News & Events

Browse our news and publications or find information on upcoming events in the Department of Urology.

News

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Environmental Factors and Sperm Quality Indicators

    Friday, January 01, 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.

  • Prostate Health: Increasing Education and Awareness

    Friday, September 11, 2015  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.

  • #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.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • #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 05, 2011  Mass General

    IN ADDITION TO the hospitalwide 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 04, 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.

  • Pelvic floor disorders: What you should know

    Tuesday, May 04, 2010  Clinical

    Nearly one in three American women has one or more pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Mass General offers a range of non-surgical and surgical options for treatment.

Publications

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Urology Highlight Report 2010

    Monday, January 11, 2010

    On June 10th in the year 1910, the Trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital voted to establish a “Genito-Urinary Department” at the hospital, meaning that our department will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in June 2010. We are also honored to help celebrate the hospital’s bicentennial in 2011, marking 200 years of commitment to clinical care, teaching, research and community outreach.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Urology Highlights Report 2009

    Saturday, December 12, 2009

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Urology Department has made progress on multiple fronts during the past academic year.

Currently Browsing:2008

Events

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Resident Interviews

    Thursday, December 02, 2010

    Interviews for resident positions available at Mass General starting in 2011. By invitation only.
  • Resident Interviews

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Interviews for resident positions available at Mass General starting in 2011. By invitation only.
  • Ether Day Celebration

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    Mass General celebration for employees who have worked here 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years and more.
  • American Urological Association Northeastern Section meeting

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    AUA Northeastern Section meeting, Pittsburg, PA, September 22 to September 27, 2010

Multimedia

  • Cystectomy

    Cystectomy: A patient education video

    What to expect during admission for a cystectomy procedure. A cystectomy is a surgical procedure to removal all or part of the urinary bladder.

  • Nephrectomy

    Nephrectomy: A patient education video

    What to expect during admission for a nephrectomy procedure. A nephrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the kidney. Surgery may involve one or both kidneys.

  • prostatectomy video

    Prostatectomy: A patient education video

    What to expect during admission for a prostatectomy procedure. A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland.

  • Footage of Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Procedure

    Laparoscopic Prostatectomy Procedure

    Actual footage of a real laparoscopic prostatectomy done by Dr. Dahl and narrated by Dr. Shahin Tabatabaei. This video is approximately one hour long – and does include some graphic footage.

  • An interview about the Laparoscopic Prostatectomy procedure with Douglas Dahl, MD, FACS

    An interview about the Laparoscopic Prostatectomy procedure with Douglas Dahl, MD, FACS

    This video is a detailed explanation – and view – of the surgery. It contains some graphic footage.

  • Same Day Surgery Procedures

    Same day surgery procedures: A patient education video

    What to expect during admission for ambulatory procedures with short recovery time, allowing discharge that day.

  • Our residents have been on education trips around the world.

    Urology Residents

    Our residents have been on education trips around the world.

  • Footage of a laser procedure

    Laser Procedure

    This new laser treatment – known as Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (PVP) – combines the effectiveness of an invasive surgical procedure with the safety and ease of a minimally invasive procedure. Click the play button to see a brief video. Warning: this video contains some graphic footage

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Melissa talks about struggling with fibroids

    Melissa talks about struggling with fibroids

    Melissa Leverett King is an active mom and teacher who lived with limiting discomfort and pain until she got treated for fibroids with UFE (uterine fibroid embolization).

  • Denyce talks about struggling with fibroids

    An opera singer overcomes infertility

    Painful fibroids kept opera singer Denyce Graves from conceiving. With the help and expertise of John Petrozza, MD, director of the Division of Reproductive Medicine and In Vitro Fertilization and co-director of the Mass General Fibroid Program, she gave birth to a baby girl. "He was the most hopeful of all the doctors I'd seen," she said.

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