News

  1. May 9, 2019

    A novel risk score may help urologists determine which patients with kidney stones require urgent intervention

    Researchers identified four significant predictors of infection to create a novel risk score that may help confirm which patients require urgent decompression via ureteral stent or nephrostomy tube placement.

  2. Apr 23, 2019

    Mayo Clinic offers comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

    Mayo Clinic's unique, multidisciplinary approach to managing sensitive female pelvic floor disorders allows for individualized decision-making and broad access to a multitude of treatment options.

  3. Apr 23, 2019

    Choice of intraoperative irrigation matters for penile implants: Povidone-iodine leads to a ninefold increase in the likelihood of developing an infection

    A switch from use of undiluted povidone-iodine to vancomycin-gentamicin for intraoperative irrigation reduced postoperative prosthesis infections by a factor of nine.

  4. Feb 20, 2019

    Mayo Clinic experience with da Vinci SP single-port robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

    Mayo specialists have performed more than 40 prostatectomies using the da Vinci SP single-port robot-assisted surgical system. They report unique benefits and favorable outcomes.

  5. Feb 19, 2019

    New studies of renal masses may assist in patient counseling

    Study findings expand providers' abilities to better educate patients with small renal masses and provide context for management strategies, enabling more-informed decisions about treatment options.

  6. Feb 19, 2019

    Boyd R. Viers, M.D., specializes in reconstructive genitourinary surgeries

    Dr. Viers specializes in advanced urinary reconstruction for radiation, trauma and iatrogenic urinary tract injury, and management of urinary obstructions including male urethral stricture disease, ureteral stricture an[...]

  7. Feb 19, 2019

    Top-of-the-line treatment for Wilms' tumor

    Mayo Clinic's Fertility Preservation Program, 3D modeling, minimally invasive surgery techniques and proton beam therapy improve survival rates for children with Wilms' tumor.

  8. Dec 22, 2018

    Variation in postoperative opioid prescribing provides motivation for a more standardized approach

    A task force focused on adult patients without a history of chronic opioid use undergoing urologic surgery recommends nonnarcotic pain regimens as first line treatment and maximum recommended quantities of opioids based[...]

  9. Dec 21, 2018

    Minimally invasive focal therapies for prostate cancer

    Focal therapy treats only the area with the most aggressive tumor, while leaving the rest of the prostate and its surrounding structures alone. Available options include cryoablation, focal laser ablation and high-frequ[...]

  10. Dec 21, 2018

    Beating the beast: Mayo Clinic's pediatric urologists and their sarcoma team's mission to cure rhabdomyosarcoma

    Mayo pediatric radiologists construct 3D, color-coded models of the tumor and surrounding structures to assess the best potential therapies for each child and assist the surgical team with preoperative planning and refe[...]

  11. Dec 20, 2018

    Brian J. Linder, M.D., female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist, joins Mayo Clinic Urology

    Brian J. Linder, M.D., a specialist in the management of overactive bladder, including advanced treatment options such as bladder Botox injection, sacral neuromodulation and noninvasive percutaneous tibial nerve stimula[...]