Overview

From routine management of painful urinary tract infections to state-of-the-art robotic cancer surgery, the doctors of UofL Physicians–Urology offer the full range of urological care for adult and pediatric patients. A pioneer in robotic-assisted urologic surgery, UofL Physicians–Urology provides treatments that are difficult to find elsewhere in the Louisville region, including minimally invasive surgery, trauma surgery and reconstruction—as well as the finest in highly skilled general and pediatric urological management.

Our urologists combine leading edge patient care with the dedication to deliver the finest in customer service. Our physicians listen to the needs and concerns of each patient and their families. We are teachers and researchers with the University of Louisville, so we also understand the importance of explaining every step in the process. Our patients and their families are partners with our physicians in the development of their health care plan.

Diseases & Conditions

The UofL Physicians–Urology practice treats the full range or urological disorders, including:  

  • Bladder problems
  • Urinary tract disorders, including urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence and pain
  • Kidney disorders, including kidney stones
  • Disorders of the adrenal glands
  • Disorders of the male reproductive system, including enlarged prostate
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Pediatric urological problems
  • Urologic cancer
  • Trauma and reconstruction
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Treatments & Services

General urology

UofL Physicians-Urology provides medical management and surgical treatment, for disorders of the bladder, kidneys, gall bladder, urinary tract and the male reproductive system, as well as elective procedures such as vasectomies.

Endourology 

UofL Physicians – Urology is at the forefront of minimally invasive surgical options for a variety of male and female urologic conditions including urinary stone disease, adrenal disorders and kidney, bladder and prostate cancer. Minimally invasive surgery offers both adult and pediatric patients shorter hospitalizations and a reduction in recovery time. 

  • Additional benefits of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Shorter operation time
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced pain and use of pain medications
  • Minimal incisions and smaller scars

Urologic cancer treatment

UofL Physicians–Urology offers surgery and medical management of cancer of the bladder, kidney, urethra, prostate and testicles by a fellowship trained urologic oncologist who provides treatment at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in a multidisciplinary setting.

Urologic trauma and reconstruction

Our practice offers the only fellowship-trained trauma and reconstruction specialist in the multistate region. A highly specialized field of urology, reconstructive urology restores functionality to various structures of the genitourinary tract. Prostate procedures, trauma (auto accidents, gunshot wounds, industrial accidents, straddle injuries, etc.), disease, obstructions, blockages (e.g., urethral strictures), and occasionally, childbirth, can require reconstructive surgery.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

UofL Physicians – Urology offers minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery options for a variety of male and female urologic conditions. Revolutionary surgeries performed with the da Vinci® robot surgery system include: radical cystectomy, prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and ureteral reimplantation. Robotic-assisted surgery options are available for both adults and pediatric patients. 

Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery

Single-port laparoscopic surgery is literally performed through a single port or incision in a patient’s umbilicus (belly button). Our surgeons are among only a handful across the nation now performing these procedures. In fact, we were the first in Louisville to remove a kidney using a keyhole incision in the belly button.

Urodynamics

Urodynamic studies are among the most definitive test for diagnosing the source of symptoms involving the lower urinary tract, including the bladder and urethra. These tests help determine the anatomic or neurologic source of symptoms such as leakage, frequent urination, problems starting a stream, dribbling, painful urination, problems completely emptying the bladder and recurrent urinary tract infections. This testing can be performed in our office by our urodynamicist.

Biofeedback for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a number of conditions that impact muscles associated with bowel and bladder control, pelvic and spinal support and sexual functioning. These conditions include: overactive bladder syndrome (urinary urgency), bowel and bladder incontinence (leakage), chronic constipation, management of prostatectomy before and after surgery, detrusor instability (bladder spasms) and pelvic pain. 

Biofeedback is a painless process that uses special sensors and a computer monitor to display information about the patient’s muscle activity. This helps the patient gain sensitivity and, with practice, control over pelvic floor muscle function. 

Providers

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Kellen B. Choi, D.O., FACOS

Specialty Areas: Urology
Areas of Interest: Reconstructive Urology | Female Urology | Complex Voiding Dysfunction | Robotic Surgery

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Urology
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 520
Louisville, KY 40202
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Jamie Messer, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Urology | Cancer
Areas of Interest: Urologist | Urologic Oncology | Urothelial Carcinoma | Renal Cell Carcinoma

Primary Practice Location

UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 Jackson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202
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Murali Ankem, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Urology | Cancer
Areas of Interest: Urologist | Minimally Invasive Urology | Stone Disease | Robotic Surgery

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Urology
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 520
Louisville, KY 40202
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Ahmed Haddad, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialty Areas: Urology | Cancer
Areas of Interest: Urologist | Urologic Oncology | Robotic Surgery

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Urology
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 520
Louisville, KY 40202
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Carolyn Williams, APRN, CURN

Specialty Areas: Urology
Areas of Interest: Family Nurse Practitioner | Certified Urologic Nurse

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Urology
UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Suite 520
Louisville, KY 40202

Locations & Contact

UofL Physicians – Urology

UofL Health - Chestnut Street Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street Suite 520
Louisville , KY 40202
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UofL Physicians – Urology

UofL Health - James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street 2nd Floor
Louisville , KY 40202
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Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.

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