The Indiana University Health Urology team is known world-wide for its expertise. James Lingeman, MD, medical director for Urology, travels around the world to help train other physicians in urologic surgical techniques when he isn't caring for patients right here at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lingeman is also the director of research for IU Health Methodist Institute for Kidney Stone Disease.

Our team performs approximately 1,200 urologic surgeries a year at  IU Health Methodist Hospital. The first laparoscopic nephrectomy in Indiana was performed at IU Health Methodist Hospital in 1991. Since that day, we have worked to continue pushing medical advances forward.

Additionally, our nurses, surgical technicians and physicians want patients and families to feel comfortable. It is our mission to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service.

Examples of most common urologic surgeries at IU Health Methodist Hospital:

  • Cystectomy Ileo-Loop
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Examples of most common endoscopic procedures at IU Health Methodist:
  • HOLEP (holmium laser enucleation of prostate)
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Cysto Ureteroscopy

Why Come to IU Health Methodist Hospital?

"As a 33-year employee, I feel that IU Health Methodist Hospital is the ONLY hospital to come to. We have the most state-of-the-art equipment, which allows us to perform new procedures; we also have the best physicians and nurses. Other physicians and nurses come from surrounding hospitals in Indiana and out of state for training in various procedures in urology."
--Linda L. Williams, Urology Specialty Technician