UF Health Urology - Jacksonville

UF Health Urology – Jacksonville provides residents of northeast Florida the resources of an academic medical center and a patient-friendly environment. The faculty of the University of Florida Department of Urology offer a comprehensive range of urological services as well as both a urology residency training program as well as a fellowship in advanced urology.

The department leads the country with one of the world's largest databases that continually follows women who have undergone surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse. The data has been presented nationally and has helped shape health care in the United States. In addition, UF Health Jacksonville's urology services have been ranked as high-performing by U.S. News and World Report.

UF Health Urology's collaborative partnerships with world leaders in urological cancer care — including the National Cancer Institute and UF Health Proton Therapy Institute — provide access to state-of-the-art urological cancer protocols and direct communication for consultations regarding our cases.

In addition to general urology, physicians at UF Health Jacksonville specialize in:

  • Pelvic reconstructive surgery, including female incontinence and vaginal/uterine prolapse repair, male urethral stricture disease, female pelvic complications of prior mesh surgery or traumatic injury of the urinary system. UF Health Jacksonville has one of the nation’s largest patient databases following women who have undergone transvaginal mesh surgery.

  • Bladder and bowel function in patients with traumatic or congenital spinal cord injury. UF Health Jacksonville leads North Florida in the urologic care of traumatic and congenital spinal cord injury and has an active transition program partnered with Nemours Children’s Health for continuity of care as adolescents transition into adulthood.

  • Genitourinary cancers, including bladder, kidney, penile, prostate and testicular cancers. Our approach involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists at the UF Health Cancer Center – Jacksonville dedicated to individualizing cancer care for patients by offering state-of-the-art clinical trials and therapeutic interventions, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, cryotherapy and da Vinci® robotic surgery. In addition, UF Health Urology works closely with the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in providing a comprehensive approach to urological cancers. We also provide targeted MR/ultrasound biopsy using the UroNav Fusion Biopsy System. This technology allows sampling of prostate tissue in a precise manner. UF Health Urology – Jacksonville performs this patient-friendly procedure under short anesthesia, with same day discharge.

  • Urinary stone disease treatment using extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and both antegrade and retrograde endourological surgical techniques to help patients become stone-free with minimal recovery time. In the case of recurrent stone-formers, the urology division works in close collaboration with the Divisions of Nephrology and Endocrinology to evaluate possible treatable causes of stone formation.

  • Andrology, a urologic subspecialty focusing on male factor infertility, erectile dysfunction, and treating low testosterone (hypogonadism). Some of the techniques offered to assist our andrology patients include, reversal of prior vasectomies, microsurgical varicocele repairs, and the insertion of inflatable penile prostheses.