What is Urology?
Urology is the branch of Surgery that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Medical professionals specializing in the field of urology are called urologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with urological disorders.
Urinary obstruction, prostate enlargement (BPH), erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, urinary tract calculus disease (stones), and bladder, prostate, testicular and kidney cancer all make up a large portion of urologic practice. Some other common conditions treated by urologists are urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted disease and injury to urologic organs. The organs covered by urology include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and the male reproductive organs (testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis).
At Thorek Memorial Hospital, we have many talented Urologists on our Medical Staff.
Click here to see a complete list of Urologists affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital.
If you are interested in learning more about Thorek’s urological services and UIC Urology Clinic,
please call the Ambulatory Care Center at (773) 975-6775.
The UIC Urologists at Thorek include:
Leslie Deane, M.D.
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Deane is Board Certified in Urology, by the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada. He is highly specialized in the use of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Before joining UIC, Dr. Deane completed a fellowship in Laparoscopy and Endourology at the University of California, Irvine. He joins the Thorek Memorial Hospital Medical Staff with an impressive background of research and publications.
Stewart Lipson, M.D.
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Lipson is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and trained on using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Dr. Lipson completed his medical degree at the University of Health Sciences at the Chicago Medical School and he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at UIC.
Eli Michaels, M.D.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dr. Michaels is Board Certified in Urology, and joins Thorek with extensive experience, education and training. Dr. Michaels completed a Urology residency, followed by a Urologic Research Fellowship at Northwestern University. In addition, Dr. Michaels has held many academic positions, such as Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology at Northwestern University.