Tumor on bivouac
A sneeze and a bump led one soldier from basic training to an impromptu multidisciplinary team at Hopkins. Urologist Mohamad Allaf directed the case, joined by a vascular surgeon and a neurosurgeon for days of complex and carefully choreographed surgeries.
The cancer no man wants to face
Penile cancer is tough to discuss. It’s also aggressive and treatable…if that discussion takes place sooner than later. Read how urologists are working to preserve functionality while saving lives
Managing urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a complex issue. The staff of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Center for Pelvic Health at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are experts at investigating its cause and recommending treatments.
New options for prostatectomy
Thirty years ago, Hopkins' legendary urologist Patrick Walsh pioneered the nerve-sparing prostatectomy. Even today, he continues to refine the procedure.
Closely monitoring biopsied, low-risk prostate cancer discourages overtreatment
Active surveillance may be the best option for those with low-grade prostate cancer. A study of more than 750 men shows that choosing this option over surgery or radiation does not raise risk of death.
Common ground - Hope for prostate cancer
Steve Lucido's battle with prostate cancer began when he lost his father—long before his own diagnosis. At Hopkins, he found more than "the best" surgeon in Ted Schaeffer. Schaeffer trained with Patrick Walsh (founder of the radical nerve-sparing prostatectomy) and heads his own lab to unravel prostate cancer's mysteries.
Understanding prostate health
Men are often reluctant to inquire about prostate health. Sometimes, that reluctance can be fatal. Share this tip sheet with your male patients to help jump-start the conversation.
Prostate cancer options
Urologist Ted Schaeffer explains the many surgical options available to prostate cancer patients, as well as what guides his recommendations when advising them.
A milestone in complex bladder surgery at Hopkins
Cloacal exstrophy and bladder exstrophy are birth defects that carry a dismal, if not life threatening, sentence. Hopkins pediatric urologists have lifted this sentence for more than 1,000 children over the past 40 years.
New help for women with urinary incontinence
A greater spectrum of options means a greater spectrum of patients. Johns Hopkins urologists offer multiple, minimally invasive techniques, allowing them to treat women previously resigned to permanent incontinence.
Cystinuria sentences sufferers to lifelong disruptions: cystine stones. A new clinic offers coordinated treatment and long-term management options—and hope that understanding cystinuria’s genetic foundation can improve the medicines that treat it.
Seniors stymied in wait for kidney transplants
Research shows great benefits in matching older patients with older donors. It also reveals why this practice is not more widespread.
When kidney cancer hits the vena cava
When kidney cancer spreads beyond urological borders, Hopkins urologists respond in kind.
Even mild kidney disease harms a child’s quality of life
Challenging prevailing wisdom, new Hopkins research shows that even milder forms of pediatric kidney disease take a serious physical, mental and emotional toll.
A re-boot for vesicoureteral reflux
Pediatric urologist Ranjiv Mathews joins other experts in seeking a better understanding of VUR and innovative ways to treat it.
Bladder exstrophy central
At Hopkins, the uncommon is common: surgeon John P. Gearhart corrects a rare birth defect 223 times and counting.
An easier kidney donation
Once upon a time, laparoscopy optimized kidney donations—tripling the number of donors. This year, Hopkins surgeon Mohamad Allaf discovered a faster, less invasive technique that may further boost the donor pool.