Jefferson University Hospitals

Urology

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Appointments are available for new and existing patients. See below for more information.

Established in 1904, Jefferson's Department of Urology is one of the oldest and among the largest in the United States with internationally recognized experts in all major fields of urology, including:

  • Endourology – Used mostly to treat kidney stones and some tumors, this procedure involves the use of small fiber-optic scopes to view the lining of the urinary tract.
  • Laparoscopy – Surgeons use a fiber-optic instrument that is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to perform minimally invasive procedures in the kidney, ureters, bladder and prostate.  Jefferson urologists were the first in the Delaware Valley to offer minimally invasive laparoscopic radical prostatectomy as a treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Robotically Assisted Laparoscopy – Utilizing the da Vinci® robot, Jefferson urologists are among the best in using robotic surgery to treat conditions of the genitourinary system. 
  • Oncology – Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the urinary tract of men and women such as prostate, kidney and testicular cancers.
  • Male urology – Jefferson is a leader in the use of leading-edge, minimally invasive procedures to treat BPH (also referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy). BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination.
  • Female urology – Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the lower urinary tract in females, such as urinary leakage and overactive bladder.
  • Male factor infertility – Treatment to reverse low sperm count.
  • Pediatric urology – Treatment of urological problems in children.
  • Urinary tract infection – Treatment of bacterial infection of the urethra, bladder, ureters or kidneys.
  • Neurourology – Treatment of urologic conditions that have a neurological origin, such as spinal cord injury.

What to Expect During Your Urology Visit

Our clinical facilities provide not only outstanding patient care but allow for comprehensive training and features high-definition laparoscopy suites, three da Vinci® surgical robots, dedicated endourology suites with digital imaging, an extensive laser and endoscope inventory, cryo and brachytherapy units, two prostate thermotherapy units, the Prostate Diagnostic Center and inpatient and outpatient UDS facilities.

In addition, our urologists work closely with nephrologists, who specialize in the function and disease of the kidneys.

During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

We are still scheduling appointments for new and existing patients; however, we have made several temporary adjustments to how we deliver care to reduce your risk and ensure safety. Adjustments we’ve made include:

  • Video/Telehealth visits
    These visits allow you to use a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) or desktop computer with a camera to speak with your provider through a video connection.
  • Expanded In-person appointments
    We added early-morning and evening appointments for those with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to illness. Additionally, we created appropriate space between chairs in waiting areas and ensure that all patients and care team members have masks and appropriate protection.
  • Increased Safety Measures
    Learn some of the necessary steps we’ve taken to ensure that all of our patients and healthcare providers are safe at all of our locations.

Learn more about initiating a video visit by speaking with your physician’s office or by visiting our telehealth services page.

Urology Research & Education

Visit the Department of Urology at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.


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