Executive Director of The USC Institute of Urology (Beverly Hills)
Director of Education of The USC Institute of Urology
Director of Quality Assurance/Improvement of The USC Institute of Urology
Executive Director of The Men's Health Center
An internationally renowned surgeon, researcher, and educator with nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Gerhard J. Fuchs specializes in minimally invasive procedures for treating kidney stones, as well as advanced endoscopic and urologic laparoscopic surgery.
Prior to joining USC, Dr. Fuchs served as the director of the Minimally Invasive Urology Program, Vice Chairman of Department of Surgery, Director for the Urology Residency and Fellowship programs, and the Medallion Chair in Minimally Invasive Urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Fuchs also was a clinical professor of urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, Dr. Fuchs held a number of positions at UCLA, including Chief of Endourology, Stone Disease, and Laparoscopic Surgery.
Dr. Fuchs received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Heidelberg in Germany. There he completed his internship in medicine, surgery and gynecology. He was awarded a doctoral degree by the University of Freiburg Medical School, Germany (the equivalent of a PhD in Europe). Residencies in General Surgery and Urology were completed at Tubingen University Medical School in Stuttgart, Germany. He is Board Certified through both the American and German Boards of Urology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Long-Term Body Mass Index Trends After Living-Donor Nephrectomy. Exp Clin Transplant. 2017 Feb 11. View in: PubMed
Complications of stone disease in the 21st century--can noninvasive and minimally invasive treatment modalities improve the overall renal health of stone formers? J Urol. Complications of stone disease in the 21st century--can noninvasive and minimally invasive treatment modalities improve the overall renal health of stone formers? J Urol. 2014 Nov; 192(5):1322-3. View in: PubMed
Management of stones associated with intrarenal stenosis: infundibular stenosis and caliceal diverticulum. J Endourol. 2013 Dec; 27(12):1546-50. View in: PubMed
Improving flexible ureterorenoscope durability up to 100 procedures. J Endourol. 2012 Oct; 26(10):1329-34. View in: PubMed
A comparison of running suture versus figure-8 sutures as the initial step in achieving hemostasis during laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. J Endourol. 2010 Mar; 24(3):421-4. View in: PubMed
Delayed hematuria secondary to bleeding papilla--potential complication of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. Urology. 2009 May; 73(5):1163. e13-5. View in: PubMed
Video rounding system: a pilot study in patient care. J Endourol. 2008 Jun; 22(6):1179-82. View in: PubMed
Laparoscopic nephrectomy outcomes of elderly patients in the 21st century. J Endourol. 2007 Nov; 21(11):1309-13. View in: PubMed
Simultaneous bilateral retrograde intrarenal surgery for stone disease in patients with significant comorbidities. J Endourol. 2006 Oct; 20(10):761-5. View in: PubMed
Multi-institutional validation study of neural networks to predict duration of stay after laparoscopic radical/simple or partial nephrectomy. J Urol. 2005 Oct; 174(4 Pt 1):1380-4. View in: PubMed
Bladder reconstitution with bone marrow derived stem cells seeded on small intestinal submucosa improves morphological and molecular composition. J Urol. 2005 Jul; 174(1):353-9. View in: PubMed
Laparoscopic skills training using a webcam trainer. J Urol. 2005 Jan; 173(1):180-3. View in: PubMed