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USC Institute of Urology to examine methods for increased precision, decreased risks of prostate cancer diagnostics

Grants from the National Institutes of Health will support the study of MR-ultrasound image fusion and DNA methylation markers in prostate biopsy tissue The USC Institute of Urology, recently ranked in the top 15 Best Hospitals nationwide for urology by U.S. News and World Report, has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health to advance ...   Read More »

Gift from grateful patient to support urology research and innovation

A noted local philanthropist has given a donation to support urology research and innovation at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Grateful patient Joseph “Bud” Cashen, 84, a U.S. Marine who served two tours of duty in Korea and was one of the founders of Century 21 Real Estate, said he was motivated to support ...   Read More »

USC surgeries are broadcast live during worldwide event

Two surgeons from the USC Institute of Urology were among the principal featured participants in a worldwide 24-hour live robotic surgery event held Oct. 26 at Keck Medical Center of USC and at 11 other leading robotic centers on every continent except Antarctica. In all, more than 2,000 viewers from about 60 countries registered to ...   Read More »

USC Institute of Urology begins international relationship with India’s newest hospital

Inderbir Gill of USC discusses robotic surgery with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. The USC Institute of Urology has established a formal relationship with India’s newest multispecialty hospital, the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center located in Mumbai. Leading the effort on USC’s behalf is Inderbir ...   Read More »

USC surgeons describe groundbreaking procedure in Journal of Urology

Inferior vena cava control for which individualized surgical planning is necessary, including locations of many blood vessels to be clamped and indicators of the extent of Levels I, II and III thrombi, and the relative sizes of the obstructions. A new article published by the Journal of Urology details a pioneering robotic surgical procedure ...   Read More »

On-air with USC’s robotic surgery expert

Inderbir Gill, MD, founding executive director of the USC Institute of Urology was the special guest on The Conversation – a radio show dedicated to current health issues. Click here to listen to USC’s urology expert discuss robotic surgery with Ali Kasraeian, host of The Conversation.

USC Institute of Urology surgeons use balloon procedure to decrease blood loss during robotic kidney cancer surgery

A procedure intended to decrease blood loss during removal of a kidney tumor that had grown into a major vein via robotic surgery was recently performed successfully for the first time in the world at Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The procedure has the potential to decrease the length of surgery ...   Read More »

USC Institute of Urology appoints highly regarded male fertility expert

Mary Katherine Samplaski, MD/ by Ryan Ball, Keck Medicine of USC Highly regarded male fertility expert Mary Katherine Samplaski, MD, has been recruited to the Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC)’s USC Institute of Urology. Samplaski is an expert in male reproductive health, including fertility preservation counseling and treatment, vasectomies ...   Read More »

Bringing university-level urologic services to Bakersfield, Bruce J. Joseph, MD, joins USC Institute of Urology

Bruce Joseph, MD/Don Milici, Keck Medicine of USC Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) announced that the highly respected urologic practice of Bruce J. Joseph, MD is now part of the Trojan family. The practice will provide comprehensive, world-class urologic care to Kern County and the greater San Joaquin Valley ...   Read More »

USC Institute of Urology appoints highly regarded resident as new assistant professor of clinical urology

Andrew Hung, MD (Photo by Don Milici/Keck Medicine of USC) Keck Medicine of USC’s USC Institute of Urology has announced the addition of a top resident, Andrew J. Hung, MD, an expert in surgery for a variety of urological conditions and an innovator in surgical skills, to its urologic surgical team. Hung, assistant ...   Read More »