Research and Innovation


Research is how we learn about the causes, prevention and treatment of disease and disorders; clinical trials are how we evaluate the effectiveness of new forms of treatment. The result of this work is innovation in patient care: new medications; new forms of therapy; new techniques and equipment to help people overcome their problems.

Research is a key component of the work of Strong Health urologists. As part of a leading academic institution, their view of urology encompasses everything “from the bench to the bedside.” It starts at the laboratory bench where they conduct research, and moves eventually to the patient’s bedside, where that research finds its practical application.

Our Researchers

Currently, Strong Health urologists and researchers are investigating (and in many cases conducting clinical trials of new approaches to) a wide range of subjects, including:

We have also conducted many clinical trials in the past.

Innovations in Patient Care

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Among the many innovations in patient care we offer, the most important may be the almost routine use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. These involve making very small incisions and using tiny instruments with attached mini-cameras, allowing doctors to see the surgery on monitors. Some minimally invasive procedures involve no incisions at all; the tiny instruments are inserted into natural body openings.

Minimally invasive surgery means:

  • faster recovery
  • less post-operative pain
  • smaller scars than traditional surgery

Our pediatric urologists are now looking at a procedure for treating vesicoureteral reflux (a congenital abnormality that causes urine to flow from the bladder back to the kidneys) that takes thirty minutes of outpatient surgery instead of three days in the hospital.

Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

Strong Health urologists are among the nation’s leaders in pioneering and performing laparoscopic prostatectomy using the da Vinci™ Robotic Surgical System, which is proven to remove the cancer just as effectively as the open procedure, and reduces the risks of complications such as incontinence and impotence.

Participate in a Clinical Trial…

Being involved in a clinical trial can be a rewarding experience. View the trials we are actively recruiting for to see if you would be a good candidate.
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