Urology Care for Men in Washington, D.C.
Urology care is vital to men’s overall health. Our friendly staff can help and put you at ease. GW Hospital offers advanced technology and specialized services, like sexual health and fertility.
Conditions We Treat
We can help diagnose, treat and manage many conditions, including:
- Adrenal cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, penile cancer, prostate cancer, renal pelvis cancer, testicular cancer and ureteral cancer
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Chronic prostatitis pain
- Complications after prior radiation or surgery
- Impotence/erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease
- Kidney stones
- Male infertility
In-Person and Virtual Urology Appointments
We are ready to see you in person, and we also offer quality care through our virtual health services. With GW Virtual Health, you can see a doctor via your mobile phone, computer or tablet, wherever you are.
To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, please fill out our general appointment form or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS.
Advanced Technology and Minimally Invasive Treatments
Non-surgical and surgical treatments are available, including minimally invasive options. GW is home to the region’s first robotic-assisted da Vinci® Xi® Surgical System for prostate surgery. Minimally invasive procedures use smaller incisions, and patient benefits may include:*
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stays
- Quicker recovery times
Services We Provide
Men's Sexual Health Services
GW is the only local hospital offering comprehensive services for men’s sexual health and fertility. We diagnose and treat conditions such as erectile dysfunction, infertility, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), urinary tract infections and more. We also provide pelvic floor and vasectomy services.
We offer complete care, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up support. Patients receive a personalized treatment plan.
For patients with prostate cancer, GW Hospital offers targeted biopsies using MRI-guided fusion technology. This means your doctor can pinpoint the suspicious area for a more accurate reading. Patients on radiation can benefit from SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel and SpaceOAR Vue™, an injection that can help reduce the side effects of radiation.
Our da Vinci™ Prostatectomy technology enables surgeons to remove the prostate gland and/or tumor with small incisions. When surgery is not an option, patients can undergo cryotherapy for prostate and kidney cancer. This minimally invasive procedure freezes cancer cells to kill them.
Many men over the age of 50 encounter the common problems of an enlarged prostate. Our treatments include medications and minimally invasive therapy.
GW Hospital is one of the first hospitals in Washington, D.C. to offer aquablation therapy. This treats lower urinary tract symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. It uses water delivered with robotic precision for targeted, controlled and immediate removal of prostate tissue. No incision is made, as the prostate is reached through the urethra.
Kidney Stone Treatment
For men with kidney stones, we offer minimally invasive treatment with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). This uses high-frequency ultrasound to break up large kidney stones into tiny particles that can be passed.
Peyronie’s Disease Treatment
This condition occurs when scar tissue, or plaque, develops under the skin of the penis. The result is a curvature of the penis, which can make erections and sexual intercourse painful. It can lead to erectile dysfunction. GW Hospital offers nonsurgical and surgical treatment for Peyronie’s disease.
Patient Story: Jeffrey Gray
Jeffrey Gray is a prostate cancer survivor, thanks to the minimally invasive surgery he received from urology specialist Michael J. Whalen, MD, at the GW Cancer Center. Now he’s back to doing the things he loves. Watch as he tells his story.
Podcast: What the New Prostate Screening Guidelines Mean for Men’s Health
Learn about the newly updated prostate screening guidelines in this health education podcast. The guidelines advise a shared decision making process between patients and their providers.
*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic-assisted or minimally invasive surgery is right for you.