DEPARTMENT OF UROLOGY

Faculty Bio

  • thompson photoIan Thompson, M.D.

    Professor
    Glenda and Gary Woods Distinguished Chair in GU Oncology

    Email: thompsoni@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-5643
    Clinical Telephone: 210-450-9600
    Academic Fax: 210-567-6868
    Clinical Fax: 210-450-9657
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Ian Thompson received his undergraduate degree from West Point and his M.D. degree from Tulane University. After a Residency in Urology in San Antonio, he completed a fellowship in Urologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Thompson has published over 400 scientific papers, several dozen book chapters, and has edited five textbooks in medicine and surgery. He previously served as Chair the Residency Review Committee for Urology and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Early Detection Research Network of the National Cancer Institute. He previously served as the President of the Society of Urologic Oncology, the international association of physicians who conduct research and who provide care for patients with urologic malignancies. He currently serves as Chair of the Genitourinary Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group, the largest clinical trials organization supported by the National Cancer Institute. He has served as a Visiting Professor at most major academic institutions in the U.S. as well as at many leading cancer centers in Europe, Asia, Central and South America, as well as Australia.

    Dr. Thompson is the Principal Investigator of the San Antonio Center for Biomarkers Of Risk of Prostate Cancer. This cohort study, with up to 8 years of followup, currently follows over 3,600 men for development of prostate cancer and has been the source of many recent important developments in the early detection of prostate cancer. He is the Principal Investigator of the Program Project Grant, "The Biology of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial", a large, multi-institutional, multi-national scientific collaboration investigating the causes and possible prevention opportunities for prostate cancer. He was the primary coordinator of the 18,882-subject Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial and has been Principal Investigator or a co-investigator of several large national clinical trials. The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, was the largest prostate cancer study ever conducted for prevention of prostate cancer and demonstrated that the medication, finasteride, was associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. He was elected in 2009 as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology.

    Dr. Thompson retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army, serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center as well as Commander of the 41st Combat Support Hospital. He served in Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a General Surgeon in a Combat Support Hospital during Operation Desert Storm/Shield.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Thompson's primary expertise is the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Urologic malignancies including tumors of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testis and male genitalia. He is an internationally recognized expert in these tumors and patients and physicians seek his advice for the care of the most complex problems.

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links at this website to make an appointment or simply call (210) 450-9600. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the additional items:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other scans you have had. These should be the actual films themselves. Dr. Thompson prefers to examine the films himself in addition to examining the radiology reports.
    • Any records related to any pathology reports.
    • All pertinent laboratory test information.
    • A listing of all of your medications and dosages is also very important.

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at the time maximizes this likelihood.

    For almost all visits, Dr. Thompson encourages family members, especially spouses or parents, to come the first time. It helps to have a 'second set of ears' as issues are discussed.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Thompson or one of his colleagues who, as necessary, will contact Dr. Thompson. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Thompson seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and both letters and full data of the visits are returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-1100 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

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  • basler photoJoseph W. Basler, PhD, M.D.

    Professor, Residency Program Director
    Chief, Section of Urology at South Texas VA Health Care System

    Email: basler@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-5644
    Clinical Telephone: 210-617-5171
    Academic Fax: 210-567-5977
    Clinical Fax: 210-949-3311
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Basler received his undergraduate and MD degrees from University of Missouri. Between these, he completed his PhD in Molecular Biology at the State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y. After a Residency in Urology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, he was recipient of a 3 year American Cancer Society Career Development Award in Urologic Oncology and stayed on Faculty at Washington University from 1990 through 1998. In 1998 he joined the Faculty of the UT Health Science Center Division of Urologic Surgery as Associate Professor. After the Division of Urology became the Department of Urology, Dr. Basler was promoted to Professor. Dr. Basler has published numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and has edited a textbook on Urologic Oncology in addition to serving as scientific reviewer for several prominent urologic journals. He currently serves as Chief of Urology at the South Texas Veterans Administration Health Care System and is Program Director for the UT Health Science Center Department of Urology. He is also currently President of Texas Urologic Society, representing over 400 member Urologists.

    Dr. Basler is the Principal Investigator of several Southwest Oncology Clinical Trials open at the UT Health Science Center and STVAHCS campuses and serves on the national coordinating committee for a large VA Cooperative Trial in treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Basler's primary expertise is the diagnosis and treatment of urologic malignancies including tumors of the prostate, kidney, bladder, testis and male genitalia. He serves as primary consultant in the GU Tumor Clinic at the South Texas Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital. Other expertise includes Endourologic procedures, stone management, treatment of Peyronnie’s disease and general urology.

    New Patients

    Dr. Basler works primarily at the VA and as such limits his practice to Veterans. If you are a Veteran and would like to make an appointment, you may either visit the links at this website to make an appointment or simply call (210) 617-5300 x14888. Please bring along:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other scans you have had. These should be the actual films themselves or CD’s containing the images.
    • Any records related to pathology reports.
    • All pertinent laboratory test information.
    • A listing of all of your medications and dosages is also very important.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Basler is available as a consultant to assist other physicians in the care of their patients in the VA system. He may be reached at 210-617-5171.

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  • arisco photoJavier Hernandez, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Email: hernandezj7@uthscsa.edu
    Phone: (210) 567-5643
    Fax: (210) 567-6868
    Location:
    Faculty Profile

     

    Biosketch

    Dr. Javier Hernandez earned his B.S. (Concentration in Chemistry) from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. He completed his Urology Residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium – SAUSHEC – (Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Medical Center) in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Hernandez then went on to complete a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During his Fellowship training Dr. Hernandez also completed a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Hernandez is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology. In 2011, Dr. Hernandez retired after 20 years of dedicated service in the United States Army in various positions of increasing responsibility culminating as the Program Director for the SAUSHEC Urology Residency Training Program. Dr. Hernandez deployed to Iraq in 2010 where he served our nation as Urology Theater Consultant for U.S. forces deployed to the Iraq Theater of Operations.

    Dr. Hernandez currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Hernandez is actively involved in various research endeavors on the early detection of prostate cancer. He was a contributing member of the American Urological Association Guidelines Panel on Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer (2004 – 2007) and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Hernandez is a member of the American Urological Association, Society of Urologic Oncology, Société Internationale d’Urologie, and the Society of Government Service Urologists.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Hernandez has an interest in all aspects of general urology as well as a particular interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of urologic malignancies including tumors of the kidney, bladder, prostate, testis and male genitalia. Dr. Hernandez performs surgery at the UT Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center, University Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa Northwest Hospital, and the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Hernandez sees patients in clinic at the Audie L. Murphy Veteran’s Hospital, and at the UT Medicine Medical Arts and Research Center.

    New Patients

    To make an appointment at the UT Medical Arts Research Center, you may either visit the links on this website or simply call 210-450-9600. To schedule an appointment at the Audie Murphy Memorial Veteran’s Hospital, please call 210 617-5300 ext. 14888. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the following additional items:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging you have had. These should be the actual films themselves or compact discs with electronic digital images. Dr. Hernandez will examine the films himself as well as review the radiology reports.
    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging you have had. These should be the actual films themselves or compact discs with electronic digital images. Dr. Hernandez will examine the films himself as well as review the radiology reports.
    • All pertinent laboratory test information. A listing of any medications and dosages you take regularly.

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at that time maximizes this likelihood.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Hernandez or one of his colleagues who will contact Dr. Hernandez as necessary. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Hernandez seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and a dictated letter of the visit will be returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-5676 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and Our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

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  • kraus photoStephen R. Kraus, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Professor
    Head, Section of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
    Vice Chairman, Department of Urology
    Holder of the Hans H. Scharringhausen Professorship in Urology

    Email: Krauss@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-5676
    Clinical Telephone: 210-450-9600
    Academic Fax: 210-567-6868
    Clinical Fax: 210-450-9657
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Kraus is a Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he heads the section of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology, and Voiding Dysfunction. In addition, Dr. Kraus heads the Neuro-Urology & Urodynamics Unit at the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital and serves as medical director of the South Texas Pelvic Floor and Bladder Center.

    Dr. Kraus is actively engaged in research in the fields of urinary incontinence, urodynamics and voiding dysfunction. He serves as principal investigator for a variety of studies and research grants including the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Health/ National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney diseases. He has authored or co-authored many journal articles and he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in research and teaching.

    Dr. Kraus completed his undergraduate education at Brandeis University in Waltham MA. He then received his MD from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (UMDNJ), after which he completed his residency in urology, also at the UMDNJ. He completed a fellowship in Neuro-Urology, Incontinence, and Urodynamics at the Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kraus is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of: the American Urological Association, Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, Geriatric Urology Society, American Urogynecologists Society and the Texas Urological Society where he also serves on the Executive Committee.

    Dr. Kraus also has strong interests in education. He is Program Director for the 2 year Fellowship in Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction at UT Health Science Center. In addition, Dr. Kraus serves on the American Urological Association Urology Core Curriculum Section for Neuropathic Bladder as well as the Education Committees for both the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology and the Texas Urological Society.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Kraus’ primary expertise is in the evaluation and management of urinary incontinence, complex voiding disorders and neurogenic bladder conditions in both women as well as men. In addition, Dr. Kraus manages incontinence and other problems after prostate cancer treatment.

    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Prostate and other male problems related to urination
    • Urinary retention
    • Neurogenic bladder (for example: due to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke)
    • Female Urologic problems (incontinence, prolapse, urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis
    • Problems after prostate cancer treatment (incontinence, voiding problems, erectile dysfunction)

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links at this website to make an appointment or simply call 210-450-9600. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the additional items:

    • Any urology related tests you may have had including: urodynamics, recent X-rays, CT scans etc. Please bring the reports as well as the actual films or urodynamic tracings since Dr. Kraus likes to review them himself.
    • All pertinent laboratory test information.
    • A listing of all of your medications and dosages is also very important.

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at the time maximizes this likelihood.

    For almost all visits, Dr. Kraus encourages family members, especially spouses or parents, to come the first time. It helps to have a 'second set of ears' as issues are discussed.

    If you are traveling a long distance, it is often helpful to have your referring physician or provider forward your records or even discuss your case with Dr. Kraus ahead of time. This might allow us to obtain or coordinate additional tests so we can maximize the efficiency of your visit.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Kraus or one of his colleagues who, as necessary, will contact Dr. Kraus. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Kraus seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and both letters and full data of the visits are returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-5676 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

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  • peppas photoDennis S. Peppas, M.D.

    Professor

    Email: peppasd@uthscsa.edu
    Phone: (210) 450-9600
    Fax: (210) 567-6868
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Dennis Peppas completed both a Research Fellowship and Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. After completing his fellowship at Johns Hopkins he returned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he served in positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as the Chief of the Urology Service from 1999 until his military retirement in 2004. He is a recognized national author and authority in Pediatric Urology. Dr. Peppas has written several book chapters, numerous publications and given copious presentations in his specialty. In addition, Dr. Peppas is a consultant and reviewer for pediatric articles in "The Journal of Urology" and "Urology", and has been a Guest Editor for "Dialogues in Pediatric Urology".

    Role in Residency Training Program

    Dr. Peppas serves as Chief of Pediatric Urology in the Department of Urology at UT Health Science Center. His primary practice is located at Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital.

    His responsibilities include overall supervision of Urology residents who rotate through Christus Santa Rosa, to include the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of the pediatric age (birth to eighteen) patient with urologic problems. In addition, Dr. Peppas gives monthly lectures and sponsors a monthly city-wide pyelogram conference dedicated to Pediatric Urology.

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  • rodriguez photoRon Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chairman and Professor

    Email: rodriguezr32@uthscsa.edu
    Phone: (210) 567-5643
    Fax: (210) 567-6868
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Ronald Rodriguez received his B.S. degree in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984. He obtained his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in 1990, and his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1992 as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. After medical school, Dr. Rodriguez entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1992, and completed his residency and fellowship training in 1998. He subsequently stayed on faculty at Johns Hopkins from 1999-2012. During his last seven years at Johns Hopkins, he was the program director for urology training. In January 2013, he left Johns Hopkins to become the Henry B. and Edna Smith Dielmann Memorial Professor of Urologic Science, and the Chairman of the Department of Urology. Dr. Rodriguez is a highly experienced urologic surgeon with expertise in urologic oncology, particularly focusing on prostate and kidney cancer. He is a world expert in the use of cryoablative technologies for kidney and recurrent prostate cancer and performs both open and laparoscopic surgery. He conducts basic research in a variety of urologic conditions and his research group is internationally recognized in the development of adenoviral gene therapy for urologic malignancies. He continues to oversee a basic research group and has a clinical practice focused on urologic cancer.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Rodriguez’s has clinical expertise in a wide range of urologic conditions including Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), urinary voiding difficulties, and disorders of the adrenal, kidney, ureters, bladder, prostate and testes. His primary focus is on diseases of the prostate, kidney and bladder, including cancer arising from any of these organs. He is an expert at prostate cancer detection and treatment, and while he was at Johns Hopkins had developed the largest cohort of patients in the world treated for kidney cancer by cryoablation. He continues to treat urologic cancers and develop new and improved methods of assessing and treating a variety of urologic conditions, including renal cysts, adrenal nodules, renal tumors, and prostate disorders. Dr. Rodriguez performs surgery at the UT Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center, University Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa Northwest Hospital, and the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez sees patients in clinic at the UT Medicine Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC).

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links on this website or simply call 210-450-9600. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the following additional items:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging you have had. These should be the actual images themselves on CD-ROMs (compact discs) in DICOM format. Dr. Rodriguez will examine the images himself as well as review the radiology reports.
    • Any records related to prior medical treatment or surgery on your urogenital system (e.g. clinic records and operative reports)
    • All pertinent laboratory test information including any stone analyses or 24-hour urine results
    • A listing of any medications and dosages you take regularly

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at that time maximizes this likelihood.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Rodriguez or one of his colleagues. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Rodriguez seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and a dictated letter of the visit will be returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-5643 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and Our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

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  • rozanski photo Thomas A. Rozanski, M.D.

    Professor Department of Urology

    Email: rozanski@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-1100
    Clinical Telephone: 210-450-9600
    Academic Fax: 210-567-6868
    Clinical Fax: 210-450-9657
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Rozanski received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his M.D. degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed a Residency in Urology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, a fellowship in Reconstructive Urology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and is board certified in Urology. In July 2004, Dr. Rozanski completed a distinguished 21 year career in the United States Army. During his military career, COL Rozanski was the Chief of Urology and the Residency Program Director at Brooke Army Medical Center, and the Urology Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. In addition to his military academic medicine responsibilities, he is a decorated veteran having deployed multiple times with tactical medical units serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Bosnia. Dr. Rozanski is currently a Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Rozanski has published over 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has authored eight textbook chapters. He is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, the Society for Pediatric Urology, and the Society of Government Service Urologists.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Rozanski’s practice incorporates all aspects of general urology, as well as reconstructive and female urology. Dr. Rozanski has specialized expertise in the surgical management of male urethral stricture disease, female incontinence, reconstruction procedures and genitourinary trauma. His practice routinely involves these commonly-encountered problems as well as the most complex of patients who are referred from throughout Texas and the southern United States. Dr. Rozanski provides inpatient care and performs surgery at University Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa Northwest, and the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital.

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links at this website or simply call 210-450-9600. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the following additional items:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging you have had. These should be the actual films themselves or disks with electronic digital images. We prefer to examine the films ourselves in addition to reviewing the radiology reports.
    • Any records related to prior medical treatment or surgery on your urogenital system (e.g. clinic records and operative reports)
    • All pertinent laboratory test information
    • A listing of any medications and dosages you take regularly

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at the time maximizes this likelihood.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Rozanski or one of his colleagues, who as necessary will contact Dr. Rozanski. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Rozanski seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and a dictated letter of the visit will be returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-1100 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

    Role in Residency Training Program

    Dr. Rozanski works directly with all of the faculty members and is extensively involved in the education of residents and students, including didactics, conferences, clinical care and surgical procedures. He actively teaches endoscopic and open surgical skills with all levels of urology residents, as related to reconstructive and general urologic cases. He is the director of the rotating PGY1 (internship) program for the Urology Department.

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  • tseng photo Timothy Tseng, M.D.

    Assistant Professor Department of Urology

    Email: tsengt@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-1100
    Clinical Telephone: 210-450-9600
    Academic Fax: 210-567-6868
    Clinical Fax: 210-450-9657
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Timothy Tseng received his A.B. degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University. He then obtained his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine where he also completed his Urology Residency. After residency, Dr. Tseng completed a fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopy at the University of California San Francisco where he received specialized training in performing complex minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of conditions such as kidney tumors, ureteropelvic junction obstructions, and urinary stones. Dr. Tseng has extensive training in pure laparoscopic procedures such as nephrectomy and pyeloplasty and both endoscopic and percutaneous procedures for the treatment of urinary stones, cancers of the lining of the kidney, and urinary blockages. Dr. Tseng is one of the few Urologists in the United States who performs his own percutaneous access to the kidney for the removal of large kidney stones. In addition, Dr. Tseng has specialized training in metabolic stone evaluations for the prevention of future stone episodes. Dr. Tseng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and authored several book chapters.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Tseng’s expertise is in the evaluation and management of urological conditions that can be treated in a minimally invasive fashion. Dr. Tseng manages all aspects of urinary stone disease from diagnosis to acute surgical intervention to long-term management for the prevention of future stones in both adults and children. Dr. Tseng also performs minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of kidney tumors, kidney cysts, and blockages of the urinary tract due to conditions such as UPJ obstruction and benign enlargement of the prostate. Dr. Tseng performs surgery at the UT Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center, University Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa Northwest Hospital, and the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Tseng sees patients in clinic at the UT Medicine Medical Arts and Research Center.

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links on this website or simply call 210-450-9600. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the following additional items:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging you have had. These should be the actual films themselves or compact discs with electronic digital images. Dr. Tseng will examine the films himself as well as review the radiology reports.
    • Any records related to prior medical treatment or surgery on your urogenital system (e.g. clinic records and operative reports)
    • All pertinent laboratory test information including any stone analyses or 24-hour urine results
    • A listing of any medications and dosages you take regularly

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at that time maximizes this likelihood.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Tseng or one of his colleagues who will contact Dr. Tseng as necessary. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Tseng seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and a dictated letter of the visit will be returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-1100 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

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  • svatek photo Robert S. Svatek, M.D.

    Assistant Professor Departments of Urology and Pediatrics

    Email: svatek@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-5676
    Clinical Telephone: 210-450-9600
    Academic Fax: 210-567-6868
    Clinical Fax: 210-450-9657
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Robert S. Svatek earned his B.A. in Biology at The University of Texas at Austin in May 1998 and Doctorial of Medicine degree at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas in May 2002 both with Highest Honors. He completed his General Surgery internship and Urology residency, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas from July 2002 June 2007. Dr. Svatek continued his Clinical Fellowship and Research in Urologic Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from July 2007 to June 2010 at the same time earned his Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research Investigation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine. Major area of interest is in identifying and testing novel therapies for patients with bladder cancer. In addition, he is interested in improving the quality of surgical care for patients undergoing major surgery for invasive bladder cancer.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Svatek’s expertise is in the evaluation and management of urologic cancers, with a primary focus on patients with bladder cancer. He performs both robotic and open surgery for bladder cancer. He utilizes a comprehensive care plan for patients with bladder cancer that sometimes requires coordination with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, or both. Dr. Svatek performs surgery at the UT Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center, University Hospital, Christus Santa Rosa Northwest Hospital, and the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Svatek sees patients in clinic at the UT Medicine Medical Arts and Research Center.

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links on this website or simply call 210-450-9600. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the following additional items:

    • Any recent X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging you have had. These should be the actual films themselves or compact discs with electronic digital images. Dr. Svatek will examine the films himself as well as review the radiology reports.
    • Any records related to prior medical treatment or surgery on your urogenital system (e.g. clinic records and operative reports)
    • All pertinent laboratory test information. A listing of any medications and dosages you take regularly.

    If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9600 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at that time maximizes this likelihood.

    You may find this at our web site but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9600. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Svatek or one of his colleagues who will contact Dr. Svatek as necessary. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Svatek seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and a dictated letter of the visit will be returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9600 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-5676 can be used during weekdays.

    Our Promise and our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have an overarching goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment while providing this care in a very personal manner.

  • arisco photoAmy M. Arisco, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    Section of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction

    Email: arisco@uthscsa.edu
    Academic Telephone: 210-567-5676
    Clinical Telephone: 210-450-9900
    Academic Fax: 210-567-6868
    Clinical Fax: 210-450-9901
    Faculty Profile

    Biosketch

    Dr. Arisco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she is part of the Section of Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction. She provides care for patients with complex urologic problems at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital, University Hospital and in the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital System at the Santa Rosa Northwest and Westover Hills locations.

    Dr. Arisco is actively engaged in research in the fields of urinary incontinence, Urodynamics and voiding dysfunction with the goal of bettering care of both men and women with urologic problems in the future while providing excellent care in the present.

    Dr. Arisco completed her undergraduate education at Austin College in Sherman, TX before receiving her MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in the year 2000. She completed her 6 year Urology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before moving to San Antonio for further subspecialty training in Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Voiding Dysfunction. After completing this fellowship, she joined the clinical faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center in the Department of Urology. She is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, and the Society of Women in Urology.

    Patient Care

    Dr. Arisco’s subspecialty expertise is in the evaluation and medical and surgical management of urinary incontinence, voiding disorders and neurogenic bladder conditions in both men and women. Dr Arisco manages incontinence and other related problems after prostate cancer treatment including prosthetic surgery for both incontinence and impotence in men.

    • Urinary Incontinence in men and women
    • Prostate and other male problems related to urination
    • Urinary retention
    • Neurogenic bladder (for example: due to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.)
    • Female Urologic problems (incontinence, prolapse, urinary tract infections, interstitial cystitis.)
    • Problems after prostate cancer treatment (incontinence, voiding problems and erectile dysfunction.)

    Dr. Arisco believes the strength of the University Urology Specialists group lies in the depth of subspecialty training among its’ specialists. After careful and thoughtful evaluation, she may refer certain patients to other urologists in the group to ensure the best care for a given condition. Urologic cancer represents an example one area where this may be the case. After diagnosis of a urologic cancer condition, Dr. Arisco may recommend further referral to another urologist with extensive subspecialty training and experience in the care of patients with urologic cancers at the Cancer Treatment and Research Center. The entire group operates on the principle of providing the best care possible for a given urologic condition which ensures excellence in patient care.

    New Patients

    To make an appointment, you may either visit the links at this website to make an appointment or simply call 210-450-9900. We will make every effort to make a convenient appointment for you. Prior to your visit, we ask that you complete our initial visit form that details all aspects of your medical history as well as your current problems. Please fill out this form as completely as possible. When you come, we ask that you bring with you the additional items:

    • Any urology related tests you may have had including: Urodynamics, recent X-rays, CT scans etc. Please bring the reports as well as the actual films or Urodynamics study since Dr. Arisco likes to review them herself.
    • All pertinent laboratory test information.
    • A listing of all your medications and dosages is also very important.
    • If you are not certain what to bring, either (1) call us at 210-450-9900 for advice or (2) bring all of your records with you. We want very much for your first visit to be as informative as possible and having all of this information at the initial visit maximizes the likelihood of this happening.

    If you are traveling a long distance, it is often helpful to have your referring physician or provider forward your records or even discuss your case with Dr. Arisco ahead of time. This might allow us to obtain or coordinate additional tests so we can maximize the efficiency of your visit.

    After hours contact information: You may find this at our web site, but, when in doubt, simply call 210-450-9900. The answering service will put you in touch with either Dr. Arisco or one of her colleagues who, as necessary, will contact Dr. Arisco. To the extent possible, the faculty members of the Department of Urology want to know if their patients are having any problems and make themselves as accessible as possible. If you are having a medical emergency, it is best to call 911.

    Healthcare Professionals

    Dr. Arisco seeks to assist other physicians in the care of their patients. Consultations are made as rapidly as possible and both letters and full data of the visits are returned quickly to referring physicians. Should a fellow physician have a question concerning patient management, all physicians of the Department of Urology encourage telephone calls to discuss issues. The 210-450-9900 clinic number is an excellent 24-hour number. For academic issues, 210-567-5676 can be used during regular business hours.

    Our Promise and our Goal

    All of the members of the Department of Urology feel that care of our patients is a privilege and a responsibility. We take this responsibility very seriously and have a core goal of providing the most state-of-the-art care for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of urologic treatment in a very personal manner.

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