Welcome to the Division of Urology
The Division of Urology at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) has set the standard for excellence in urologic care, providing advanced care and performing thousands of life-changing procedures and surgeries each year, while developing ground-breaking scientific research. Our urologists deliver comprehensive and personalized attention to men and women with a range of genitourinary problems: from prostate cancer to underlying urinary disorders including incontinence and stone disease.
We work in partnership with UTMB Health specialists, referring physicians, patients and their caregivers to diagnose and treat the most challenging urologic conditions. In addition to their advanced training and research in specialty areas, our urologic surgeons are highly skilled in new technologies such as robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive approaches that reduce side-effects and maximize outcomes.
Why UTMB for Urologic Surgery?
- Surgeons who treat specific urologic conditions and have years of scientific research complementing advanced surgical training.
- Multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach combining the expertise of our urologic surgeons with specialists including but not limited to medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, anesthesiology, general surgery and nephrology.
- We train the next generation of urologists through the UTMB Health Urology Residency Program.
- One of the first robotic surgery programs in South Texas, providing state-of-the art surgical technology resulting in less pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery.
- Full-time board-certified urologists actively involved in patient outcome studies.
- Surgery and patient care in a safe hospital environment with emergency and backup services immediately available.
- Patient coordinators provide seamless appointment access and patient information.
Services We Offer:
- Female Urology - providing full services to women with urinary tract disorders including incontinence and pelvic prolapse surgery
- Genitourinary Reconstruction - diagnosis and treatment of lower urinary tract disorders as well as genitourinary prosthetic surgery
- Kidney Stones - prevention, diagnosis and treatment including minimally invasive treatment options
- Men’s Health - diagnosis and treatment of conditions specific to men such as male urinary dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, benign prostate hyperplasia, urinary incontinence, vasectomy, male infertility
- Pediatric Urology - routine to complex pediatric urologic conditions including circumcision, stones, hypospadias and intersex conditions
- Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery - minimally invasive treatment of urologic conditions using laparoscopy and robot-assisted technology
- Urologic Oncology - prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancers
Our patient coordinators are ready for your call. They will assist new patients with setting up initial appointments, and will help existing patients manage their care.
New patients only: (409) 772-2222 or toll free (800) 917-8906
Patient referral: (800) FACULTY (322-8589)
Main number for questions and returning patients: (409) 772-2091
Eduardo Orihuela, M.D.
Michael M. Warren Distinguished Professor of Urology
Chief, Division of Urology
Robyn Roberts, M.D.
Jane and Roland Blumberg Professorship for Women's Urologic Health and Innovation
Joseph Sonstein, M.D.
The Stephen A. Worsham, M.D. Professorship in Urology
Section Head, Robotic Surgery
Susan E. Tarry, M.D.
Stephen B. Williams, M.D.
Assistant Professor in Urology, Tenure-Track
Robert Earl Cone Professorship
Director of Urologic Oncology
Director of Urologic Research
Co-Director Department of Surgery Clinical Outcomes Research Program