Sibley Hospital offers a full spectrum of urology services, provided by a diverse group of fellowship-trained experts who represent every major urological subspecialty. Our urologists range from highly skilled community physicians, who treat a wide range of urologic conditions, to specialists from Johns Hopkins Medicine and George Washington University who are able to perform surgical procedures otherwise only available at top academic medical facilities.
This mix of medical staff allows us to offer the expertise, staff and resources of a university hospital in a comfortable clinic setting.
Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
Sibley boasts some of the most technologically advanced surgical and imaging equipment in Washington, D.C., which allows our surgeons to offer robotic radical prostatectomies. In these minimally invasive procedures, the surgeon controls the state-of-the-art tool to perform surgery through a tiny incision with an otherwise impossible level of precision.
These 90-minute procedures are performed on a short stay observation basis. Typically, patients have very little post-operative discomfort followed by a quick return to function. In select cases, the surgery can even be performed on an outpatient basis.
Minimally invasive procedures tend to have quicker recovery with less pain and scarring than traditional open surgeries. The surgical robot can similarly be used in several other urologic surgeries, including full or partial kidney removal, bladder removal and reconstruction of the renal pelvis.
Complex Kidney Stones
Sibley has extensive experience in treating complex kidney stones. Our urologists use an extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) machine for treatment of small-to-medium kidney stones and some upper ureteral stones.
Sibley is one the few hospitals in the city to offer ESWL, giving our patients the convenience of having access to lithotripsy without having to visit another facility. The procedure takes about an hour and is done under general anesthesia for the patient’s comfort and to minimize kidney movement.
Sibley offers a multitude of procedures and specializes in the treatment of numerous conditions, including:
- Urologic oncology
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder disorders
- Kidney disorders
- Adrenal surgery
- Outpatient surgery, including vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
To locate a urologist, call the Physician Referral Hotline at 1-855-JHM-3939 (1-855-546-3939) or the MFA office at 202-903-0660.