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 >
UCLA Urology completed its first single-port robotic surgery in March of 2020, the first in Los Angeles to utilize this innovative technology. The da Vinci robotic systems utilize telemanipulation, which allows surgeons to remotely control instruments from a console, mimicking the movements of the human hand. The new SP (single-port) model is the most advanced of its kind, deploying three fully wristed instruments and a flexible camera through a single channel. Arnold Chin, MD, PhD, a UCLA urologic oncologist, used the new robotic system in a radical prostatectomy.
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Dr. Mark Litwin, Chair of Urology and co-director of the UCLA Gender Health Program, has been awarded funding to assess the experiences of trans and gender-diverse individuals’ ability to access medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This patient population is particularly vulnerable to healthcare disparities, which has been compounded by the pandemic. The ultimate goal of this research study is to develop strategies for intervening in moments of crisis to improve access to care and mitigate negative impacts for our trans and gender-diverse patients. The grant was received from the David Geffen School of Medicine COVID-19 Oversight Research Committee, charged with coordinating all UCLA research aimed at addressing this public health crisis.
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).