• Urologic Surgery

    Surgical and medical treatment for diseases of the urinary tract system and male reproductive organs

  • Urologic surgery is the integration of surgical activities in the branch of medicine concerned with the anatomy, physiology, disorders, and care of the urinary tract in men and women and of the male genital tract, primarily for the treatment of obstructions, dysfunction, malignancies and inflammatory diseases. Common urologic procedures include:

    • da Vinci ® Laparoscopic Prostatectomy
    • Open Radical Prostatectomy
    • Prostate Biopsy
    • da Vinci® Laparoscopic surgery for Kidney Conditions
    • da Vinci® Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
    • Cystectomy (bladder removal with reconstructive neo-bladder)
    • Male Sterilization (vasectomy)
    • Cystoscopy
    • Urodynamics Study
    • Interstim® (sacral nerve stimulation)
    • Transvaginal Taping (sling procedure)
    • Prolapse Repair Surgery
    • Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT)
    • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
    • Laser Vaporization of the Prostate
    • Laser Procedures for Kidney Stones, including:
      • Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy
      • ESWL (Shock-Wave Lithotripsy)
      • PUL (Percutaneous Ultrasonic Lithotripsy)

    Today, surgery is less traumatic, with shortened hospitalizations. Minimally invasive surgeries are the norm in many cases, with new laparoscopic procedures developed each year. Laparoscopic surgery is effective for many kidney tumors and kidney removal (nephrectomy), lymph node excision, prostate and ureteral cancers, as well as incontinence, urological reconstruction, kidney stones, and some cases of bladder dysfunction. 

  • Meet Our Doctors

    • Kristopher Atzeff, M.D.

      Dr. Kristopher Atzeff is a board-certifed urologist whose practice includes all aspects of general urology. His clinical research has been debuted in his professional presentations to the Wisconsin Urological Society on the topics of Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Renal Tumors and the Morbidity of Prostate Brachytherapy. Dr. Atzeff has served as a Diplomate on the American Board of Urology since 2004.

      Dr. Atzeff completed his urology residency at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2002. He is described by his patients as being patient-centered and attentive to patients’ needs while simultaneously addressing patient concerns with strong clinical recommendations.

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    • Justin Cohen, M.D.

      Dr. Justin Cohen is a board-certifed urologist whose practice includes all aspects of general urology. Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from Yale University, graduating cum laude. He remained at Yale for his internship where he was awarded the Ira S. Goldenberg Award for “Most Outstanding Surgical Intern.”

      Dr. Cohen continued at Yale for his residency where he served as Chief Resident specializing in adult and pediatric urology and was awarded the “Ohse Foundation Research Award.” Dr. Cohen also specializes in vasectomy and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). In 2016, Dr. Cohen was awarded “Physician of the Year” by Advocate Condell Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is passionate about providing the highest quality personal care to his patients.

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    • Ronald Kim, M.D.

      Dr. Ronald Kim is a board-certifed urologist who completed his residency in adult and pediatric urology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. His practice includes general urology with a primary focus in laparoscopic, minimally-invasive robotic surgery of the prostate and kidney.

      Dr. Kim also focuses in the areas of female incontinence, kidney stone disease and minimally invasive management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). He serves as an official proctor for Intuitive Surgical for new da Vinci® robotic surgeons.

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    • Juzar Jamnagerwalla, M.D.

      Dr. Jamnagerwalla is a fellowship-trained urologist whose clinical interests include all aspects of general urology with special interest in female pelvic medicine and incontinence, male health, kidney stones, and urological oncology and robotic surgery; including bladder, prostate, kidney and testicular cancer.

      He was raised in Hoffman Estates and received his medical education at Stony Brook University in New York, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then went on to complete his residency in adult and pediatric urology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and pursued additional fellowship training in urological oncology and robotic surgery at the City of Hope cancer center in Los-Angeles.

      His research interests are mainly in the field of female pelvic medicine and urological oncology. He has published peer-reviewed articles regarding female pelvic medicine, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and pediatric urology; additionally, he has written several book chapters including surgical techniques for robotic surgery. He has presented his research extensively at national meetings.

      In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two young daughters.

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