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Faculty educators at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Urology are accomplished, practicing physicians who use a patient-centered approach to improve urologic health through the school’s partnership with IU Health. By participating in medical research and engaging with students and colleagues on a regular basis, Department of Urology faculty apply research breakthroughs and the latest clinical trials to patient care. Many urologic treatments were developed at IU School of Medicine. That’s why patients from all over the world travel to Indianapolis to benefit from the advanced care provided by IU School of Medicine faculty to treat testicular cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, pediatric reconstruction, stone disease and more.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a focal treatment for prostate cancer that allows precise application of heat to destroy cancer tissue without heating the intervening tissue. HIFU is radiation-free and does not require incisions. Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Urology faculty physicians were among the first to acquire the system to provide HIFU for patient care.
Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate
IU School of Medicine Department of Urology faculty were the first in the United States to perform holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) as a treatment for an enlarged prostate. This minimally invasive procedure is performed using laser technology. The department performs more HoLEP procedures than any other department in the country. Watch the video below to learn more about James Lingeman, MD who first brought HoLEP to the United States in the 1990s.