About the Department
The Department of Urology at Loyola is widely recognized as one of the top urology programs nationwide. Loyola's urologists have intense dedication to providing the highest quality care while preserving the individuality, privacy and dignity of each patient. Our department includes specialists in adult urology, pediatric urology, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery , urologic trauma and reconstruction and research scientists. Services include a comprehensive array of general urology, tertiary and subspecialty care for adults and children.

General urological care includes treatment for a wide spectrum of diseases, such as urinary tract infections, evaluation for urologic cancers (including prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, adrenal, etc.), pain or swelling of the scrotum or testicles, kidney stones, urinary incontinence and sexual difficulties. Special expertise in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is available. The department also offers special expertise in complex urological problems, such as treatment for voiding dysfunction with a neurological condition, such as stroke, spina bifida or spinal cord injury; urinary and penile prosthesis; and extra-corporeal lithotripsy, a noninvasive treatment for kidney stone disease.

Specialty Divisions

  • Urologic Oncology
    Patients receive multidisciplinary care for all genito-urinary cancers, including leading edge treatments such as radiation seed implants and laparoscopic cryosurgery to treat kidney cancer.
  • Male Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction
    The latest technologies are used to treat male infertility and sexual health, such as vasoepididymostomy for vasectomy reversal after 10 years or more, and microscopic sperm retrieval.
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
    The center is a national model for integration of urogynecologists and urologists in the care of female incontinence pelvic prolapse and other pelvic disorders.
  • Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery
    Loyola has the largest endourology practice in the Chicago area and offers minimally invasive treatments that are not performed at most area hospitals. Bladder problems, kidney stones, kidney tumors and even kidney donations are being approached with minimally invasive techniques.
  • Renal (Kidney) Transplantation
    Loyola has had an active kidney transplant program for more than 25 years.
  • Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction
    Specialists in the management of traumatic injuries to the kidney, ureter, bladder, and genitals.
  • Research
    The department is involved in health-care research for adrenal cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, female incontinence and pediatric urge incontinence. Urologists also are conducting basic science research in stress urinary incontinence, urinary retention after spinal cord injury, and monitoring of bladder pressure in patients with spinal cord injury or congenital conditions.

Locations and Contacts
A full spectrum of urology services is available in Maywood at:

Services also are offered at the following Loyola sites:

If you know the physician you would like to make an appointment with, call 888-LUHS-888.

Doctors and Health Information

Robert C. Flanigan, MD