News

  1. Sept. 15, 2020

    New research indicates maintenance bacillus Calmette-Guerin is not cost-effective for all patients with intermediate- and high-risk nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer

    New research supports prioritizing bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for induction therapy during shortages and reserving maintenance BCG for patients at the highest risk of progression.

  2. Sept. 15, 2020

    Standardized postoperative opioid prescribing significantly reduces use following urologic surgery

    Prescribing patterns four months after guideline implementation were reduced to a median quantity of 100 OME (roughly 13 5 mg oxycodone tablets) compared with 150 OME before implementation.

  3. Sept. 15, 2020

    Integrating telemedicine into the Mayo Clinic Urology practice to expand options for patients

    The COVID-19 pandemic provided opportunities to explore telemedicine consults with adult and pediatric urology patients.

  4. Feb. 22, 2020

    Percutaneous biopsy of suspicious upper tract lesions a safe diagnostic strategy

    A retrospective review of patients who received percutaneous image-guided core-needle biopsy for diagnosis of upper tact urothelial carcinoma supports that the process is safe and well tolerated by those patients.

  5. Feb. 22, 2020

    Mayo Clinic's approach to Peyronie's disease: Nonsurgical interventions

    Mayo specialists consider three key points when determining optimal treatments for patients with Peyronie's disease: baseline erectile function, duration of symptoms and level of invasiveness the patient will consider.

  6. Feb. 22, 2020

    Optimal sequencing of commonly used medications for treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

    Research supports the use of docetaxel before enzalutamide or abiraterone as the primary first line therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

  7. Dec. 10, 2019

    Scientists find autoimmune disease related to testicular cancer

    Scientists urge screening for paraneoplastic encephalitis autoimmune disease in patients with testicular cancer: Mayo Clinic Forefront cancer magazine.

  8. Nov. 05, 2019

    Pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma: Research and new treatment options

    A new trial of adjuvant surgical treatment with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) specifically addresses pediatric patients with relapsed intra-abdominal and pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma.

  9. Nov. 05, 2019

    Adjuvant radiation for patients with positive margins after prostatectomy decreases local recurrence; no difference in overall survival

    Research indicates adjuvant radiation for patients with positive surgical margins after prostatectomy decreases local recurrence with no difference in overall survival.

  10. Nov. 05, 2019

    Ultrasound-guided transperineal prostate biopsy

    Mayo Clinic specialists perform transperineal biopsy, which helps to accurately diagnose prostate cancer in patients with lesions or past complications and limits the infectious complications associated with transrectal[...]

  11. Aug. 27, 2019

    Artificial urinary sphincter placement: Innovations and practices

    Mayo Clinic's minimal-touch protocol for artificial urinary sphincter placement minimizes perineal and abdominal skin exposure to decrease the rate of device infection.

  12. Aug. 27, 2019

    Idiopathic chronic scrotal content pain: Q and A with Matt Ziegelmann, M.D.

    There are no standardized guidelines for evaluation and management of chronic scrotal content pain, but a consistent algorithm for evaluation and management can improve patients' quality of life.

  13. Aug. 27, 2019

    New analysis shows radical prostatectomy to be cost-effective management of prostate cancer

    A cost-effectiveness study indicates that the ProtecT trial actually supports the upfront treatment of more-aggressive prostate cancers and the surveillance of less aggressive prostate cancers.

  14. July 15, 2019

    Study shows advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ???-- One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a study led by Mayo C[...]

  15. June 21, 2019

    Pushing the envelope of robotic urologic surgery in children

    A single-port robotic system offers a safe, efficacious approach for minimally invasive surgeries, including pyeloplasty and appendicovesicostomy, in pediatric patients.

  16. June 21, 2019

    Redefining the male urethral stricture treatment paradigm

    With Mayo Clinic's outpatient same-day ambulatory surgery approach, 95% of men treated for urethral stricture disease report a high level of patient satisfaction, with no difference in reconstructive outcomes.

  17. June 21, 2019

    New data indicate percutaneous ablation may be an appropriate option for certain patients with renal masses

    A review of patients treated with partial nephrectomy, percutaneous radiofrequency ablation or percutaneous cryoablation for small renal masses found no clinical or statistical difference in five-year outcomes.

  18. May 09, 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.

  19. April 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.

  20. April 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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[...]

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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[...]

  26. 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[...]

  27. 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[...]

  28. 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[...]