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Urology Practice

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The UCSF Urology Practice provides leading-edge care for a range of noncancerous conditions involving the urinary tract or reproductive organs.

Some of our programs and services include:

  • The Urinary Stone Center, the only program in Northern California to offer ultrasound-guided, radiation-free treatment for complex urinary stones, a safer and more effective approach than X-ray-based treatments. We also perform minimally invasive removal of kidney stones.
  • Minimally invasive procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery for ureteral reconstruction and correction of ureteropelvic junction obstruction.
  • Gender-affirming surgical care, including feminizing procedures (vaginoplasty, vulvoplasty, orchiectomy and related revisions) and masculinizing procedures (metoidioplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, and penile or testicular implants).
  • Specialized care for neurogenic bladder (loss of bladder control due to neurological conditions).
  • Surgical repair of the genitals and urinary tract following traumatic injuries, a specialty our surgeons are nationally known for.
  • The Women's Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health, offering robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Procedures are performed by urologists with specialty training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
  • Xiaflex injections to treat Peyronie's disease. Xiaflex is the only nonsurgical treatment for Peyronie's disease approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and we are the only center in Northern California to offer it.
  • Fertility preservation treatments tailored to the individual.

For a full list of UCSF's urology clinics and programs, please visit our main urology webpage.

Alongside our commitment to helping patients achieve excellent outcomes, we're dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions through ongoing research. Our doctors are known internationally for the advances and innovations they have brought to patient care.

Our locations

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Video Home Visits for Dietary Counselling

    24hr urinary sodium, mean change in mmol/24hrs of excreted urinary sodium from baseline over 24 weeks (Three time points will be recorded: baseline, after 12 weeks, after 24 weeks. Outcome will be mean change from baseline. We wil...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Safety and Feasibility Study of Autologous Engineered Urethral Constructs for the Treatment of ...

    Rate of adverse events reported for each patient


    Decorative Caduceus

    Ambulatory Versus Inpatient Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

    Any of: Emergency department visits related to procedure, unplanned provider visits, re-admission related to the procedure, blood transfusion, and need for secondary procedures. Patients with an emergency department or provider vi...


    Decorative Caduceus

    Effect of Group Preoperative Pelvic Floor Training for HoLEP

    Urinary incontinence (present/absent) will be defined according to the guidelines of the International Continence Society as involuntary loss of urine experienced during the bladder storage phase using self-report measures at regu...


    Decorative Caduceus

    UPURS Trial for Patient-centered Management of Symptomatic Obstructing Stones

    Measure on a scale of 1-10, with zero indicating no pain and 10 indicating the worst pain.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Break Wave(TM) Extracorporeal Lithotripter First-in-Human Study

    Stone fragmentation as determined by stone passage or imaging confirmation.


    Decorative Caduceus

    Accuracy of Ultrasound for Detecting Residual Fragments During RIRS

    The diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and fluoroscopy will be measured in conjunction with endoscopic examination for detecting residual fragments during retrograde intrarenal surgery for renal stones treatment by the same endouro...


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • usnews-urology

      Best in Northern California for urology

    • n1-2x

      in NIH funding for urology research

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    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF-Department-of-Urology-Research-2x

      UCSF Department of Urology Research

      The UCSF Department of Urology investigates the causes and treatments of many urological diseases, from kidney stones to prostate cancer, with the goal of translating findings into better outcomes for patients.

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