Browse by Medical Category
Our urologists work closely with all of the clinicians on each patient's treatment team, a comprehensive and highly coordinated approach managed through the world-renowned Mass General Cancer Center.
Depending on your illness and diagnosis, your treatment team includes your urologist along with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. You also have access to the wide variety of resources and support services available through the Cancer Center.
Whether your first appointment is in our office in the Department of Urology or in the Cancer Center, please bring any existing medical records and test results (if applicable), including X-rays. Once your medical records are entered into our system, your up-to-date diagnostic and medical information will be accessible to your primary care physician and all of the physicians on your team.
Mass General's Claire & John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers is one of the largest and most experienced centers in New England for the treatment of genitourinary cancers. Our urologists work together with your entire clinical team to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. When surgical care is recommended, your urologist will explain the procedure in detail and answer all of your questions.
Whether your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis or requires a hospital stay, you can be assured our urologists and nurses will provide exceptional and compassionate postoperative care.
Both the Department of Urology and the Cancer Center are ranked consistently as top programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. One of the main reasons why is our dedication to basic science and clinical research—and translating our discoveries into innovations that improve clinical care and patient outcomes.
We have a rich and enduring history of breaking new ground in treating genitourinary cancers.
Our research focuses on developing new methods to detect and treat prostate cancer and other genitourinary diseases. Funding for our research is provided by the National Institutes of Health and organizations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.
For patients who do not respond to conventional treatments, clinical trials can offer a promising (albeit investigative) treatment option. Browse online for open trials
Managing care for thousands of patients with genitourinary cancers every year, Mass General offers one of the most trusted and capable surgical cancer-treatment teams in the Northeast.
We treat cancers and tumors of the:
Our urologists have focused their careers on helping patients with cancers of the urinary tract (men and women) and the reproductive tract (men). Many of our physicians have dedicated their clinical practice, research activities and advanced training to specializing in a single type of genitourinary cancer.
Several times weekly, our urologists participate in the multidisciplinary clinic in the Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers. Here, they evaluate and treat patients in collaboration with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other physicians.
Additionally, our urologists meet regularly at the Bertucci Center with this diverse group of colleagues, all of whom specialize in genitourinary cancers. During these conferences, we discuss clinical applications and observations, scientific findings and clinical trials information that helps save and improve the quality of patients' lives. This exceptional degree of specialization ensures patients receive outstanding care from urologists who are experts in treating genitourinary cancers.
Our urologists have developed or been among the first to practice many of today's minimally invasive surgical techniques. Whenever possible, we first try to treat patients with these procedures, which typically enable patients to recover more quickly.
Some of the minimally invasive surgical procedures we perform are:
Learn more about minimally invasive and robotic surgery in the Department of Urology
Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder.
Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys - two large, bean-shaped organs - one located to the left, and the other to the right of the backbone.
Early prostate cancer may not present any symptoms and can only be found with regular prostate examinations by your physician.
Cancer that develops in a testicle is called testicular cancer.
The Marjorie E. Korff PACT program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center provides psycho-educational support for parents who are patients.
We welcome patients with a new or existing colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, and their family and friends, to monthly meetings of the Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group.
A home infusion pump may be part of your treatment plan. In some cases, you may have the option for disconnecting the chemotherapy from home. If this option applies to you, and you would prefer to disconnect from home, this instructional video will reinforce the teaching provided to you by your nurse in the Mass General cancer Center
On May 26, the MGH Cancer Center celebrated the eighth annual the one hundred, an event honoring 100 individuals and groups whose commitment to the fight against cancer creates hope and inspires action.
MGH Hotline 6.10.11 One individual can make an incredible difference for a patient with cancer.
MGH Hotline 06.18.10 On the eve of the MGH bicentennial, one MGH department proudly celebrates its centennial.
What to expect during admission for a cystectomy procedure. A cystectomy is a surgical procedure to removal all or part of the urinary bladder.
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.
What to expect during admission for a prostatectomy procedure. A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the prostate gland.
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.
This video is a detailed explanation – and view – of the surgery. It contains some graphic footage.
What to expect during admission for ambulatory procedures with short recovery time, allowing discharge that day.
Urological Oncology Program
All patient information is confidential, and we insure your privacy at all times.
Dr. W. Scott McDougal 617-726-4530
Dr. Adam Feldman 617-643-1955
Dr. Douglas Dahl 617-726-0875
Dr. Aria Olumi 617-643-0237
Dr. Niall Heney 617-726-3011
Dr. Shahin Tabatabaei 617-726-3574
Dr. Francis McGovern 617-726-3560
Dr. Christopher J. Cutie 617-643-7983
Back to Top