Department of Urology


August 6, 2020

6th Annual Men’s Health Update

Friday-Saturday August 28 – 29, 2020 Online via Live Webinar Sponsored by UW School of Medicine Department of Urology Office of Continuing Medical Education Target Audience This course is designed for the practicing community of primary care providers and urologists who are seeking an update on important clinical topics in men’s health. The course is…

April 16, 2020

UW Urology Leads COVID-19 Research with Grant Funding Award

The ramifications of COVID-19 on our families, communities and medical staff has been nothing short of extreme and as the virus continues to infect patients across the globe, medical researchers search for novel solutions. In collaboration with Dr. James Chen, Dr. Thomas Lendvay has secured funding from Amazon to study solutions for safely cleaning N95 masks. The…

April 14, 2020

UW Urologist Dr. Rob Sweet Leads Covid-19 Innovative Taskforce

The COVID-19 Pandemic placed unprecedented challenges in the UW Medicine supply chain for medical and protective equipment that threatened to halt the lifesaving work of so many UW Medicine providers and healthcare workers. In response, Dr. Tim Dellit, UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer, charged Dr. Rob Sweet from the Department of Urology, and a UW…

February 13, 2020

Marijuana and (In)Fertility

Marijuana consumption is prevalent among men of reproductive age, and decriminalization in the United States is growing as the medical use of marijuana is legal in 33 states and recreational use is legalized in 10 states, including Washington, with no signs of slowing down. It is estimated that 192 million individuals, comprising 2.5% of the…

UW Researchers Use Burst Wave Lithotripsy to Successfully Treat Kidney Stones in First 10 Humans

University of Washington (UW) researchers in a multi-institutional study funded by the NIH report comminution of the first ten stones in humans by burst wave lithotripsy (BWL)- focused, cyclic ultrasound pulses at pressure amplitudes lower than in shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).After successfully fragmenting a kidney stone in the first patient treated with BWL, researchers kicked off an…

UWMC Leads State in Advanced Wireless Technology for Patients with Incontinence

UW Medical Center Northwest’s own Director of Female Urology, Dr. Suzette Sutherland, is the first provider in the state to bring new Axonics neuromodulation technology to patients.The small, flash drive-sized device has shown highly positive outcomes in clinical studies of patients with urinary incontinence with at least 90% (116/129) patients implanted with the Axonics Sacral Neuromodulation (SNM) System achieving at least a 50% reduction in the number of urgency…

August 3, 2018

Welcome to Professor Li Xin, Ph.D. and his Lab Team

We are pleased to announce the arrival this week of Professor Li Xin, Ph.D., and his lab team, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Xin will sit as the Pritt Chair in translational prostate cancer research. His team currently has several active R-Level NIH grants, which will aid their work with…

March 21, 2018

A Surgeon’s Legacy Advances Surgical Care in India

Author: Anna Altavas March 16, 2018  |  Patient Care, Pediatric SurgeryComments Print this Article A decade ago, the late Seattle Children’s surgeon, Dr. Richard Grady, began traveling to India for a special mission — to provide urgent surgical care to children born with a rare and complex disorder called bladder exstrophy (BE). Grady’s dedication to…

December 5, 2017

Tom Lendvay lectures on pediatric robotic surgery at historic lecture hall in Bologna

Thomas Lendvay, MD, and his Co-Director at Seattle Children’s Robotic Surgery Center, were invited faculty at the international Symposium on Pediatric Robotic Surgery in historic Bologna, Italy.

October 2, 2017

Drs. Jonathan Wright and Kevin Ostrowski to give “Prostate Health 101” Talk Nov. 16 in conjunction with Movember

UW Urologists Jonathan Wright, MD, and Kevin Ostrowski, MD, will give a talk in November, “Prostate Health 101”, geared toward an audience of UW staff, faculty, and students. The talk will address screening, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and post-treatment care.

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