Endourology

While fulfilling our Mission, we aim to be role models and exemplary members of the Department and University communities. We will excel in all four aspects of academic medical practice: clinical care, research, education, and professional service.

Click here for the Division of Endourology's full mission statement.

The U-M Department of Urology has long been a pioneer and innovator in endourology. In fact, several important laparoscopic procedures and clinical studies (including the first randomized trial of laparoscopic nephrectomy) were first performed here at Michigan.

Sample photo
 

Today, our Division of Endourology is among the largest in the country — with five urologists who specialize in adult endourology, and another (based in our Pediatric Division) who specializes in pediatric endourology.  Each year, we perform more than 1,000 uretroscopic and percutaneous procedures, including the treatment of calculi and the endurologic management of tumors and strictures.

For the highest-quality urinary stone care, excellent surgical treatment is not enough. Ours is a comprehensive kidney stone center; we have great interest and expertise in the metabolic evaluation and treatment for urinary stone prevention. Our Division is also very proud of our standardized management protocols including ones for pre- and post-operative management of patients undergoing ureteroscopy, percutaneous surgery, and extra-corporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

We also have a very active laparoscopic and robotic surgery program. In 2014 we performed nearly 300 laparoscopic or robotic upper urinary tract procedures. Our most common laparoscopic/robotic operations are partial nephrectomy and pyeloplasty.

William Woodruff Roberts, M.D.

Professor, Urology
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Chief, Division of Endourology
Endourology Fellowship Director, Urology