Alan Wein, MD, PhD (Hon), chief of the division of urology, is featured in an NBC10 story about the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine prostate cancer screening for men using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.
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Millions of men and women in the United States
suffer from some form of a urologic condition.
While these disorders strike people of all ages,
they occur more frequently in middle-aged and
older adults. Penn specialists provide care for
the simplest urologic problem to the most complex,
Penn Urology is a leader in minimally invasive
and noninvasive procedures, including robotic-assisted
surgery and endourology.
Endourology, which uses small fiberoptic scopes
that can be passed through the urethra to visualize
the lining of the urinary tract from kidney to
bladder, allow Penn physicians to treat urethral
obstruction, enlarged prostate, bladder tumors
and urinary stones without incisions. Thin, flexible
instruments including lasers, graspers, miniature
stone retrieval baskets, special scalpels and
cautery, can be advanced through the scope to
perform the procedures.
U.S. News & World Report ranked our hospitals the highest in the region for urology. Overall, our clinical specialties have been consistently ranked among the nation's best.
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Physicians & Providers
At Penn, we make it a priority to establish
an effective relationship with our patients and
provide excellent care. If you have questions
about your urology problems, we are happy to
discuss them with you. We will do our best to
make your visit useful and productive.
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and the urologic system.