We are leaders in minimally invasive urologic surgery!

Tulane Urology has a long tradition of providing minimally invasive diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures. As the first urologic robotic surgical team in the entire Gulf South, Tulane Urology, having acquired the da Vinci robot in 2002 and the da Vinci Si-HD in 2009, has been the go-to-place for advanced robotic procedures such as radical prostatectomies, radical cystectomies, robotic partial nephrectomies, robotic pyeloplasties, robotic nephrectomies, and more. Since being the first in the entire Gulf South to introduce urologic laparoscopy, Tulane Urology has been the most experienced center for basic and advanced urologic laparoscopic procedures. Since 1982, Tulane Urology has been the destination for percutaneous nephroscopy and related procedures for management of kidney stones, tumors, and urinary track obstructions such as ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). In addition, since 1994, Tulane Urology has been at the forefront of providing rigid and flexible ureteronephroscopic procedures for management of stones, obstructed uropathy, and transitional cell carcinomas of the upper urinary tract.

Urologic Prosthetics

Since 1988, Tulane Urology has developed a reputation for management of erectile dysfunction, using penile prosthetics. This treatment modality has positioned Tulane as among the leading centers in the country for urologic prosthetic surgery.


The section of Andrology provides the residents with training in microsurgery (mainly vasovasostomy, vasoepididymostomy, etc.).

Perineal surgery

Tulane Urology is a center for perineal surgery as it relates to radical perineal prostatectomy (for select cases of prostate cancer) and perineal urethroplasty procedures for reconstruction of the urinary tract (primarily for trauma victims).

Wide variety of patient care options

Affiliated with numerous hospitals and clinics, including Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, the Children’s Hospital, the University Medical Center New Orleans, Tulane University Lakeside, West Jefferson Medical Center, Touro, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, Tulane Urology offers a broad spectrum of patient care options, therefore providing a comprehensive training for residents.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Tulane Urology provides the most current urologic technology including:

  • The da Vinci Xi-HD robot
  • Two fixed ESWL units (Dornier-HM3, Medstone, and the portable Litho-Diamond)
  • Holmium Laser
  • Lasers for prostatectomy (Revolix and the PVP Greenlight)
  • Full range of rigid and flexible cystoscopes, ureteroscopes, and nephroscopes
  • Endoscopic fragmentation devices such as lasers, ultrasonic lithotriptors, and the Cyberwand
  • Operating microscopes
  • State-of-the-art fluoroscopic urodynamics
  • Fully functional andrology laboratory with semen analysis