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The urology faculty and their patients are split into two services: the O'Neil Service and the Leadbetter Service.
The O’Neill service of the Department of Urology is heavily focused on taking care of hospitalized patients with nephrolithiasis and BPH. The resident team learns to manage peri-operative care of patients with simple and complex renal stones, advanced prostate debulking procedures (prostate enucleation, laser TURP) and other benign urologic procedures.
The Leadbetter service is focused on management of perioperative patients with urologic oncologic disorders. The service manges patients after complex open, laparoscopic and robotic surgical cases for malignancies in the kidney, bladder, prostate, penis and testes.
Cabot attending: The urology residents who graduate in good standing from Mass General Hospital function as a urology attending for a four month block after graduation. This opportunity provides the Cabot attending with an unparalleled experience in caring for some of the most complex urologic cases with the department’s faculty for assistance and guidance. The Cabot attending obtains a level of independence and develops leadership skills for managing the urology resident team that carries with the individual throughout his or her career. A 2016 survey for the individuals who completed the Cabot attending experience (34 respondents; 85% response rate) overwhelmingly had positive feedback for this unique opportunity offered by the Mass General Department of Urology. The results of the survey are as follows:
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