Some of the most common conditions that people seek treatment for include problems urinating, kidney stones, male infertility and sexual dysfunction, enlarged prostate, pelvic pain including interstitial cystitis, incontinence, urethral stricture, as well as cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, and testis.. We also have expertise in the management of adult patients born with problems involving the urinary system, and repair of the urinary system after damage from trauma or treatments for other diseases.
University of Minnesota Health providers are at the forefront of urologic care, education and teaching, and we continue to lead innovative and pioneering efforts in many areas of urology. As the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, our physicians advance medicine through research and teaching. That means you’ll have access to the latest treatments and technical advances, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, microsurgery, image guided prostate interventions and access to clinical trials in numerous areas of urology.
Urologic Cancer Care
Many of our physicians specialize in cancer care. Our multidisciplinary approach combining expertise in urology, medical and radiation oncology as well as nutrition and palliative care ensures that you are receiving the best comprehensive care possible during all stages of your cancer journey. We care for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney, testis and other urologic cancers. The Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancerencompasses a full range of innovative medical services, treatments and support services. Learn more about the cancer care we provide.
Programs and services at a glance
Dietary Services: Our registered dietitians help patients eat well during treatment by providing nutrition guidelines, managing appetite issues and suggesting supplements.
Female Urology Program: We have expertise in diagnosing and treating common and rare female urologic disorders, including incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. We provide care ranging from diagnostics such as urodynamics all the way to surgical interventions including robotic surgery and sacral nerve modulation.
Kidney Stone Program: Our multi-disciplinary care team includes urologists, nephrologists, nutritionists and other specialists who work together with you to prevent future stone formation.
Men's Health/Male Infertility Program: We provide care for conditions including erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and infertility. Treatments may include behavior changes, medicines, and surgery – including minimally-invasive options - or assisted reproductive technologies.
Reconstructive Urology Program: We have world-class expertise in the evaluation and management of dysfunctional or damaged areas of the genitourinary system including those problems present from birth, or acquired from trauma or treatment for other diseases.Patient Library: Printed and online resources about treatment and recovery for a variety of urologic conditions are readily available in our clinic and online.
Pre-Surgical Class: Preparing for surgery can be challenging. This class prepares patients and their families by educating them on what to expect before, during and after surgery including care needed after discharge from the hospital.