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Learn more about the innovative research and outstanding care we offer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Urology. Our mission is to provide outstanding care for patients of UW Health Urology, to improve quality of life for those with urologic conditions, and to shape the future of urology through education and research.


Dr. Stephen Y. Nakada, MD, Chairman, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Urology


Message from the Chairman


I am most delighted to introduce you to the first report of the Department of Urology. Urology became the 16th department at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in July 2008. The blend of our new clinical and research programs and our tradition of patient-centered urologic care led to this important designation. Read more


- Dr. Stephen Nakada, MD 


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UW Health urologists

The Future of Urologic Surgery - Robotics


Our urologists perform hundreds of prostatectomies annually. Our techniques help spare both the muscle that controls urination and the nerve bundles responsible for sexual function. Read more



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UW Health pediatric urologist Bruce Slaughenhoupt with a young patient

Providing Excellent Care for Our Littlest Patients

Our pediatric urologists care for children with a broad range of urologic issues - from congenital anomalies to urinary issues. Read more


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Learn about treatment of Pediatric Kidney Stones and read an article about the rise of this disease.


 UW Health urologist Dan Williams

Improving Male Sexual Health


Our Male Sexual Health Program offers state-of-the-art medical and surgical therapies to restore erectile function. Read more



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video icon Watch videos of Dr. Dan Williams discussing many male sexual issues



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Easing the Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


BPH affects approximately 10 percent of men per decade of life. At UW Health, we've seen significant advances in treatment. Read more





 Robert and Dolores Schnoes

Supporting Discovery


Robert (Bob) and Dolores (Jinx) Schnoes endowed the urologic research chair to support innovative research that may provide new insights into disease and treatments. Read more 


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