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Benjamin Breyer, M.D.

Urologic surgeon

Dr. Benjamin Breyer is a urologic surgeon at UCSF Medical Center who specializes in complex urethral and penile reconstruction and treating urethral stricture disease, male incontinence, male fistula, men's sexual health, lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostate conditions. He is an expert in both minimally invasive and complex open reconstructive surgery.

Breyer's research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, focuses on the epidemiology of sexual dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms, as well as urologic trauma and reconstruction. He has authored or coauthored more than 120 articles and book chapters.


Urology Practice
400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2200
Fax: (415) 353-2641

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center 2009


UCSF, Trauma and Reconstruction

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Bagga HS, Fisher PB, Tasian GE, Blaschko SD, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Sports-related Genitourinary Injuries Presenting to United States Emergency Departments. Urology. 2015 Jan; 85(1):239-45.
  2. Breyer BN, Sarma AV. Hyperglycemia and Insulin Resistance and the Risk of BPH/LUTS: an Update of Recent Literature. Curr Urol Rep. 2014 Dec; 15(12):462.
  3. Gaither TW, Truesdale M, Harris CR, Alwaal A, Shindel AW, Allen IE, Breyer BN. The Influence of Sexual Orientation and Sexual Role on Male Grooming-Related Injuries and Infections. J Sex Med. 2014 Dec 1.
  4. Harris CR, Breyer BN. Editorial comment. Urology. 2014 Dec; 84(6):1509-10.
  5. Sturm RM, Breyer BN, Li CS, Subak LL, Brown JS, Shindel AW. Prevalence of overactive bladder and stress urinary incontinence in women who have sex with women: an internet-based survey. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Nov; 23(11):935-40.
  6. McGeady JB, McAninch JW, Truesdale MD, Blaschko SD, Kenfield S, Breyer BN. Artificial urinary sphincter placement in compromised urethras and survival: a comparison of virgin, radiated and reoperative cases. J Urol. 2014 Dec; 192(6):1756-61.
  7. Morey AF, Brandes S, Dugi DD, Armstrong JH, Breyer BN, Broghammer JA, Erickson BA, Holzbeierlein J, Hudak SJ, Pruitt JH, Reston JT, Santucci RA, Smith TG, Wessells H. Urotrauma: AUA Guideline. J Urol. 2014 Aug; 192(2):327-35.
  8. Tasian GE, Appa AA, Bagga HS, Blaschko S, McCulloch CE, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Bicycle-related genitourinary injuries in the USA from 2002-2010. Inj Prev. 2014 Oct; 20(5):350-3.
  9. Schlomer B, Breyer B, Copp H, Baskin L, DiSandro M. Do adult men with untreated hypospadias have adverse outcomes? A pilot study using a social media advertised survey. J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Aug; 10(4):672-9.
  10. Breyer BN, Phelan S, Hogan PE, Rosen RC, Kitabchi AE, Wing RR, Brown JS. Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Reduces Urinary Incontinence in Overweight/Obese Men with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD Trial. J Urol. 2014 Jul; 192(1):144-9.
  11. Blaschko SD, Breyer BN, McAninch JW. Reoperative urethroplasty. A systematic review. Arch Esp Urol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 67(1):138-41.
  12. Hampson LA, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Male urethral strictures and their management. Nat Rev Urol. 2014 Jan; 11(1):43-50.
  13. Breyer BN, Kenfield SA, Blaschko SD, Erickson BA. The association of lower urinary tract symptoms, depression and suicidal ideation: data from the 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 national health and nutrition examination survey. J Urol. 2014 May; 191(5):1333-9.
  14. Zaid UB, Porten SP, Cinman NM, Sanford TH, Breyer BN. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis presenting with a left flank mass. Case Rep Med. 2013; 2013:362194.
  15. Erickson BA, Lu X, Vaughan-Sarrazin M, Kreder KJ, Breyer BN, Cram P. Initial Treatment of Men With Newly Diagnosed Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in the Veterans Health Administration. Urology. 2014 Feb; 83(2):304-11.
  16. Blaschko SD, Breyer BN. Editorial comment. Urology. 2014 Jan; 83(1):224.
  17. Breyer BN, Cohen BE, Bertenthal D, Rosen RC, Neylan TC, Seal KH. Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in Male Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans: Association With Mental Health Disorders: A Population-based Cohort Study. Urology. 2014 Feb; 83(2):312-9.
  18. Zaid UB, Bagga HS, Reese AC, Breyer BN. Intratesticular abscess in a solitary testicle: the case for testicle sparing management. Case Rep Med. 2013; 2013:184064.
  19. Glass AS, Appa AA, Kenfield SA, Bagga HS, Blaschko SD, McGeady JB, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. Selective angioembolization for traumatic renal injuries: a survey on clinician practice. World J Urol. 2014 Jun; 32(3):821-7.
  20. Breyer BN. Editorial comment. Urology. 2013 Oct; 82(4):942.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.