Wake Forest Baptist’s section on Urology was ranked in 2017 as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report. The department is a major referral center that brings together the best of patient- and family-centered care and research, offering understanding, expertise and the latest in diagnostic techniques and treatments for kidney stones, urologic cancer, incontinence, pelvic pain, congenital abnormalities and men’s health issues.
Our urologists perform minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures for both adults and children. We also have a team that specializes in women’s pelvic health issues, ranging from incontinence and sexual dysfunction to pelvic pain and prolapse.
Wake Forest Baptist urologists are experienced in caring for the most complicated and difficult cases. In many areas, the department’s urologists have helped set national standards for care. Because faculty members are active researchers as well as clinicians, the department is able to offer patients new treatments and technology before they are widely available.
About Your Visit
Urology visits are by appointment only. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are 15 minutes late, we may have to reschedule your appointment.
Your first visit will include a thorough assessment appropriate to your particular situation. It will be helpful if you can bring copies of recent x-rays, laboratory tests and other relevant medical records to this initial meeting.
When you return for a follow-up, you will be scheduled to see the same physician. If your doctor is unavailable for urgent problems, other doctors in our practice have access to your medical records and can provide care as needed.
You may be scheduled for a test during your appointment and a follow-up visit with the doctor on the same day. This may entail a wait between the two appointments.
As a major research and referral center, the urologists at Wake Forest Baptist are experts in the full range of urologic conditions for both men and women including conditions such as:
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Kidney stones
- Urinary incontinence
- Female fecal incontinence
From enlarged prostate to infertility and erectile dysfunction, Wake Forest Baptist urologists are specialists in the complete range of men's urologic health issues including:
- Vasectomy reversal
- Male infertility
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low testosterone
- Enlarged prostate
- Urinary incontinence
A part of Brenner Children’s Hospital, our internationally recognized pediatric urologists are committed to caring for children in a family-friendly environment that reflects a deep understanding of the needs of children.
From the separate waiting room in our Urology Center to special surgical instruments and the expertise of pediatric anesthesiologists – we provide expert care, giving you peace of mind that your child is getting only the best in pediatric urology care.
Our physicians treat common conditions such as hernia, hydrocele, urinary tract infections as well as undescended testicle, hypospadias and hydroephrosis. Our expertise extends to complex issues such as kidney tumor and major reconstructive procedures such as bladder exstrophy repair. Learn more about several of the common pediatric conditions we treat:
- Urinary tract infections
- Diaper rash
- Disorders of sexual differentiation
- Undescended testis
- Bedwetting and potty accidents
- Congenital defects
If your diagnosis is cancer, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that our urologists have additional training in oncology and work as a team with specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology and interventional radiology from Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center - one of only 47 in the nation.
A hallmark of Comprehensive Cancer Centers is research to develop next-generation therapies. Our patients have access to these treatments through our membership in two national cancer study research groups funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, we are one of a few cancer centers in the country with an NCI-funded Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence aimed at preventing the disease and developing novel treatments. Learn more about several of the urologic cancer conditions we treat:
Minimally Invasive Treatments
Our physicians are experts in all treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures that are popular because of the potential for shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times. We are one of a few centers in the country offering robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures for both children and adults. Our minimally invasive surgery team is headed by a world expert who helped establish robotic surgery in the field of urology and traveled the globe initiating urologic robotic surgery programs.