The Department of Urology has a distinguished team of health care providers devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the adrenal glands, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, and the male and female genital organs.
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s urologists draw referrals from across the nation and are notable for their many firsts:
- Introduced Texas to the use of radiofrequency ablation to treat kidney tumors
- Were the first to perform an innovative therapy for complex female genital reconstruction
- Developed the Snodgrass repair, a surgical procedure used around the world for hypospadias, a congenital condition in which the opening of the urethra develops abnormally
- Conducted the first large bladder cancer screening study in the U.S.
- Were among the first in the world to offer continent urinary diversion for bladder cancer patients
Treating Complex Conditions
Our urologists offer treatments for some of the most complex urologic conditions, including specialized care to men, women, and children. Among the urology programs we offer and treatments we provide:
- Kidney stones – Endourology
- Men’s urology
- Pediatric urology
- Prostate diseases
- Reconstructive urology
- Robotic and minimally invasive surgery
- Sexual dysfunction
- Urologic cancers
- Women’s urology
Patient Care Facilities
Physicians in the Department of Urology at UT Southwestern treat patients at four hospitals, three of which are located in the UT Southwestern Medical District.
- Zale Lipshy University Hospital – A 152-bed specialty hospital
- Parkland Memorial Hospital – As Dallas County's only public hospital, this 983-bed facility has a large patient base. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Parkland among "America's Best Hospitals" for 18 consecutive years.
- Children's Medical Center – A private, nonprofit institution, Children's deals exclusively with children from birth to age 18. It has more than 400 beds and houses more than 50 specialty clinics. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children's among the top hospitals nationwide in pediatric care.
- Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center – A 300-bed facility in southern Dallas
Additionally, physicians see patients at the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center on UT Southwestern’s South Campus.
Patients and referring physicians can find information on the Department of Urology’s clinical services or schedule an appointment by calling 214-645-8300, or by visiting UTSW Medicine.