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 have a familiarity with many other medical fields—such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, geriatrics and oncology—in addition to their surgical training.
The patient's care will be provided by a highly qualified nursing staff. 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, use of evidence-based practice in the delivery of nursing care and ongoing nursing research.
We were the 37th hospital in the nation and 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 not only the patient, but also for 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 bedside by a nurse, reduces catheter use.
Conditions & Treatments
- Bladder cancer
- Erectile dysfunction
- Genitourinary reconstruction
- Genitourinary trauma
- Iontophorepic therapy for Peyronie's disease
- Kidney cancer and kidney-sparing surgery
- Kidney transplantation
- Laser surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Prostate cancer
- Robotic surgery
- Stress incontinence in women
- Testicular cancer
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary obstructions
- Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)
- Kidney stones
- Ureter disorders
- Ureteral obstruction
- UPJ (Ureteral pelvic junction)
- Urethral strictures
- Voiding disorders
- Urodynamic evaluation