The principal teaching institutions for Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Urologic Surgery, are: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the St. Louis VA Medical Center-John Cochran Division and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. The combined hospital bed capacity for these institutions is more than 1,400.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked annually as one of the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, is a facility with more than 1,000 licensed beds that houses patients on both the university and private services. Urology’s facilities on the south campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital include three major operating rooms and four inpatient cystoscopy suites, one of which is equipped with a fluoroscope, and a fully equipped endourology suite. In addition, there is a fully equipped urodynamic laboratory within the Division of Urology. The Midwest Stone Institute owns and operates two Dornier extracorporeal shock wave lithotripters housed at the south campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. The urology staff operates both units. There is also a spinal cord injury rehabilitation center on the north campus of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
The 250-bed St. Louis Children’s Hospital, established in 1879, is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. It is also rated one of the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine. Children’s is a major referral center for Missouri, southern Illinois and parts of the greater Midwest. Serving patients and families across a 300-mile service area, the hospital has also seen patients from all 50 states and 56 countries. This affords our pediatric urologists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital the opportunity to apply some of the most technologically advanced procedures and equipment when treating children with routine and complex congenital genitourinary abnormalities. The pediatric urology staff also provides services with a clinic at St. Louis Shriners Hospital.
St. Louis VA Medical Center-John Cochran Division is a 115-bed medical-surgical hospital located in midtown St. Louis just two miles from Washington University Medical Center. The VA Medical Center-John Cochran Division is a referral medical center for other Veterans Administration hospitals and provides a wide range of cases for the Urology Service. Major facilities of the VA Medical Center for the Urology Service include a cystoscopy suite consisting of two rooms equipped for performance of microsurgery and laser surgery. The Jefferson Barracks Division of the VA Medical Center is a separate facility that houses a spinal cord injury service with 30 beds. Full-time faculty members supervise the residents at the VA Medical Center.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is a 113-bed hospital located in suburban St. Louis County. Some faculty members are based primarily at this hospital and other staff members also see patients and perform surgery there.