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Urology Academic Practice
The Urology Academic Practice offers comprehensive management for adult and pediatric urologic conditions. The practice provides complete care, beginning with diagnosis all the way to treatment and follow up, with thorough continuity of care.
The program is one of the premiere centers in Southern California, using minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat diseases of the urinary tract. Compared to open surgery, minimally invasive surgery may require only a few small incisions or none at all. If your physician determines that you are an appropriate candidate for minimally invasive urologic surgery, you may have less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications than with open surgery.
Our team approach fosters collaborative research between scientists and clinicians with the goal of making innovative discoveries available to all of our patients with challenging urological disorders. Our team openly communicates with the referring physician to determine the best course of treatment for each patient, keeping the referring physician apprised of the patient’s condition. At a mutually agreed upon and appropriate time, the patient's care is transferred back to the referring physician for continued management, while the team's physicians remain available for consultation on the care and management of patients.
Higher-Precision Radiation Therapy Offers New, Better Choices to Prostate Cancer Patients
An innovative form of radiation therapy at Cedars-Sinai is offering high-risk prostate cancer patients, such as Bob Hazard, a new treatment option that minimizes radiation exposure to healthy surrounding tissues, thus lowering side effects. This new treatment regimen, known as high dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR), was recently introduced to the medical center's cancer-fighting arsenal by radiation oncologist Paul Song, MD.Read Full Story
Botox for Overactive Bladder
Overactive bladder is most common in older adults but the condition is not a normal result of aging. While one in 11 people in the United States suffer from overactive bladder, it mainly affects people 65 and older. However, women can be affected earlier, often in their mid-forties. Karyn S. Eilber, MD, a urologist in the Cedars-Sinai Urology Academic Practice, is often asked about the use of Botox to treat overactive bladders.Read More