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Urology: Areas of Expertise and Specialty Centers

bullet Urologic Cancer

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UC San Diego Health urologists provide unmatched treatment for those with cancer of the bladder, kidney, penis, prostate, testes, ureter and urethra. We utilize robot-assisted surgery, cryotherapy, brachytherapy and other minimally invasive, nerve-sparing treatment options.

bullet Kidney Stone Center

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UC San Diego Health Comprehensive Kidney Stone Center has the highest volume of kidney stone surgery in Southern California, using the most modern and minimally invasive techniques available. The Center also has a dedicated comprehensive metabolic program designed to determine the cause of kidney stones and then prevent them.

bullet Male Fertility and Sexual Health Program

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Infertility occurs in men and women at the same rate. However, much of the focus in overcoming infertility is directed at women’s health. UC San Diego Health is dedicated to male reproductive health. In addition, UC San Diego's dedicated andrologist works with men living with sexual dysfunction to provide effective individualized treatment for erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, Peyronie’s disease and to preserve fertility and sexual function in patients with cancer. UC San Diego is also a leader in microsurgical vasectomy reversal.

bullet Genitourinary Reconstructive Urology

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UC San Diego Health’s urologists are leaders in the expert treatment of complicated urinary disorders including urethral stricture, fistulas, trauma and complications following prostate cancer treatment.

bullet Women's Pelvic Medicine Center

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The Women’s Pelvic Medicine Center is the first comprehensive female pelvic medicine center in the region dedicated to treatment of urologic and gynecologic pelvic floor disorders. These conditions include urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse. Our center participates in state-of-the-art clinical trials sponsored by NIH.

bullet Neuro-Urology

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Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation in urological care, our urologists have extensive expertise in caring for individuals who have a neurogenic bladder as a result of congenital malformations (present at birth) or medical conditions such as, spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida.

bullet Minimally Invasive Surgery

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UC San Diego Health is at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical capability in the nation. The MIS team applies groundbreaking techniques and advanced technology to conditions requiring surgical intervention. We get our patients back on their feet faster and with fewer scars.