The Peter D. Fugelso, M.D., Urology Center
As a Center of Excellence, the
Urology Service offers proven expertise and superb results. An experienced, patient
focused team uses the best of recent medical technology, including state-of-the-art
treatment modalities, to eliminate pain and treat disorders.
Among the Center's outstanding programs is a
Kidney Stone Service, the busiest in the western United States, treating over 900 cases per
year. More than 99% of patients are treated on an outpatient basis. Some
95% of those treated for kidney stones will not have a recurrence within
three months of treatment; many have no recurrence at all. National retreatment
rates for lithotripsy run as high as 35%.
The Center has introduced a high dose radiation (HDR) implant program as
a treatment option for patients with prostate cancer. In the near future,
Good Samaritan Hospital will add a transurethral microwave thermography
program, as an adjunct treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
How you can help the Peter D. Fugelso, M.D., Urology Center
For a physician referral, call 1-800-GS-CARES.
The Center is named for the late Peter Fugelso, M.D., a pioneer in the
use of percutaneous approaches and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy.