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.

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

Brown D, Brandes SB. Radiofrequency Ablation of a Recanalized Renal Arteriovenous Malformation. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2005;16:403-406.

Brandes SB, Coburn M, Armenakas N. Diagnosis and management of ureteral injuries: An evidence-based analysis. BJU International. 2004;94:277-289.

Brandes SB, McAninch JW. Renal trauma: A practical guide. Scientific World Journal. 2004;4(S1):31-40.

Borrelli J, Brandes SB. Pelvic fracture evaluation and management for the urologist. AUA Update Series, Lesson 11, 2004.

Bhayani SB, Clayman RV, Sundaram CP, Landman J, Andriole G, Figenshau S, Bullock A, Brandes S, Shalhav A, McDougall E, Kibel AS. Surgical treatment of renal neoplasia: Evolving toward a laparoscopic standard of care. Urology. 2003;62:821-826.

Brandes SB. Urethral stricture: Urethrotomy vs. definitive repair. Urology Times. October: 40-42, 2002.

Brandes SB, Smith JS, Longo WE, Virgo KS, Johnson FE. Renal cell carcinoma in patients with spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2001;24:251-256.

Brandes SB, Borrelli J. Assessment and treatment of pelvic and associated urologic injuries. World Journal of Surgery. 2001;25;1578-1587.

Morey AF, Iverson AJ, Swan A, Harmon WJ, Spore SS, Brandes SB. Bladder rupture after blunt trauma: Guidelines for diagnostic imaging. Journal of Trauma. 2001;51(4):683-686.

Brandes SB, Bevers RF, Abbekerk EM, Boon TA. Re: Cowper's syringocele: Symptoms, classification and treatment of an unappreciated problem. Journal of Urology. 2000;164(5):1666-1668.

Basselli EC, Brandes SB, Luthin GR, Ruggieri MR. The effect of pregnancy and contractile activity on bladder muscarinic receptor subtypes. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 1999;18:511-520.

Brandes SB, McAninch JW. Urban free falls and patterns of renal injury: A 20-year experience with 396 cases. Journal of Trauma 1999;47(4).

Meng MW, Brandes SB. Indications and techniques of renal exploration. World Journal of Urology. 1999;17(2):71-77.

Brandes SB, McAninch JW. Surgical methods of restoring the prepuce-A critical review. BJU International, 83,suppl 1,109-113,1999.

Brandes SB, McAninch JW. Reconstructive surgery of the injured upper urinary tract. Urologic Clinics of North America. 1999;26:183-199.

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.