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Male Urology


The Department of Urology

Male Urology

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For men experiencing problems with urination, erectile dysfunction, incontinence, infertility or other prostate or genitourinary problems, help can be found within the Center for Male Urology.

The Department of Urology at UCLA is one of the oldest, most progressive and comprehensive urology programs in the country. Faculty members within the UCLA Department of Urology have been on the forefront of developing new treatments and cures for male urological problems for over half a century. These include:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that affects at least 50 percent of American males over the age of 50. BPH is often associated with a higher incidence of lower urinary tract symptoms. New treatments that rely more on drug therapies and less on surgery have helped the advance treatments available for BPH at UCLA.
  • Infertility, defined as the failure of a couple to conceive within one year of intercourse without contraception. About half of all cases of infertility are due to factors in the male, such as problems with sperm production, blockages of the vessels that deliver sperm, hormonal disorders, and problems within the testicle itself. Specialists at UCLA utilize the new methods of testing and treatment for issues affecting sperm quality and quantity.
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED), defined as the inability for a man to achieve and maintain penile erection for satisfactory sexual activity. About 10 percent of all men will experience difficulty in attaining or maintaining an erection at some point in their lives. Jacob Rajfer, M.D. was actively involved in the research that led to the development of Viagra, which was related to his research on the role of nitric oxide in getting and maintaining an erection. Urologists at UCLA continue to be at the forefront of developing new tests and treatments for ED.

Nationally Acknowledged Excellence

The Prostate Cancer Program at UCLA is a nationally acknowledged center of excellence as designated by the National Cancer Institute, which awarded it the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) designation in 2002—one of only 11 in the country.  The state of California has acknowledged UCLA's leadership in the fight against prostate cancer by awarding the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Department of Urology contracts totaling more than $89 million to administer IMPACT, a statewide prostate cancer awareness and treatment program targeting uninsured and underinsured men.

Innovative Research

UCLA urologists have developed less invasive treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. Research conducted by some of our noted faculty members helped lead to the development of Viagra, the most advanced treatment to date for erectile dysfunction.

Telephone Number
(310) 794-7700 Appointments and information

Provider Specialty
Leff, David MD Urology
Marks, Leonard MD Urology
Orecklin, James MD Urology
Rajfer, Jacob MD Urology
Reiter, Robert MD Urology
Saigal, Christopher MD Urology
Smith, Robert MD Urology

Body System Locations
Kidneys and Urinary System
Male Reproductive System

Age/Sex Gender
Men's Health


Clark Urological Center - Westwood
Peter Morton Medical Building
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA 90095
  Frank Clark Urology Center - Santa Monica
1260 Fifteenth St., Ste. 1200
Santa Monica, CA 90404