The urologists in the Washington University Division of Urology are national leaders in the field of urology. Board-certified or board-eligible urologists in all urologic subspecialties offer a wide range of leading-edge treatment options — both surgical and nonsurgical — for medical conditions of the urogenital tract, including the prostate and testicles in males and the kidneys and bladder in both males and females. There are six convenient office locations.
The division is well-known for its comprehensive program focused on the prevention, early detection and treatment of early- and advanced-stage prostate cancers. This program includes genetic counseling and screening of family members with a history of prostate cancer.
They also are leaders in using minimally invasive surgical techniques, which greatly reduce the need for large incisions and blood loss during surgery; these procedures include the use of laparoscopy, percutaneous renal (kidney) surgery, cystoscopic and ureteroscopic surgery, and lithotripsy for treating a wide range of tumors and other conditions.
These minimally invasive procedures also reduce patient hospital stays, at-home recovery times and missed work days.
Among the medical conditions treated by this practice and treatment options it offers are the following:
Kidney stone disease
Benign prostate disease
Female urinary incontinence
Male sexual dysfunction
Pediatric urologic surgery
Division surgeons are leaders in offering function-preserving surgical techniques that preserve erection among men with prostate cancer, ejaculation among men with testes cancer, and bladder function among all patients with bladder cancer.
These leading-edge treatments have contributed to the division’s consistent ranking by U.S. News & World Report among the top urologic surgery centers in the United States. The world’s first removal of a patient’s kidney through laparoscopic surgery was performed at Washington University School of Medicine in 1990.
We treat many patients from outside the region and outside United States. For North American referrals, physicians may call the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Doctors Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627).
Patients in the Continental United States may refer to Family and Guest Services for assistance with lodging.