Urology

The mission of the Ochsner Health System Department of Urology is to provide the most comprehensive urologic care possible, emphasizing the needs of the individual patient in a compassionate setting. We strive to deliver excellent urologic services through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that combines clinical experience, education and research. We also aim to make significant contributions to the field of urology through ongoing clinical research and training of future urologic specialists. The Urology services at Ochsner are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care in all aspects of urology including highly sophisticated technologies such as robotic assisted surgery, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and laser therapies.

Our urological team provides comprehensive and specialized urologic medical and surgical care. High-quality and personalized urology care in the areas of adult and general urology, pediatric urology, urologic gynecology, and urological oncology,  urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, testicular cancer and surgical and non-surgical treatment of kidney stones.

Call 504-842-4083 to schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment at the Center for Urologic Oncology, call 1-855-817-4247.

To contact Ochsner Urology Research Institute, calll: 504-842-5833 or email: uri@ochsner.org.

Ochsner Urology services provide treatment options for numerous urological conditions:

Advanced Options for Prostate Cancer

  • Robotic radical prostatectomy

Advanced Options for Kidney (Renal) Cancer

  • Robotic partial nephrectomy

Sexual Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease and Male Infertility

  • Male sexual dysfunction (including ED or impotence)
  • Penile prosthesis (penile implant) surgery, including ‘difficult’ and ‘redo’ Prosthetic surgery
  • Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  • Peyronie’s disease (penile curvature)
  • Vasectomy
  • Hypogonadism/low testosterone
  • Androgen insufficiency
  • Male infertility
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Microscopic varicocelectomy
  • Various minimally invasive techniques of sperm extraction
  • Assisted-reproductive technologies

Continent Urinary Diversion

  • Bladder cancer
  • Advanced robotics and reconstructive techniques
  • Bladder removal
  • Continent urinary diversion

Benign Prostate Disease

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH
  • Prostatitis
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)

Stone Disease

  • Medical and surgical management
  • Lithotripsy-ESWL, ureteroscopy
  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Laser surgical techniques
  • Metabolic evaluation for stone disease
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Female Pelvic Medicine and Voiding Dysfunction

  • Female urology
  • Urinary incontinence (male and female)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Voiding dysfunction –neurogenic bladder, dysfunctional voiding
  • Pelvic organ prolapse-cystocele, rectocele, vaginal vault prolapse, uterine prolapse
  • Specialized bladder studies-video-fluoro-urodynamic
  • Reconstruction surgery-ureter, bladder
  • Pelvic pain-pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis
  • Specialized treatments-bladder botox injections, neuromodulation (interstim, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation)
  • Male and female sling procedures
  • Artificial urinary sphincter in males
  • Bladder pacemakers (interstim therapy).
  • Continent urinary diversion
  • Robotic assisted laparoscopic abdominal sacral colpopexy
  • Augmentation cystoplasty
  • Prostate cancer, including robotic and laparoscopic radical nerve-sparing prostatectomy, brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants), external beam radiation therapy
  • Bladder cancer, including continent urinary diversion and laser ablation
  • Renal cell carcinoma, robotic and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, cryoablation and tumors involving the vena cava
  • Testicular cancer with retroperitoneal node dissection
  • Adrenal tumors

Pediatric Urology 

  • Hypospadias
  • Vesico ureteral reflux
  • Neonatal hydronephrosis
  • Pediatric renal masses
  • Enuresis (bed-wetting)
  • Children with myelodysplasia (spina bifida)
  • Pediatric obstruction
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Incontinence