Urology News and Events

Learn about the latest news and events from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology.

News

Currently Browsing:2017

  • New Treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017  Mass General

    Current treatments generally focus on oral medications or invasive surgery, which can have side effects. The prostatic urethral lift and water steam therapy are new, effective, non-invasive treatments for BPH.

  • Prostate Health: Increasing Education and Awareness

    Monday, September 18, 2017  Mass General

    The MGH Department of Urology is working to increase awareness of the second leading cause of cancer death in men and other prostate related health concerns. Michael Blute answers questions about what men can do to protect themselves and their loved ones.

  • Mass General Urologists on Prostate Cancer Screenings and Treatments (Videos)

    Monday, August 14, 2017  Mass General

    About one in seven men will be affected by prostate cancer in their lifetime. Massachusetts General Hospital urologists share updates on prostate cancer screening and treatments.

  • Benefits of Cytoreductive Nephrectomy with Targeted Cancer Therapy for Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017  Mass General

    Since the advent of targeted cancer therapies in the mid-2000s, there has been a dramatic reduction in cytoreductive nephrectomies. Dr. Michael Blute of Massachusetts General Hospital states that the reduction is concerning, since cytoreductive nephrectomy can provide a strong survival advantage to patients with metastatic disease.

  • Multiparametric MRI/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy and Prostate Cancer

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017  Mass General

    Active surveillance (AS) has become an accepted way to manage prostate cancer in men at lower risk. • Multiparametric MRI can be used in conjunction with the standard transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy to improve detection of clinically significant cancers.

  • 5 Urology Publication Highlights from 2016

    Thursday, January 26, 2017  Research

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology looks back at five of our top research contributions published in 2016.

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Dusting v. Basketing: Strategies for Disintegrating Renal Stones

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016  Clinical

    Dusting, a new protocol for treating kidney stones using recent laser technologies, has proven to deliver successful patient outcomes equal to those of traditional basketing, according to a study by the Endourology Disease Group for Excellence.

  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

  • Environmental Factors and Sperm Quality Indicators

    Friday, January 1, 2016  Mass General

    A trio of studies published in 2014 and 2015, co-authored by Cigdem Tanrikut, MD, director of male reproductive medicine and urologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology, shows the impacts of diet and modes of exercise on sperm quality indicators and reproductive ability

Currently Browsing:2015

  • No-shave November

    Friday, December 11, 2015  Mass General

    It was a hair-raising, or growing, month for the Department of Urology. Thirty MGH staffers and nearly 20 patients joined more than 5 million men and women for “Movember,” an annual initiative focused on raising awareness of men’s health issues.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Partnerships promote education, awareness

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH recently participated in two opportunities aimed at raising awareness for early detection and proper treatment of cancer.

  • Advocating for increased awareness of men's health

    Friday, April 24, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH Department of Urology and Orthopedics staff on Ellison 6 joined the national Movember Foundation’s initiative to increase focus on men’s health issues.

  • Advocating for increased awareness of men’s health

    Friday, April 24, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH Department of Urology and Orthopedics staff on Ellison 6 joined the national Movember Foundation’s initiative to increase focus on men’s health issues.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

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  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Doctor Discusses How to Prevent Kidney Stones

    Friday, December 28, 2012  Mass General

    Is there any hope in preventing kidney stones? Dianne Sacco, MD, sheds some light on the condition and offers prevention tips. One of them for the New Year is staying and/or getting into good physical shape.

  • Prostate Health Month

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    September is Prostate Health Month. MGH urologists discuss the prostate, its impact on men’s health and offer advice on PSA screenings.

  • Doctors Take Aim At Epidemic Kidney Stones With Lasers

    Monday, September 10, 2012  Mass General

    Learn how Massachusetts General Hospital doctors are treating kidney stones, one of the most painful and common disorders of the urinary tract.

  • Appointments announced

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    THE MGH WILL WELCOME new chiefs for the Department of Neurology and the Department of Urology later this spring.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Chronicling two centuries

    Friday, August 5, 2011  Mass General

    IN ADDITION TO the hospital-wide history, Something in the Ether: A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011, by father-daughter duo Webster and Martha Bull, several departmental history books have been or will be published this year in honor of the bicentennial.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • In General 06.24.11

    Friday, June 24, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • MGH and CBS care

    Friday, February 4, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.04.11 To promote awareness about the disease and the importance of self-exams, the MGH and CBS Cares are collaborating on a fun, informative public service announcement (PSA).

Currently Browsing:2010

  • MGH ranks among top

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    The MGH ranked third among the country's top hospitals on the annual list of "America's Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report.

  • MGH residents and fellows make great save during soccer game

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    SPAIN MAY HAVE WON the World Cup, but a team of MGH medical residents and fellows had a victory of their own on the soccer field this summer when they helped save the life of another player.

  • MGH Urology celebrates 100 years

    Friday, June 18, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 06.18.10 On the eve of the MGH bicentennial, one MGH department proudly celebrates its centennial.

Events

Currently Browsing:2017

  • CME: Uro-Track 2017

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    A state-of-the-art, advanced course highlighting current research and advancements in urology, featuring a keynote speech by Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology chief Dr. Michael Blute.
  • CME: State of the Art Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    This one-day CME course, State of the Art Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Prostate Cancer, will discuss current and new developments in multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) scanning techniques, MRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy, and other recent advances in imaging technology for advanced and recurrent prostate cancer.

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