Progressnotes - October/November 2012
- About MUSC Health
The Department of Urology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is among the top 25% of the nation’s urology programs, according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report. Department Chair Thomas E. Keane, MBBCh, FRCSI, FACS, oversees a team of 12 nationally recognized faculty members, two fellows, and three other health care professionals. These providers, in collaboration with MUSC colleagues in other disciplines, provide the full spectrum of care in adult and pediatric genitourinary (GU) medicine and surgery. The Department has developed minimally invasive surgical approaches to reconstruction and cancer treatment for adults and pediatric patients, including perineal and robotic prostatectomies, cystectomies, and cryotherapy/brachytherapy. The multidisciplinary MUSC Bladder and Pelvic Health Program is a regional and national program for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all non-cancerous disorders of the pelvis. The Department also treats pediatric neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction. Through research, patient care, and the training of tomorrow’s specialists, the Department of Urology seeks to improve health throughout the Southeast.
Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Pediatric Urology, Andrew A. Stec, M.D., performed the first reported modified YDL bladder neck reconstruction in a pediatric patient with the exstrophy-epispadias complex using robotic surgery.
A five-year study of a group of prostate cancer patients who received a new kind of radioactive seed therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is showing positive preliminary results.
Thomas E. Keane, MBBCh, Chair of the Department of Urology, leads advances in minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries.
MUSC has set up a state-of-the-art spina bifida center to care for children from throughout the state of South Carolina.