Steven Brandes

Steven B. Brandes, MD

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Director of Urology Residency
  • Director of Reconstructive Urology

Medical School

Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, City University of New York, New York, 1990

Post Doctoral Education

Residency: Surgery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1992

Residency: Urology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1996

Fellowship: Research, Urology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1997

Fellowship: Reconstructive and Traumatic Urology, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1998

Board Certifications


Honors and Awards

Charles B. Manley Faculty Teaching Award
Washington University School of Medicine, Surgery
(Urology), 2007

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Award, “DVT Prophylaxis Program,” 2004

Charles B. Manley Faculty Teaching Award
Washington University School of Medicine, Surgery (Urology), 2003

Charles B. Manley Faculty Teaching Award
Washington University School of Medicine, Surgery (Urology), 2001

Poster Session Award - Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma, 1996

Clinical Interests

Reconstructive surgery of the genitals and urinary tract, urethral stricture surgery, urinary fistula surgery, radiation fistulas, and traumatic urologic injuries. Bladder reconstruction and continent urinary diversion surgery. Urologic cancers (penis, kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, testis and urethra). Laparoscopic ablative surgery. Peyronie's disease, artificial urinary sphincters, penile implants, male urinary incontinence.

For more details: see the Section of Reconstructive Urology.

Research Interests

Ongoing Research Support

Allergan 191622-515  “A double bind, randomized, placebo controlled, parallel group study of two dose levels of Botulinum toxin in patients with urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity”. PI, 2007–present.

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (consultant)
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

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Professional Office Building #1
1040 North Mason Road, Suite 122
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 996-8060

Selected Publications

Johnson MH, Chang A, Brandes SB. The value of digital rectal examination in assessing for pelvic fracture-associated urethral injury: What defines a high-riding or nonpalpable prostate?  J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Nov;75(5):913-5

Yeung LL, Brandes SB. Urethroplasty practice and surveillance patterns: a survey of reconstructive urologists. Urology. 2013 Aug;82(2):471-5

Yeung LL, Brandes SB. Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy as the New Paradigm for the Management of Penile Cancer: Urologic Oncology, November 2012.

Yeung LL, Grewal SG, Lai HH, Bullock AD, Brandes SB. A comparison of chlorhexidine-alcohol versus povidone-iodine for eliminating skin flora before genitourinary prosthetic surgery: a randomized controlled trial. J Urol. 2013 Jan;189(1):136-40.

Palminteri E, Brandes SB, Djordjevic M. Urethral reconstruction in lichen sclerosus.Curr Opin Urol. 2012 Nov;22(6):478-83

Wiegand LR, Brandes SB. The UREThRAL stricture score: A novel method for describing anterior urethral strictures. Can Urol Assoc J. 2012 Aug;6(4):260-4

Ferguson GG, Bullock TL, Anderson RE, Blalock RE, Brandes SB. Minimally Invasive Methods for Bulbar Urethral Strictures: A Survey of Members of the American Urological Association. Urology. 2011 Sep;78(3):701-6

Yeung L, Brandes SB. Dynamic Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy as the New Paradigm for the Management of Penile Cancer.  Urologic Oncologic Seminars 2011, S1078

Ferguson GG, Hunt SR, Brandes SB. Surgical management of enterovesical fistulas due to benign bowel disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Oct;2008(4):569-72.

Lee EW, Shindel AW, Brandes SB. Small intestine submucosa for patch grafting after plaque incision in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. In Braz J Urol 2008. 32(2):191-197

Christensen TL, Brandes SB. Urologic injuries sustained after free falls from hunting tree stands. South Med J. 2008 Apr;101(4):383-7.

Shindel AW, Mann MW, Lev RY, Sengelmann R, Petersen J, Hruza GJ, Brandes SB. Mohs micrographic surgery for penile cancer: management and long-term followup. J Urol. 2007 Nov;178(5):1980-5.

Kizer WS, Armenakas NA, Brandes SB, Cavalcanti AG, Santucci RA, Morey AF. Simplified reconstruction of posterior urethral disruption defects: limited role of supracrural rerouting. J Urol. 2007 Apr;177(4):1378-81; discussion 1381-2.

Bullock TL, Brandes SB. Adult anterior urethral strictures: a national practice patterns survey of board certified urologists in the United States.J Urol. 2007 Feb;177(2):685-90.

Shindel AW, Zhu H, Hovsepian DM, Brandes SB. Ureteric embolization with stainless-steel coils for managing refractory lower urinary tract fistula: a 12-year experience. BJU Int. Oct 9, 2006: 1-5.

Pub Med page for Steven B. Brandes, M.D.


Brandes, SB (editor). Urethral Reconstructive Surgery. First Edition. Springer Press; 2008.

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Editorial Positions

  • International Brazilian Journal of Urology, Urologic Survey Editor, 2005-Present

  • Advances in Urology, Associate Editor, 2007-Present

  • Reviewer of Manuscripts

    • Urology, 1999-Present

    • Journal of Endourology, 2000-Present

    • Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 2002-Present

    • Journal of Trauma, 2002-Present

    • Journal of Urology, 2003-Present

    • BJU International, 2004-Present

    • Surgical Rounds, 2004-Present

    • International Brazilian Journal of Urology, 2005-Present


    Brandes SB, Buckman RF Jr. Retroperitoneal Injuries: Kidney and Ureter. In: Cameron JL (ed.). Current Surgical Therapy. St. Louis: Mosby Press; 2007.

    Brandes SB. Trauma to the Genitourinary Tract. In: Rakel RE and Bope ET (eds.). Conn’s Current Therapy. 57th edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2005.

    Brandes SB, Belani J. Iatrogenic and External Bladder Trauma. In: Wessells H and McAninch JW (eds.). Handbook of Urologic Emergencies. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, Inc. (in press)

    Brandes SB. Iatrogenic Urinary Trauma. In: Carlin BI, Leong FC (eds.). Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery. New York: Marcel Dekker; 2002:381-396.

    Brandes SB, Chantler M, Picus J. Penile Cancer (Urinary Tract Cancer). In: Govindan R, Arquette MA (eds.). The Washington Manual of Oncology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002:393-402.

    Brandes SB. Urethral Stricture Disease. In: Hanno PM, Wein AJ (eds.). Clinical Manual of Urology. 3rd edition. New York: McGraw Hill; 2001.

    Brandes SB, Yu M. Urologic Trauma. In: Hanno PM, Wein AJ (eds.). Clinical Manual of Urology. 3rd edition. New York: McGraw Hill; 2001.

    Brandes SB, McAninch JW. Complications of genitourinary trauma. In: Taneja SS, Smith RB, Erlich RM (eds.). Complications in Urologic Surgery. 3rd edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2001:205-225.

    Brandes SB, McAninch JW: Urological trauma. In: Gerharz EW, Emberton M, O’Brien T (eds.). Classic Papers in Urology. Oxford (UK): Isis Medical; 2000.

    Brandes SB (Editor). Genitourinary Trauma. The Trauma Quarterly, VSP International Science Publ, 13(1), 1996.