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Loyola is widely recognized as one of the top urology programs nationwide. Loyola's urologists have intense dedication to providing the highest quality care while preserving the individuality, privacy and dignity of each patient. The urology program was ranked 39th in the nation for 2014-2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
The service includes specialists in adult urology, pediatric urology, urogynecology and research scientists. Services include a comprehensive array of general urology, tertiary and subspecialty care for adults and children.
General urological care includes treatment for a wide spectrum of diseases, such as urinary tract infections, evaluation for urologic cancers (including prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, adrenal, etc.), pain or swelling of the scrotum or testicles, kidney stones, urinary incontinence and sexual difficulties. Special expertise in robotic surgery and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is available. The specialists also offer expertise in complex urological problems, such as treatment for voiding dysfunction with a neurological condition (stroke, spina bifida or spinal cord injury); urinary and penile prosthesis; and extra-corporeal lithotripsy, a noninvasive treatment for kidney stone disease.
Patients receive multidisciplinary care for all genito-urinary cancers, including major open surgical and reconstructive procedures, minimally invasive approaches including laparoscopy, robotic surgery and percutaneous cryosurgery; systemic therapies that include access to current and investigational new treatments; and advanced radiation therapeutic approaches including radiation seed implants.
Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Center
The center is a national model for integration of gynecologists and urologists in the care of female incontinence, pelvic prolapse and other pelvic disorders. Loyola is one of the first medical centers in the Chicago area to offer the option of robotic surgery for women's pelvic surgery procedures.
Loyola urologists have special expertise in urologic reconstructive surgery, with an emphasis in urethral reconstructive procedures and the treatment of urologic trauma.
We offer a complete program in pediatric urology, including reconstructive and oncologic services.
Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery
Loyola has the largest endourology practice in the Chicago area and offers minimally invasive treatments that are not performed at most area hospitals. Bladder problems, kidney stones, kidney tumors and even kidney donations are being approached with minimally invasive techniques.
Loyola has had an active kidney transplant program for more than 25 years.
Male Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction
The latest technologies are used to treat male infertility and sexual health, such as vasoepididymostomy for vasectomy reversal after 10 years or more, and microscopic sperm retrieval.
The faculty are involved in health-care research for adrenal cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, female incontinence and pediatric urge incontinence. Urologists also are conducting basic science research in stress urinary incontinence, urinary retention after spinal cord injury, and monitoring of bladder pressure in patients with spinal cord injury or congenital conditions.