UAB urologists have completed fellowship training in their various areas of expertise, such as urologic cancer, minimally invasive surgery (including the use of the da Vinci robotic surgery system), kidney stones, incontinence, infertility, pediatric urology, and general urology. The program is dedicated to patient care, community outreach, research, and education and training for medical residents and fellows. We are involved in many clinical trials, including studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, along with industry-sponsored research in areas such as bladder regeneration (self-repair).
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UAB Urology among the top 50 programs of its kind in the nation, and we are widely recognized for delivering excellent genitourinary cancer care. Our medical and surgical specialists have undergone extensive training in their areas of expertise, and they are active leaders in their fields.
UAB surgeons perform many urologic procedures using minimally invasive techniques, which require only small incisions (cuts). UAB regularly uses the new da Vinci SP Single Port Surgical System, which enables surgeons to enter the body through a single abdominal incision before deploying the robot's surgical instruments. This innovative design helps improve patient outcomes and recovery times and is particularly beneficial in cancer treatment procedures, as surgeons can now access narrower spaces with better accuracy. The da Vinci SP is the only robotic system approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for urologic surgery and is well-suited for procedures involving prostate cancer, bladder cancer, ureteral reconstruction, ureteral re-implant, and much more.
WBRC FOX6 Medical Minute
UAB Medicine physician Tracey S. Wilson, MD, specializes in urological care for women. In this interview with WBRC FOX6, she discusses some of the conditions she treats, including pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence.
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UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials
UAB Launches Transplant App for Referring Physicians
Developed in house and launched in fall 2020, the UAB Medicine Transplant app gives referring physicians 24/7 access to the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute (CTI) team. It includes quick references to our selection criteria and secure access to patient records, plus contact information for all CTI doctors and surgeons. A built-in form allows physicians to easily start the referral process from their iOS or Android device.
The app was developed by UAB Health System Information Services (HSIS) and is freely available on the Apple and Google Play stores. UAB Medicine’s traditional referral system remains in place for physicians who prefer it.
“The app is designed to connect our physician colleagues with us in a timely fashion and allow them to complete the referral process with a touch of their phone,” says CTI Director Jayme Locke, MD, MPH. “It links all of us in a meaningful way and enhances the team approach to caring for these transplant patients. The more often and more easily providers are able to communicate, the better the care for the patient.”