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The department’s physicians are part of a group of more than 500 physicians who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine. The following specialty centers of urologic practice are covered in detail in both the clinical experience of the residents and in the formal curriculum.
There are more than 1400 urologic oncology surgical cases annually and US News and World Report ranked us #9 in the nation for urology in the 2018-2019 rankings.
Our multidisciplinary teams of physicians and staff seek a common goal: to allow patients to take the remarkable possibilities of our specialized care to their fullest potential. Patients receive an all inclusive package of care, resulting with a diagnosis and care plan. Our programmatic approach presents patients with a multi perspective, multifaceted comprehensive treatment program.
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USC has been a recognized center of excellence for the treatment of all stages of bladder cancer for more than 30 years. We take a multidisciplinary approach in treating this complex disease and design specific treatment plans for each patient. Our team uses the latest technology and most innovative procedures. Keck Medicine of USC has become a premier destination for patients seeking major surgery for bladder cancer.
We boast having the largest comprehensive stone therapy program in Southern California. Our team of experts offers extensive experience in endoscopic management of urinary stone disease, upper tract transitional cell carcinoma, benign prostatic hyperplasia and complications of urinary diversions.
USC urologists are leaders in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for kidney cancer. Our surgeons are among the most innovative and experienced in minimally invasive partial and radical nephrectomy surgery. USC surgeons’ aggregate experience with robotic, laparoscopic and percutaneous surgery for all types of kidney cancers now exceeds 3,500 clinical cases.
Our men’s health program provides a full range of treatments for conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, incontinence, urethral stricture disease, prostatitis and pelvic pain and erectile dysfunction. Our physicians have expertise in laser prostatectomy and robotic surgery, among other novel treatments.
Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the USC Institute of Urology comprise one of the largest groups of fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric urologists in the nation. Our pediatric urologists perform more than 2,000 surgeries annually, amongst the leading clinical care volumes in the southwestern United States.
A key aspect of our prostate cancer program is delivering personalized care that is tailored to the individual patient. We offer expertise across the entire range of diagnosis and treatments: image-guided biopsies, active surveillance, targeted focal therapy, robotic radical prostatectomy, cryotherapy, seed implants and external beam radiation. Our urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and associated health care professionals form a multi-disciplinary team to address the needs of the individual patient.
Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
USC pelvic medicine experts provide comprehensive care for patients with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence of any etiology, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis and neurogenic bladder. Owing to the entire range of modalities available at our institute, we are able to evaluate and care for patients from diagnosis to the completion of successful therapy at one location. USC urologists tailor a combination of pharmacologic and surgical therapies to the specific needs and requirements of each individual patient.
Reconstructive Urology and Prosthetics
USC urologists are acknowledged leaders for their expertise and experience in treating complications related to urologic trauma, surgery and radiation, as well as common conditions including urethral strictures and Peyronie’s disease.
The USC Institute of Urology is a leader in the field of testis cancer surgery. Keck Medicine of USC urologists have made great strides in surgical procedures that eliminate the cancer while preserving a man’s ability to function normally. Our experts have pioneered advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of testis cancer and are often referred high-risk cancer patients.
Urology Preventive Medicine
Smarter approaches to prevent cancer and disease before they occur will need to become a vital component in the future of health care. In addition to leading in the surgical treatment of urologic diseases, the USC Institute of Urology is also developing innovative approaches or the prevention of urologic cancers and benign urologic conditions, in order to meet this challenge.