Our one-year fellowship provides a comprehensive training environment in all areas of minimally invasive procedures. Urology of Virginia, where fellows train, operates a high-volume robotic and laparoscopic center. In 2000, our program became one of the first to adopt the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Our successful laparoscopic program includes donor nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, adrenalectomy and cryoablation.
As a participating program in clinical trials for the Zeus Robotic Surgical System, our practice was among early adopters for robotic surgical assistance. Our da Vinci Surgery program allows for minimally invasive operations in radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, sacrocolpopexy and pyeloplasty.
Our program is located in the heart of the Stone Belt, where the incidence of kidney stones is high. As such, the fellow has exposure to a variety of simple and complex stone cases. Fellows have access to the latest ureteroscopic techniques and will learn how to perform percutaneous renal access. The fellow will perform metabolic evaluations and learn the latest in medical management of stone disease.
Our fellows work with our seven fellowship-trained urological oncologists and endourologists. Our fellows are part of the faculty and run a weekly half-day clinic. Additionally, they have limited call responsibilities (on average one or two weekdays per month and 5-6 weekends) during their one-year fellowship.
Our fellows have been very productive academically. Our research team supports more than 30 clinical trials. We have a state-of-the-art outcome database. Our research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Urology and Journal of Endourology and been cited in USA Today and Reuters. We have a nationally recognized proteomics lab with numerous projects available for fellow participation.