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Northwestern Medicine Urology Program

The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program ranks amongst the nation’s most experienced and well respected, providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities for men, women and adolescents.


The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program offers leading-edge, personalized care using a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of urologic cancers and benign urologic conditions. Our goal is to achieve superior results for our patients and improve their overall quality of life.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Illinois and the Urology Program is ranked No. 11 in the country for 2021–2022 by U.S. News & World Report - a reflection of our team and the results we obtain for our patients.

Meet the Teams

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The Northwestern Medicine Urology Teams offer comprehensive care and work with patients to find the best individualized treatment for their urologic conditions.

Areas of Care

Benign Prostate Diseases and Male Voiding Dysfunction

Our urologists offer a multidisciplinary approach for men, the diagnosis and treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), incontinence, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS).

Bladder Cancer

Our urologic oncologists offer advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques in addition to multidisciplinary treatment in collaboration with Northwestern Medicine's medical and radiation oncologists.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Bladder Health

Our program offers comprehensive and compassionate care for women’s urological conditions, including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fistula.

Gay and Bisexual Men's Urology Program

World-class urology care for men who identify as gay or bisexual.

Genetic Counseling

If you or your family is at increased risk of cancer due to personal or family history, Northwestern Medicine geneticists can provide individualized cancer risk assessment and health management recommendations.

Infections and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Our urologists are specialists in the diagnosis, treatment and management of urinary tract infections and chronic pelvic pain disorders such as interstitial cystitis and prostatitis.

Kidney Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide effective, personalized kidney cancer care.

Male Fertility

Our reproductive urologists offer full evaluations and a variety of medical and surgical treatment options for male infertility and family planning.

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Our men’s health specialists restore sexual function and intimacy for men struggling with erectile dysfunction and sexual dysfunction.

Prostate Cancer

Our Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Program offers multidisciplinary diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for prostate cancer, working with patients to provide individualized treatment tailored to their condition.

Urethral Stricture and Reconstruction

Our urologists offer surgical reconstruction for urethral strictures and the genitourinary tract.

Stone Disease

Our urologists are dedicated to the thorough evaluation and minimally invasive treatment of stones in the upper and lower urinary tract, including kidney stones.

Testicular Cancer

Our urologic oncologists provide patients with individually tailored treatment plans and the most effective therapies available.

Transitional Urology

Our team of urologists has specialized training to facilitate uninterrupted care for all patients with long-term urologic problems diagnosed in childhood (congenital genitourinary disorders).




    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Nationally recognized in Urology (No. 11)

    Resources for Physicians

    Learn more about physician referrals, CME, clinical trials and news from Northwestern Medicine Urology.

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    Prostate Cancer Disparity Research Podcast

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    Edward Schaeffer, MD, PhD, discusses his prostate cancer disparity research. He explains why African American men with prostate cancer are twice as likely to die than Caucasian men and how his research can impact patients, physicians and improve the medical community’s understanding of prostate cancer.

    Clinical Research

    Researchers at Northwestern Medicine Urology conduct clinical research trials to prevent, treat and detect urologic conditions. Learn about the trials offered by the Department of Urology at Feinberg School of Medicine and the Lurie Cancer Center.