A New Model of Urological Health Care

There's a new medical of urological care on the horizon - one where as a patient you don't worry about what "ologist" you're going to see, or driving hundreds of miles to find help.

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari, the new chair of the Urology department at University Hospitals Case Medical Center aims to create the first Urological Institute that focuses on cross-discipline training in pelvic surgery, oncology, and more to help aging populations facing incontinence and other urological problems.

What Dr. Daneshgari is doing is putting all of the medical procedures and services related to one condition and putting them under the same roof.  For instance, if you're incontinent you may end up seeing both a gynocologist and a urologist.  The current focus is sub-divided by specialty - but do patients really   care what kind of doctor is helping them?

From the article:

The urology institute will take its care-giving to Northeast Ohio communities. “We will have a bladder control clinic. We will have an organ prolapse clinic. We will have a pelvic pain clinic. We will have a prostate cancer clinic,” Daneshgari said. “You don’t have to figure out which ologist has to see you. That’s a promise.”

Dr. Danesghari is actively recruting doctors to his Urology Institute, and so far has recruited several including:

  • Dr. Lynn Woo — urology
  • Dr. Adonis Hijaz — female pelvic surgery
  • Dr. Jeanette Potts — pelvic pain
  • Dr. Rabii Madi — robotic oncology surgery
  • Dr. William Larchian — urological oncology
  • Dr. Robert Abouassaly — urological oncology
  • Dr. Melvin Lajin — erectile dysfunction

This new model of medicine puts the focus on training doctors and helping patients get the correct care they need, when they need it.  In a world with a growing need of incontinence help, this is a bright step in the future of urological medicine - and maybe for medicine as a whole.