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 >
Ja-Hong Kim, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, along with her surgical team at the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA, completed the first single-port robotic sacrocolpopexy surgery in September of 2020 for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, an uncomfortable condition that occurs in women when the tissue of the pelvic floor no longer support the pelvic organs (such as the uterus or bladder). These organs drop (prolapse) downward from their normal position and cause several issues. This new surgical approach requires only one incision, offering patients rapid recovery and improved cosmetic benefits. UCLA Urology is the first in Southern California to utilize this innovative technology for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. FDA approval for this use is pending.
UCLA Urology has long worked to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our faculty and training programs, to bring high-quality care to traditionally underserved communities, and to right the injustices and inequities that persist in health care. However, as long as these problems remain we must look inward and determine how we can all do better. Toward that end, the department has established a Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, co-chaired by Drs. Stanley Frencher and Jesse Mills and includes more than a dozen students, staff, trainees, and faculty members. The current issue of our newsletter describes the ongoing process of the Task Force to engage in honest conversation, identify challenges and implement recommendations to tackle systemic racism. Above all, the goal is to foster a culture in which diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are part of the fabric of the department. To learn more >
UCLA Urology counts on your generous support to sustain our outstanding and innovative clinical, research and education programs, allowing us to continue our important work of healing humankind, one urologic patient at a time.
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).