Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is consistently recognized as High Performing in Urology and Nephrology by U.S. News & World Report. We have more than 13 clinical urologists performing over 2,800 inpatient and outpatient procedures each year.
Our expertise covers the spectrum of clinical urology. Our leading clinical research enhances our capabilities to offer the highest quality of care. Our urologists diagnose and treat problems involving the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Urologists are familiar with many other medical fields—such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics, and oncology—in addition to their surgical training.
Highly qualified nursing staff will provide the patient's care. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was re-designated the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet status in 2009 due to our commitment to interdisciplinary practice, ongoing professional development, and evidence-based practice in the delivery of nursing care and ongoing nursing research.
We were the 37th hospital in the nation and the first in Texas and the Southwest to receive the honor in 2001 and again in 2005. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has joined the elite one percent of hospitals in the nation to achieve this status three times.
Patients admitted to 16 Tower, a 33-bed hospital unit, receive care from highly educated and experienced nurses with expertise in urologic nursing.
Men undergoing a radical prostatectomy are better able to manage pain and know what to expect after the surgery because of research by our urologic nursing team. The nurses provide thorough and consistent education for the patient and his significant other or caregiver.
The urology unit also is among those meeting a hospital-wide goal to minimize urinary tract infections through bladder scans. Aimed at maintaining and improving bladder function, this non-invasive procedure, performed at the bedside by a nurse, reduces catheter use.
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is a The UroLift® Center of Excellence (COE) Program designed to enhance patient outcomes and experience. Urologists included in the UroLift® COE Program have achieved a higher level of training with the UroLift® System and demonstrated a commitment to care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate.