Welcome to the Department of Urology
The Department of Urology is committed to excellence and improving everything we do. From our innovative patient care, to our highest caliber education program, and cutting-edge research, we work together to turn discoveries into reality and improve the lives of our patients.
Departmental News & Highlights
- Prostate magnetic resonance imaging interpretation varies substantially across radiologists
- Preclinical testing of a combination stone basket and ureteral balloon to extract ureteral stones
- The implications of baseline bone-health assessment at initiation of androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer
- The association between varicocoeles and vascular disease: an analysis of U.S. claims data
- Temporal trends in clinical and pathological characteristics for men undergoing radical prostatectomy between 1995 and 2013 at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stanford University Hospital, United States
- Orthotopic urinary diversion for women
- Increased risk of autoimmune disorders in infertile men: analysis of US claims data
- Evaluation of external vibratory stimulation as a treatment for chronic scrotal pain in adult men: A single center open label pilot study
- Comparative rates of upstaging and upgrading in Caucasian and Korean prostate cancer patients eligible for active surveillance
News & Events
Michael Eisenberg and his colleagues found that men who suffer symptoms from varicoceles — a condition affecting an estimated 17 million men living in the U.S. — are more likely to develop vascular and metabolic disease. Their findings were published online Dec. 1 in Andrology. Michael Eisenberg, MD is the senior author. Urology resident Nancy Wang, MD, is the lead author. The research is highlighted here, in articles from Men's Health, Daily Mail, and in a Stanford Medicine press release.
Residency interviews were a success!
Candidates from all over the country traveled to Stanford on 11/17 and 11/28 to interview for a spot in the Urology residency program.
A new study by Kai Dallas and colleagues published online ahead of print in the Journal of Endourology, suggests that greater precipitation, and not just higher temperatures, in a region may place its residents at increase risk of urinary stone disease.
New research by Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology, and urology resident Andrew Sun, suggests that there is a positive correlation between frequency of marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse.The research is highlighted here, in articles from CNN, Forbes, Newsweek, HealthDay News, San Jose Mercury News, The Telegraph (U.K.), Vice, and others, and in a Stanford Medicine press release.
A study by Stanford researchers shows that the use of robot-assisted surgery to remove kidneys isn't always more cost-effective than using traditional laparoscopic methods. Senior author Benjamin Chung, associate professor of urology, is quoted in this article. The research is also highlighted on Science News and in a Stanford Medicine press release.
Baby Wren Margaux Kasman has arrived!
Alex and Jessica Kasman welcomed a daughter, Wren Margaux Kasman, on Monday, October 23rd.
Philip Hanno, clinical professor of urology, is one of the authors of a new book coming out next month titled, Insterstitial Cystitis. All proceeds go to the International Association for the Study of Bladder Pain Syndrome (ESSIC). Click here for details on how to order.
New publication accepted in Urology
Craig Stauffer, Chris Elliott and Tin Ngo's recent publication "Is Neurogenic Bladder A Risk Factor for Febrile Urinary Tract Infection After Ureteroscopy and if so, why?" was just accepted for publication in Urology.
The sudden rise in male infertility is a scary national crisis. According to urologist and associate professor Michael Eisenberg, "Here is direct evidence that the function of reproduction is failing. We should try to figure out why that is." What we do know about declining sperm count tells us a great deal about not only reproduction but also the overall health of men - and what it tells us isn't good. Is it simply modern life iteself - obesity, inactivity, stress, close cellphones, even older parenthood that's driving down sperm levels? It's the beginning of an answer but not the full one.
Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology, is the senior researcher on a new study in the journal Human Reproudction, which reports that the average age of today's American dad is roughly 3.5 years older than his counterpart from four decades ago, growing from 27.4 years in 1972 to 30.9 years in 2015. The new study is quickly generating media attention and buzz around the internet: