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Urology & Urologic Surgery

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The GW Medical Faculty Associates Department of Urology is dedicated to providing expert diagnosis and treatment of urologic conditions.

With a complement of well-trained generalists and subspecialists, we are able to address a broad spectrum of urologic problems. Utilizing the latest minimally invasive as well as traditional techniques, we are able to focus on our mission of superb patient care and education, as we prepare the next generation of Urologists.

As part of an academic medical center, we have a broad range of nonurologic specialists at our disposal with whom collaboration on patient care is an ongoing process. These partnerships allow us to give our patients world class care, close to home.

Services and Conditions We Treat:

  • Male and Sexual Reproductive Health including: Erectile Dysfunction (ED), Peyronie's Disease, Hypogonadism (Low Testosterone), Disorders of Libido, Male Infertility, Sperm Extraction for IVF, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal, Microsurgical Varicocelectomy, Vasectomy and more.
  • Urinary Stones including: shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and metabolic management of recurrent stone disease.
  • General Urology including: benign prostate enlargement, bladder and kidney stones, hematuria, ureteral stricture, elevated PSA, interstitial cystitis, prostatitis, pelvic pain, UTI and more.
  • Renal Transplant including donor nephrectomy.
  • Urologic Prosthetics including: inflatable and rigid penile implants, artificial urinary sphincter, male slings, and testicular implants.
  • LGBTQ Specialized Services including orchiectomy, and genitourinary reconstruction.
  • Urogynecology & Female Pelvic Surgery including: female sexual health, incontinence and voiding problems, interstitial cystitis, stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bowel evacuation issues, fistulas, UTI, pelvic floor disorders, pelvic prolapse and more.
  • Neurourology including: video urodynamics, neurogenic bladder, neuromodulation and botox.
  • Reconstructive Urology including: urethral stricture disease, genitourinary trauma, urinary fistula, soft tissue reconstruction and hypospadias.
  • Urologic Cancers including: prostate, bladder, kidney, penile, testicular, ureteral and adrenal.
  • Transition from Pediatric to Adult Urology. We provide uninterrupted, comprehensive urologic follow-up care to pediatric urology patients who will require further urologic care as adults.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

Our urology specialists use the very latest in treatment options including:

  • Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
    Minimally invasive surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancers and urologic reconstruction
  • MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Prostate Biopsy; Transperineal prostate biopsy
    Allows for more accurate targeting during biopsy procedures.
  • Clinical Trials, Research and Innovation
    Bringing new therapies from bench to bedside.
  • Cryosurgery for Renal & Prostate Cancers.
    Minimally invasive technique which allows us to target very small areas with little blood loss and fewer complications.
  • Minimally Invasive, Cutting-Edge BPH Treatment
    Laser Prostatectomy, Aquablation and Urolift
  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic
    Specialists in Urologic, Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology

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    News & Information
    • GW MFA Urologist Michael Whalen, MD, Talks Prostate Cancer

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    • GW Urologist Dr. Thomas Jarrett Talks Urologic Health

      Close to 15% of men are in poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making June, Men’s Health Month, a fitting time to prioritize care for a population sometimes ...

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    Clinical Trials

    • Primary objective:
      To compare overall survival in metastatic prostate cancer patients who are randomized to standard systemic therapy (SST) plus definitive treatment of the primary tumor versus standard systemic therapy alone.

      Secondary objectives:

      1. To compare overall survival in metastatic prostate cancer patients who received SST plus surgical excision of the primary tumor versus SST alone in the subset who specify the surgical intent stratification factor.
      2. To compare the rate of symptomatic local progression between the treatment arms.
      3. To compare progression-free survival (PFS) between the two treatment arms.
      4. To compare rates of progression-free survival between arms for the subsets of patients with and without metastasis directed therapy (MDT) to oligometastatic sites.

      Inclusion Criteria:

      1. All patients must have a histologically or cytologically proven diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Patients with pure small cell carcinoma* (SCC), sarcomatoid, or squamous cell carcinoma are not eligible. (*morphology must be consistent with SCC; synaptophysin or chromogranin positive by immunohistochemical staining is insufficient to diagnose SCC).
      2. Patients must have an intact prostate. No prior local therapy for prostate adenocarcinoma is allowed (e.g., brachytherapy, high-intensity focused ultrasound [HIFU], cryotherapy, laser ablative therapies). Any prior therapy for benign conditions, such as obstruction, are acceptable (e.g., transurethral resection of the prostate, greenlight laser ablation, microwave ablation).
      3. Patients must have evidence of metastatic disease on technetium bone scan and computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 42 days prior to starting standard systemic therapy. Metastatic disease that is detected by positron emission tomography (PET) scan only (sodium fluoride [NaF], prostate-specific membrane antigen [PSMA], anti-1-amino-3-18F-fluorocyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid [FACBC], carbon [C]11) but not conventional imaging (technetium [Tc]99 bone scan, CT or MRI) or solitary metastases by conventional imaging, must be confirmed histologically or cytologically.
      4. Patients with known brain metastases are not eligible. Brain imaging studies are not required for eligibility if the patient has no neurologic signs or symptoms suggestive of brain metastasis. If brain imaging studies are performed, they must be negative for disease.
      5. Patients must have received no more than 28 weeks of standard systemic therapy (SST). SST is defined as current National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for metastatic prostate cancer.
      6. Patients must not have progressed while on SST.
      7. Patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer may receive metastasis directed therapy to up to four sites of disease prior to randomization.
      8. Patients must have a complete physical examination and medical history within 28 days prior to registration.
      9. Patients must have a PSA documented prior to initiation of SST and within 28 days prior to registration. Any additional PSAs measured while receiving SST should be recorded.
      10. Patients must have a testosterone lab documented within 28 days prior to randomization. Any additional testosterone labs measured while receiving SST should be recorded as well as pretreatment initiation if available.
      11. No other prior malignancy is allowed except for the following: adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, adequately treated stage 0, I or II cancer from which the patient is currently in complete remission, or any other cancer from which the patient has been disease free for three years.
      12. Patients must be offered the opportunity to participate in translational medicine studies and specimen banking for future studies.
      13. Patients who can complete Patient-Reported Outcome instruments in English, Spanish or French, must participate in the quality of life studies.
      14. Patients must be informed of the investigational nature of this study and must sign and give written informed consent in accordance with institutional and federal guidelines.