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…


June 30, 2020

Congratulating the 2020 Graduating UW Urology Chief Residents and Fellows

The department of Urology would like to congratulate our departing Chief Residents and Fellows for AY 2020-2021: Chief Residents – Tony Chen, Jessica Dai and Chino Okoro Fellows – Akash Kapadia (Andrology), Ian Metzler (Endourology), Yaw Nyame (Urologic Oncology), Alexander Skokan (Genitourinary Reconstruction (GURS), and Katie Canalichio (Pediatric Urology). It is usually customary for faculty…


June 3, 2020

Events in America and Seattle: Open Letter from Hunter Wessells, MD

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The images of unrest and strife in American cities right now is shocking and troubling. I deeply lament the recent deaths of Black men and women occurring across the country, and the injustices being exposed in our society. My heart goes out to all who are suffering right now. The Department of…


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 27, 2020

Groundbreaking Urethral Stricture Study Seeks Improvement in Urinary Flow

UW Medicine’s trauma and reconstructive urologist, Dr. Judith Hagedorn, is making a huge impact for patients who suffer from significant symptoms of stricture. The Department of Urology at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center has a high-volume reconstructive practice and has been a key player in the multi-center trial, Urotronic Robust III, to help alleviate…


This Cutting-Edge Bladder Cancer Research is Changing the Face of Patient Care

Urologist Dr. John Gore at the University of Washington School of Medicine is changing the way clinical trials are viewed in the eyes of patients and researchers, one bladder cancer patient at a time. His work with the Comparison of Intravesical Treatment and Surgery (CISTO) is a first-of-its-kind patient first approach to recurrent bladder cancer treatment options…


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…


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