The Department of Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital offers sophisticated, compassionate care and the most innovative treatments for patients with any type of urological condition.

Drs. Shahin Tabatabaei, Pablo Gomery and Aria Olumi consult in Urology Clinic Hallway

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks our department among the best in the nation. We treat every specialty of male and female urology, including:

  • All genitourinary cancers
  • Kidney stones
  • Infertility
  • Voiding dysfunctions, such as incontinence
  • Prostate-related diseases (e.g. cancer)
  • Neuro-urology
  • Female urology
  • General urology

World-Renowned Medical Staff

Each year, our doctors perform over 5,000 surgeries and procedures, ensuring your healthcare team is highly experienced and proficient.

Our senior staff members also serve as Harvard Medical School professors. They teach and mentor our residents, who participate in one of the nation's most prestigious and rigorous training programs in urological medicine.

Many of our doctors are recognized internationally for their reputations, including W. Scott McDougal, MD, an expert in the field of genitourinary cancer and reconstructive surgery.

The Most Innovative Treatments

Dr. Dianne Sacco

Since 1911 our department has led the way in treating patients with groundbreaking techniques and technologies, including:

  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for genitourinary cancers
  • Reconstructive and minimally disfiguring surgery for genitourinary cancers
  • Laser surgery to treat diseases of the prostate and bladder
  • Laser lithotripsy for bladder and kidney stones
  • Photovaporization to eliminate enlarged prostate tissue

These breakthroughs allow our doctors to preserve organs, including the bladder, which means more of our patients can avoid further surgery.

A Personalized, Team Approach to Care

Mary McDonough, RN

Our approach to treating patients is truly multidisciplinary. At other hospitals, a single doctor often guides the decision. At Mass General, multiple specialists examine each patient and reach a team recommendation on the most beneficial treatment.

An experienced team of nurses and clinical and administrative support staff works closely with every urologist to manage each patient's care. They also communicate with the patient's family members and referring physician to provide all necessary information and support.

State-of-the-Art Research

Our department is a recognized leader in investigating the causes of prostate and bladder cancer and developing preventative methods, treatments and cures for various urological diseases and disorders. For patients who do not respond to conventional treatments, our clinical trials can offer a promising (albeit investigative) treatment option.