UF Health Shands Hospital recognized for
high performing care of urology by U.S. News & World Report.
UF Health Shands Hospital recognized for
Urology at UF Health Medical Plaza offers a comprehensive set of solutions for our patients of all ages, ranging from traditional to state-of-the-art and excellent post-surgical care.
Urology is a surgical subspecialty that manages the diseases of the urinary tract. Management can be either surgical or medical or both. The urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the adjacent adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, male prostate, urethra and male testicles. Disease entities include infections, inflammation, cancer, and acquired or congenital defects that affect these organs. In particular this includes urinary and prostate infections, kidney stone disease, erectile dysfunction, cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testes, infertility, benign prostate hypertrophy, and incontinence. The general urologist specializes in the careful diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the urinary tract. Urologic specialists are also available to participate in individual patient management. Disease management can be either chronic or acute.
UF Health Urology – Medical Plaza is staffed by professionals adept at the diagnosis and management of the entire spectrum of urologic disease. Central scheduling assures an appointment with the appropriate specialist. Care is compassionate, thorough and individualized with timely communication shared with your primary physician including recommendations for treatment.
Robotic & Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
Since 1990, laparoscopic and more recently robotic surgery has become main stream as minimally invasive surgical alternatives for many urologic conditions including both benign and cancerous conditions. In most cases, laparoscopic and robotic surgery has resulted in:
- Less pain and scarring
- Less blood loss
- Fewer blood transfusions
- Less risk of infections
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activities
University of Florida Urologic Cancer Center
The University of Florida Urologic Cancer Center at UF Health Shands Hospital provides a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, adrenal gland, testis and penis. Patients referred to the UF Urologic Cancer Center receive prompt evaluation and coordinated, compassionate cancer care by a multidisciplinary team of highly trained UF physician specialists and healthcare professionals from the departments of:
- Radiation Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Social Services
Conditions & Services
- Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) - resources
- Bladder cancer
- Enlarged prostate
- Female Urology
- Kidney stones
- Male Infertility
- Penile cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Prostate cancer - resources
- Renal and urological disorders
- Renal pelvis or ureter cancer
- Robotic and Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sexual problems overview
- State-of-the-Art Minimally Invasive and Robotics Surgeries
- Testicle pain
- Urinary incontinence
- Urologic Evaluations
- Urologic Oncology
- Urologic Stone Disease
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Urology – Medical Plaza, please contact 352-265-8240.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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