several urology surgical providers using laparoscopic surgery device in the urology clinic

Urology Clinic

Our urology team offers the latest advances in outpatient and surgical management of urologic conditions.  Many procedures can be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques with robotic-assisted surgery.


The Division of Urology and Urological Surgery provides medical and surgical care for male and female adult patients with genital and urinary organ diseases. Our providers treat a wide spectrum of diseases, including those that may present initially as other medical problems, such as hematuria (blood in the urine) or infection. We commonly treat the following conditions:

  • Benign prostate hypertrophy, or enlarged prostate
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Female Urology
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Male infertility
  • Minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Prosthetic implants
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Specialized urodynamic testing
  • Urological Cancer
    • Bladder
    • Kidney
    • Prostate
    • Testis
  • Urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction
  • Urologic Trauma

Approximately 13 million men and women in America suffer from incontinence. Incontinence is the leakage of urine, which, when frequent or severe, becomes a social or hygienic problem. Our team of urologists, gynecologists and registered nurses provide individual treatment plans to conquer this problem. Our Continence Center within the Urology Clinic is an interdepartmental collaboration with Gynecology, wherein a team approach is used to diagnose and treat continence concerns. Expanded treatment options include pelvic floor exercise and biofeedback therapy.

The Latest Advances In Robotic Assisted Surgery

Hennepin Healthcare offers the latest advances in robot assistive urology surgeries with the da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Our urology team has extensive experience utilizing this system for minimally invasive surgeries. The da Vinci system offers the surgeon a higher degree of precision, greater 3D visualization, enhanced maneuverability of surgical instruments, and the ability to access difficult-to-reach anatomy within the body.

There are a number of potential patient benefits to robot-assisted surgery, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Fewer complications, including less risk of infection
  • Faster return to normal activities due to small incisions and less surgical trauma

The most common urology procedures that can be performed utilizing the da Vinci procedure include:

  • Prostatectomies
  • Nephrectomies
  • Partial nephrectomies
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Reconstructive surgery of the kidney