At The University of Kansas Health System, you will receive exceptional care from the region’s premier urology providers. Our program is nationally recognized, and our highly specialized urologists are unmatched at diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the male reproductive system and the male and female urinary tract. From cancer to incontinence to kidney stones, we deliver individualized care that is unsurpassed in the region in Kansas City.
We are the only hospital and academic medical center in the region offering specialists in every area of urology. Our multispecialty approach to treatment involves integrated care teams for cancer care, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, gender affirmation surgery and more. This means our subspecialty-trained urologic experts work together with other medical and surgical specialty areas, including gynecology, geriatrics and oncology, to ensure you receive the best treatment and latest leading-edge options – even if your case is complex.
Turn to the region’s premier urology providers for care
Patients come to us from throughout the Midwest because of our nationally renowned surgical expertise and innovations. Not only do we provide specialists in every area of urology, but our proficiency in treating urologic conditions runs the gamut. From Retzius sparing robotic prostatectomy to female urologic issues to urologic cancers, we deliver complex care tailored to your particular needs.
We have the only fellowship-trained urologic surgeons in the Kansas City metro using robotics for prostate, bladder and kidney cancer surgery. We have performed more urologic robotic surgeries than any other hospital in Kansas and throughout our region – spanning a distance of more than 500 miles from Kansas City.
Our urologic oncologists treat urinary and genital system cancers as a multidisciplinary team, working together with our urologic-specialized medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to provide the latest and most advanced cancer care.
Nationally recognized urologic cancer care
Working with our National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, 1 of 71 nationwide, we provide comprehensive prostate cancer care and treatment, including proton therapy. Proton therapy is one of the latest advances in prostate cancer treatment. Proton therapy precisely targets prostate tumors and reduces unnecessary radiation dose to the surrounding healthy tissue compared to traditional X-ray or photon radiation.
We also have leading experts in bladder cancer and are the only urologic team in Kansas to offer every type of urinary diversion – a surgical procedure to reroute the normal flow of urine out of the body when urine flow is blocked or needs to bypass a diseased area. We are also the only team in the state using blue light cystoscopy, an important tool that aids in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer. We pinpoint and identify more bladder cancer tumors because we use blue light cystoscopy.
We have specialists in male infertility, microsurgery and men’s sexual health and treat a range of conditions affecting men, including:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Elevated PSA
- Prostate cancer screening and prevention
- Urinary incontinence
Office-based, same-day procedures are available for many conditions including enlarged prostate, incontinence and more.
Our endoscopy specialist performs minimally invasive and noninvasive techniques to manage kidney stones and other urinary tract stones. In addition, we have the region’s only fellowship-trained specialist who performs reconstruction for people who have experienced urinary tract injury or trauma.
We believe patients come first
We start by putting patients first and it shows. Our program ranked No. 39 among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2022-23. Rankings are based on measurable achievements in quality, safety, nursing excellence and more.
Urologic care for women
It’s not only men who have urologic issues – we care for women too. We treat female incontinence, voiding dysfunction and female urologic issues, including bladder and kidney cancers. Our fellowship-trained specialists are also experienced in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, such as urethral stricture disease, an uncommon diagnosis in women, which occurs when scar tissue forms in the urethra and prevents the normal flow of urine.
For some issues, we can provide office-based, nonsurgical therapies such as Botox bladder injections, Botox pelvic floor injections, pelvic health physical therapy referrals and MonaLisa CO2 vaginal laser therapy. For more troublesome conditions, we provide minimally invasive surgical procedures, laparoscopic and robotic technology, robotic sacrocolpopexy, native tissue prolapse repairs with vaginal suspension, placement of mid-urethral and fascial slings for stress incontinence and sacral nerve stimulator implants to treat chronic dysfunction of the urinary, bowel and pelvic floor.
Among the female urologic conditions we treat:
- Pelvic organ prolapse, including uterine prolapse, cystocele, rectocele and enterocele
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Urgency urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Genitourinary syndrome of menopause
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic pain
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Urinary retention
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
In addition, we specialize in urologic diseases of the elderly and provide rapid access for common urgent urologic conditions including cancer, telehealth cancer second opinion, kidney stones and more. Our multispecialty care teams include subspecialized providers in imaging, pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology, among others.
Kidney stone treatment
Kidney stones are one of the most common urologic conditions, with an estimated 10% of the population experiencing this malady. While we routinely perform procedures for complex kidney stone removal, many can be managed in an outpatient setting. For the most common calcium stones less than 5 mm, we provide pain treatment with follow-up care managed in the outpatient setting.
For larger stones, we provide readily available surgical intervention, which may include:
- Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy – fragmenting the stone with shock waves
- Ureteroscopy – looking into the ureter with a small camera to find and remove the stone
- Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy – accessing the kidney through the back to treat the stone
- Ureteral stent – improving drainage of the kidney into the bladder
Advancing treatment through research
Another way we impact our patients’ lives is through our leading-edge research. Our researchers are influencing advances in the prevention, early detection and treatment of urologic disease for men and women – with the overarching goal to develop more innovative approaches to treatment that improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Our foremost objective is that you receive the most advanced and personalized care specific to your needs, so we explore all therapeutic options together with you. This includes conventional treatments and complementary medical therapy, as well as emerging therapies, such as complex microsurgery, advanced laparoscopy with robotics, lasers and nerve stimulation (neuromodulation), and access to clinical trials and promising drug discoveries.
Nationally recognized urologic care in Kansas City
We provide access to nationally recognized specialists in every area of urology – and more. All of our urologic specialties are championed by fellowship-trained physicians, and we are the only hospital in the region with specialists in every area of urology. We provide specialists in:
- Bladder cancer
- Elevated PSA
- General urology
- Impotence/erectile dysfunction
- Incontinence, female/male
- Incontinence, male (from prostatectomy)
- Infertility, male
- Inpatient support
- InterStim therapy
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney cancer involving vena cava kidney stones
- Neurogenic voiding dysfunction
- Prostate cancer
- Prostate enlargement (numerous treatment options available)
- Robotic prostatectomy
- Testicular cancer
- Testicular pain
- Urethral pathology
- Urethral strictures, female/male
- Urologic oncology
- Urology, female
- Urology, geriatric
- UTI, recurrent
- Vasectomy reversal
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Leading research and clinical trials
As part of one of the nation's premier academic medical centers, our care providers are committed to research and scientific discovery through the University of Kansas Medical Center. We can often include our patients in potentially lifesaving clinical trials and treatment options not available anywhere else.