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Division of Urology

The Division of Urology provides state-of-the-art urologic care to patients throughout West Virginia and its border states. Its primary focus includes urologic oncology, female urology, urinary tract stone disease, and voiding dysfunction. In addition, the division has launched programs in brachytherapy for prostate and kidney cancer, in laparoscopic and robotic urology, and in sacral neuromodulation. WVU urologists are currently performing minimally invasive surgical procedures for benign prostate enlargement. The Division performs approximately 2,000 procedures annually.

Current Research includes:

  • Long term efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation for patients with voiding dysfunction refractory to medical therapies.
  • In vitro studies of novel treatments for bladder and prostate cancer.
  • Evaluation of the degree of female sexual dysfunction in patients with Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Prospective evaluation of robotic urologic surgery for patients with kidney and prostate cancer.

The Division of Urology offers an ACGME-accredited five-year Urology Residency Training Program, as well as clerkships in urology and pediatric urology for third-year medical students. Fourth-year medical student electives in urology include clinical urology, urology research, and neurourology/voiding dysfunction.