Peace of Mind Starts Here


Men are finding solutions and a new outlook in the care of
GW Hospital specialty urologists.

The George Washington University Hospital has expanded its capabilities in urology to include specialty services previously difficult to find in the Washington, DC metro area. These services include penile reconstruction for conditions that include trauma and infection, as well as prosthesis for severe cases of erectile dysfunction (ED). Another, more commonly seen condition that can cause great distress for men is curvature of the penis.

Paul Rusilko“When collagen or scar tissue forms, it can cause a curvature dramatic enough to disrupt sexual function,” says urologist Paul Rusilko, DO. “If the curvature is modest, it can be treated with plication surgery, or small adjustments. If it is severe, it might require skin grafting, which we do here at GW Hospital.”

The urology staff also handles prostate cancer treatment, from removal of the prostate gland and realignment of the bladder to treating complications that can occur from radiation such as incontinence or nerve damage. A major specialty for the group is disease of the urethra, and specifically strictures, which is when scar tissue forms on the urethra post-surgery or after radiation therapy. This condition, when advanced, can make urination difficult.

“In severe cases, we take tissue from another part of the body and construct a new urethra,” says Dr. Rusilko.

He explains there is a strong psychological element to all these surgeries. Because of that, an evaluation by a counselor and psychological therapy are part of the care GW Hospital provides.

“These issues not only affect sexual health, but also self image,” says Dr. Rusilko. “We know how important it is to treat the whole patient.”

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Free Prostate Cancer

Men between the ages of 40 and 70 can get a free prostate cancer screening the third Friday of every month from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the MFA Ambulatory Care Center, 22nd and I Streets, NW (one block from the Foggy Bottom Metro, Blue and Orange Lines).

Call 202-741-3106 to schedule an appointment.

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