Dr. Schatz's research is focused on developing new treatments for men with BPH. He is currently serving as co-investigator on a clinical trial exploring the use of prostatic artery embolization in men suffering from symptoms related to BPH. He has conducted research in the past on treatment effects from permanent prostate brachytherapy and the physiology of laparoscopic surgery.
Dwyer RM. Schatz SM. Bergert ER. Myers RM. Harvey ME. Classic KL. Blanco MC. Frisk CS. Marler RJ. Davis BJ. O'Connor MK. Russell SJ. Morris JC. "A preclinical large animal model of adenovirus-mediated expression of the sodium-iodide symporter for radioiodide imaging and therapy of locally recurrent prostate cancer." Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy. 12(5):835-41, 2005 Nov.
Davis BJ. Wilson TM. Mynderse LA. Schatz SM. Hillman DW. "Analysis of pretreatment factors predictive of urinary morbidity following permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) including cystoscopic findings and uroflowmetry." Radiother Oncol. 2005;75: S28
Solhjem MS. Davis BJ. Schatz SM. Wilson TM. Mynderse LA. Hillman DW. "The effect of neoadjuvant cytoreductive hormonal therapy on prostate volume, prostatic edema, and urinary morbidity after permanent prostate brachytherapy." The Cancer Journal 2004: 10(S1): 33-34.
Schatz SM. Lieber MM. "Update on Oncocytoma." Current Urology Reports. 4(1):30-5, 2003 Feb.
Nguyen NT. Luketich JD. Schatz S. Tran Q. Ho HS. Schauer PR. "Effect of open and laparoscopic surgery on cellular immunity in a swine model." Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. 9(3):176-80, 1999 Jun.
Nguyen NT. Luketich JD. Shurin MR. Schatz S. Tran Q. Ravid J. Schauer PR. Coagulation modifications after laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy in a swine model. Surgical Endoscopy. 12(7):973-8, 1998 Jul.