Department of Urology

Urology at UVA stands for excellence in urologic care of patients, teaching and research. These fundamental pillars of excellence are achieved by providing the community with the resources to achieve their potential. Each resident performs surgical procedures and receives extensive teaching in ultrasound, urodynamics and other state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.


Blue Light Fluorescent Cystoscopy for Detection of Bladder Cancer

UVA Urology is proud to be the only practice in the entire state of Virginia where patients can have blue light fluorescent cystoscopy for detection of bladder cancer. Blue Light Fluorescent Cystoscopy improves detection of cancerous tumors and allows for better disease management.

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Fertilization Discovery Reveals New Role for the Egg

An unexpected discovery about fertilization from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals new insights on how sperm and egg fuse and could have major implications for couples battling infertility – and may lead to a future male contraceptive. “The infertility experts here at UVA are very excited about this,” UVA Urology PhD Jeffrey J. Lysiak said. “This tells us a lot about fundamental biology, but we think it could also have important clinical applications.”
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Now accepting applications for our Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

The Faculty of the Department of Urology is pleased to announce a training program for nurse practitioners. This one year fellowship training was designed by an interdisciplinary team of urologists and nurse practitioners within the Department of Urology; Fellows begin the program July 1 and end the program June 30.
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New Clinical Trial for Erectile Dysfunction

It is estimated that about 1 in 10 men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Ryan Smith, MD, UVA urologist, is leading a clinical trial to test low-intensity shockwave therapy as a potential treatment for ED.
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