MUSC background

Department of Urology

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.

Program Highlights

Pediatric Urology at MUSC

Andrew A. Stec , M.D.

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.

MUSC-Developed Seeding Technique for Treating Prostate Cancer

David T. Marshall , M.D., M.S.

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.  

Treating Patients with Genitourinary Deformities

Thomas E. Keane , MBBCh, FRCSI, FACS

Thomas E. Keane, MBBCh, Chair of the Department of Urology, leads advances in minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries.

Comprehensive Care for Patients with Spina Bifida

J. Todd Purves , M.D., PHD

MUSC has set up a state-of-the-art spina bifida center to care for children from throughout the state of South Carolina.  

 

Faculty Leadership

Thomas E. Keane, MBBCh

Thomas E. Keane, MBBCh

Surgical urologic oncologist and nationally recognized researcher,  Thomas E. Keane is the Chair of the Department of Urology at MUSC.