UCLA Urology is ready and prepared to welcome back all patients for routine and urgent urological care. This includes patients who would like to schedule an urgent or elective procedure, as well as those who require urgent or ongoing attention for the full range of urologic conditions. Keep your health care on track and schedule your in-person or video visit appointment today >
Testicular Cancer primarily affects young adult men and, fortunately, is very treatable. In most cases, it is curable, but self-exam is key for early diagnosis. For professional baseball player, Connor Joe, cancer was discovered in 2020 during a physical exam while in Spring Training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Following surgery with Dr. Mark Litwin, Chair of UCLA Urology, and chemotherapy, Connor is cancer-free and playing baseball with the Colorado Rockies. Joe now hopes to use his platform to raise awareness about testicular cancer among young men. Watch and read Connor's story >
EDI work being done by UCLA Urology Resident
In April 2021, the UCLA Hospital and Clinic System launched the Health Equity Pitch Contest, a showcase of the important work advancing health equity by UCLA Health faculty, staff, students, and community partners. The contest is part of the second round of the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge. Health equity is a new category in the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge, providing opportunities and funding to tackle challenges in vulnerable populations. Desiree Sanchez, MD, UCLA Urology resident and Abhishek Venkataramana, a medical student at DGSOM, received a $15,000 award for “AccessiHealth,” an app-based project and pipeline program. Congratulations!
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The UCLA Urology Telemedicine Expert Second Opinion Program offers patients around the country access to our faculty, who are national leaders in all aspects of Urology. If you desire an expert second opinion consult, call 833-UCLA-URO (833-825-2876).