Urology

Indiana University Health urologists treat a wide variety of conditions, from male and female urinary incontinence to kidney stones to bladder cancer. We work closely with your primary care physician as well as other specialists to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your individual needs. Throughout your care, your physician takes the time to answer your questions and explain tests and treatment options so you can make informed decisions about your health.

At IU Health, you have access to the latest medical and surgical treatments for urological problems. Through our partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine, our physicians remain on the forefront of medicine by participating in urology research studies and giving you access to leading edge surgeries and clinical trials. Our physicians are committed to providing advanced, high-quality care through every stage of your treatment. We work closely with you to determine the treatments that meet your individual needs.

Urologists from around the world trust the highly skilled physicians at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital to care for the most complex cases. Our specialists and experts are known worldwide for providing exceptional kidney stone and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) care.

IU Health Methodist Hospital is home to advanced urologic research and many firsts including:

  • Performing the first extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment in the United States.
  • Pioneering percutaneous and ureteroscopic techniques for kidney stone removal. We were one of the first institutions to use the holmium laser for kidney stone treatment.
  • Performing the first laparoscopic nephrectomy in Indiana in 1991.
  • In 1998, our specialists performed the first holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in the United States. Since then, more than 2,000 HoLEP procedures have been completed at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
  • Beginning in 2001, we were one of the pioneering institutions to use the da Vinci robot for prostate cancer removal.

Our team develops comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for every patient. We also work to educate patients about the condition and prevention methods. To ensure your total health is cared for, our team collaborates with physicians in other specialties to offer coordinated services and provide seamless care.

Prostate Enlargement

The prostate, a male reproductive gland, tends to enlarge as men age. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) enlargement often causes urinary issues such as a weak urine stream or the feeling of needing to urinate urgently. Physicians at IU Health Methodist Hospital offer three treatment options for BPH enlargement:

  • Medicines to alleviate symptoms
  • Thermal therapies to reduce the enlargement
  • Surgical techniques such as holmium laser surgery (HoLEP), trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or “open” surgery

We incorporate the most appropriate BPH treatment for each patient into an individualized treatment plan.

Kidney Stones

Even the smallest of kidney stones can be incredibly painful and cause urinary blockage. Before creating an individualized treatment plan, our physicians determine the composition of the stone. This information helps educate patients on ways to prevent new stones from forming.

A majority of kidney stones pass on their own, but some require intervention. A patient’s physician may prescribe pain medicine to help the patient be comfortable while waiting to see if the stone passes. If a stone does not pass after four to six weeks, surgical intervention will most likely be needed.

There are several methods of stone removal offered at IU Health Methodist Hospital including:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Laparoscopy

Cancer

Urologic cancers are some of the most common cancers among men and women. IU Health Methodist Hospital offers screenings and treatments for urologic cancer of the:

Our physicians collaborate with radiologists and oncologists to develop a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. IU Health also offers innovative treatment options for urologic cancers through clinical studies.

Additional Contact Information

For Patients
Call direct: 317.962.3700
We are located at:
1801 North Senate Blvd., Suite 220
Indianapolis, IN 46202

For Physicians
Any physician or healthcare provider may refer a patient to IU Health Methodist Hospital Urology.
Call direct: 317.962.3700
Fax: 317.962.8800