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