board of Urology

Clinical Interests

General and female urology
Bladder cancer
Endourological management of stone disease
Intravesical treatment of bladder cancer
Nerve-sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy
Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy/partial nephrectomy
Percutaneous nephrostolithotony for staghorn calculi
Endourological management of complicated stone disease

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis VA Medical Center

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Urologic Surgery Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-8200

Selected Publications

Kavoussi, L.R.,  Torrence, R.J. and  Catalona, W.J. Renal oncocytoma with synchronous contralateral renal cell carcinoma.  J. Urol. 134:  1193,  1985.

Torrence, R.J.,  Kavoussi, L.R.,  Catalona, W.J., and Ratliff, T.L. Prognostic factors in patients treated with intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guerin for superficial bladder cancer.  J. Urol. 139:  941, 1988.

Kavoussi, L.R.,  Torrence, R.J.,  Gillen, D.P.,  Hudson, M.A.,  Haaff, E.O., Dresner, S.M., Ratliff, T.L., and Catalona, W.J.  Results of 6 weekly intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin instillations on treatment of superficial bladder tumors. J. Urol.  139:  935,  1988.

Freeman, M.B.,  Andriole, G.A.,  Sicard,  G.A.,  Torrence, R.J., and Anderson, C.B. Transluminal repair of large intrarenal arterviovenous fistulas. J. Urol.  139;  1292-1295, 1988.

Andriole, G.A.,  Kavoussi, L.R..,  Torrence, R.J.,  Lepor, H., and Catalona, W.J. Transrectal ultrasonography in the diagnosis and staging or carcinoma of the Prostate.  J. Urol.  140:  758-760,  1988.