Urology

World Class Urology Care

At Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital our physicians diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions of the urinary tract and male reproductive system. Our physicians are at the forefront of their specialty, conducting research and making medical advances in the urologic field. Urologists from around the world trust the highly skilled physicians at IU Health Methodist Hospital to care for the most complex cases. We are home to specialists and experts known worldwide for providing exceptional kidney stone and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) care.

Our physicians are highly trained and have extensive experience in their specific areas of expertise. This knowledge means our team is able to quickly incorporate new medical advances into our treatment protocols. IU Health Methodist Hospital is home to advanced urologic research and many firsts, including:

  • The first extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy treatment in the United States was performed at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital pioneered the use of percutaneous and ureteroscopic techniques for kidney stone removal and was one of the first institutions to utilize the holmium laser for kidney stone treatment.
  • The first laparoscopic nephrectomy in Indiana was performed at IU Health Methodist Hospital in 1991.
  • The first holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in the United States was performed at IU Health Methodist Hospital in 1998. Since then more than 2,000 HoLEP procedures have been completed at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
  • IU Health Methodist Hospital was one of the pioneering institutions to use the daVinci robot for prostate cancer removal beginning in 2001.

Our team develops comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for every patient. We also work to educate each patient on his or her condition and prevention methods. And to ensure a patient’s total health is cared for, our team collaborates with physicians in other specialties to offer coordinated services and provide seamless care.