Urology

Advanced diagnosis and treatment of any problem with your urinary tract

Urology care includes medical and surgical treatment of the urinary tract. IU Health is an internationally renowned destination center for patients with urologic conditions ranging from the simple to the complex.

You might need to see a urologist if you have any problems with your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and prostate.

Urologists also treat problems associated with the male and female genitourinary system such as incontinence or impotence. Often, a urologist will be your first stop in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as prostate or testicular cancers, or kidney cancer and stones.

When it comes to your urology care, we take a team approach to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment options are tailored to your specific condition.

Urologists often will also work hand-in-hand with other specialists such as nephrologists (kidney doctors) or medical oncologists (cancer doctors) depending on the level of care you need.

We treat all types of conditions affecting the urinary tract, including:

Cancers of the urinary tract:

We also treat:

Our Approach to Urology

You might need to see a urologist if you have any problems with your urinary system, which includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and prostate.

Urologists also treat problems associated with the male and female genitourinary system such as incontinence or impotence. Often, a urologist will be your first stop in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as prostate or testicular cancers, or kidney cancer and stones.

When it comes to your urology care, we take a team approach to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment options are tailored to your specific condition.

Urologists often will also work hand-in-hand with other specialists such as nephrologists (kidney doctors) or medical oncologists (cancer doctors) depending on the level of care you need.

We treat all types of conditions affecting the urinary tract, including:

Cancers of the urinary tract:

We also treat:

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Urology was the first department in the United States dedicated exclusively to urology. Dr. William N. Wishard founded the department in 1887. The unique partnership IU Health shares with the IU School of Medicine has enabled us to deliver exceptional outcomes and pioneer new treatments in many areas of urology.

Leading Edge Urology Care

Our urologists are on the leading edge of innovation and care. We've pioneered several treatments and procedures including:

We're also home to several "firsts":

    • We are the first in the nation to use extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for the treatment of kidney stones
    • We are one of the first institutions to use the Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) to treat enlarged prostate
    • We are the first in Indiana to perform a laparoscopic nephrectomy (kidney removal)
    • We were the first in Indiana to use the daVinci robot for prostate cancer removal

    What do these accomplishments mean for you? You can have confidence that your care is among the best in the nation. You will have access to leading edge, evidence-based treatments.

    And our highly skilled physicians and healthcare professionals go beyond treating you just as a medical condition. We work with you to design the expert care you need.

    Why IU Health for Urology

    The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Urology was the first department in the United States dedicated exclusively to urology. Dr. William N. Wishard founded the department in 1887. The unique partnership IU Health shares with the IU School of Medicine has enabled us to deliver exceptional outcomes and pioneer new treatments in many areas of urology.

    Leading Edge Urology Care

    Our urologists are on the leading edge of innovation and care. We've pioneered several treatments and procedures including:

    We're also home to several "firsts":

      • We are the first in the nation to use extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) for the treatment of kidney stones
      • We are one of the first institutions to use the Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) to treat enlarged prostate
      • We are the first in Indiana to perform a laparoscopic nephrectomy (kidney removal)
      • We were the first in Indiana to use the daVinci robot for prostate cancer removal

      What do these accomplishments mean for you? You can have confidence that your care is among the best in the nation. You will have access to leading edge, evidence-based treatments.

      And our highly skilled physicians and healthcare professionals go beyond treating you just as a medical condition. We work with you to design the expert care you need.

      Bladder Cancer

      A relatively common cancer found more often in men than women. IU Health physicians can diagnose and treat bladder cancer early, providing the best outcome possible.

      Kidney Cancer

      This cancer causes abnormal cells to grow into tumors in the tiny tubules that filter your blood, preventing you from adequately filtering waste.

      Kidney Stones

      These stones develop when chemicals that are normal in the urine become concentrated and are a common urinary tract disorder.

      Prostate Cancer

      The most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and second-leading cause of cancer death in men.

      Sexual Dysfunction & Male Incontinence

      These common conditions in men have a variety of causes and their impact can vary widely.

      Testicular Cancer

      A relatively rare, but highly curable form of cancer that can affect males when they are young adults or even as children.

      Related Services and Conditions for Urology

      Bladder Cancer

      A relatively common cancer found more often in men than women. IU Health physicians can diagnose and treat bladder cancer early, providing the best outcome possible.

      Kidney Cancer

      This cancer causes abnormal cells to grow into tumors in the tiny tubules that filter your blood, preventing you from adequately filtering waste.

      Kidney Stones

      These stones develop when chemicals that are normal in the urine become concentrated and are a common urinary tract disorder.

      Prostate Cancer

      The most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and second-leading cause of cancer death in men.

      Sexual Dysfunction & Male Incontinence

      These common conditions in men have a variety of causes and their impact can vary widely.

      Testicular Cancer

      A relatively rare, but highly curable form of cancer that can affect males when they are young adults or even as children.

      Patient Stories for Urology