Department of Urology
The Department of Urology at 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. Our department includes specialists in adult urology, pediatric urology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, urologic trauma and reconstruction, 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 laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is available. The department also offers special expertise in complex urological problems, such as treatment for voiding dysfunction with a neurological condition, such as stroke, spina bifida or spinal cord injury; urinary and penile prosthesis; and extra-corporeal lithotripsy, a noninvasive treatment for kidney stone disease.
Our specialties include:
The department is 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.