WVU Medicine provides treatment across the entire spectrum of urologic diseases for adult and pediatric patients. Established in 1973, the urology department provides surgical expertise and excellence in patient care, so that no patient should have to leave the state of West Virginia to receive the highest quality urologic care.
For four consecutive years, our adult urology program, now ranked 40th in the nation, has been recognized among the best programs in the country by US News & World Report. Our pediatric urology program, ranked 37th in the nation, is the only pediatric urology practice in the state offering robotic-assisted surgery provided by fellowship-trained physicians.
Our urologists embrace a team approach, collaborating with experts across all specialties to provide the best outcome for each patient. We work with local physicians to allow patients to transition their care closer to home and utilize telemedicine visits, when appropriate, to reduce the need for patients to travel.
Conditions We Treat
WVU Medicine Urology providers are nationally and internationally recognized experts in a variety of urologic specialties, including:
- Benign prostate enlargement
- Male sexual dysfunction
- Pediatric urologic diseases
- Urinary stone disease
- Urologic cancers
- Voiding dysfunction and female urology
Treatments and Services
With WVU Medicine Urology, you will receive individualized, comprehensive care for urologic diseases and conditions. Our urologists have compassion and integrity and are committed to doing what is medically best for you and your family. We will spend time with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a treatment plan to fit your needs.
Whenever possible, we treat patients using minimally invasive, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures with fewer and smaller incisions, less pain, and a faster recovery.
WVU Medicine Urology offers specialty services in many areas, including:
Andrology, impotence, and infertility
We offer fertility preservation and restoration, penile reconstruction, and both invasive and noninvasive therapies for erectile dysfunction.
Endourology and stone disease
Our urologists provide minimally invasive and noninvasive management of kidney stones and other urinary tract stones.
Men’s health conditions
We treat a wide range of conditions affecting men’s health, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and prostate cancer screening and prevention. WVU Medicine Urology offers GreenLight™ laser therapy treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Neuro-urology and reconstructive urology
Our urologists care for people who have neurologic conditions affecting the urinary system. We also offer reconstruction for people who have experienced trauma or injury of the urinary tract.
WVU Medicine Children’s pediatric urologists expertly treat a variety of conditions in children, including voiding dysfunction, reconstruction of the urinary tract, urologic cancers, and correction of birth defects (congenital anomalies) of the urinary tract.
Robotic and minimally invasive treatment
WVU Medicine urologists perform more than 400 minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedures each year. Guided by a surgeon’s hands, the robotic arms of the da Vinci Surgical System® allow our providers to perform major surgery through tiny incisions with pinpoint accuracy. Fewer and smaller incisions are used, and patients experience less pain and a faster recovery.
Procedures we perform with robotic-assisted surgery include:
- Bladder diverticulum (a pouch that forms in the bladder wall)
- Enlarged prostate
- Ureteral reimplantation (reconnects a ureter tube to the bladder)
- Urinary tract reconstruction for severe bladder dysfunction
- Urologic cancers (including adrenal glands, bladder, kidney, and prostate)
We treat a range of urologic cancers including kidney, bladder, prostate, testicular, penile, ureteral and renal pelvic, retroperitoneal and pelvic sarcomas, Wilms’ tumors, and pediatric sarcomas.
Women’s health conditions
Our urologists have experience in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, such as restoring urinary continence, correcting pelvic organ prolapse, and treating other conditions that affect a woman’s urinary tract and pelvic organs.