Number of Fellows: 1 – 2
Program Description: The specialty of our fellowship is in the management of cancer survivor patients needing procedures such as implantation of artificial urinary sphincter prosthesis, male sling, urinary diversions, fistula repair, urethroplasty, ureteral reimplantation, and complex pelvic reconstruction.
Procedures completed during the fellowship may include AUS, male sling, urethroplasty, urinary diversion and urinary diversion revision, fistula repair, ureteral reimplantation.
We concentrate on the care and outcomes of care in male and female cancer survivors. We specialize in research and descriptive analysis of those patients requiring reconstructive surgery after prior treatment for all pelvic malignancies including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Examples of the recent projects our group has addressed include the following:
- Study of the frequency of urethral strictures following AUS procedures.
- Resolution over time of urinary retention after male sling surgery.
- Recognition of pubic bone osteomyelitis and pubosymphyseal urinary fistula as a complication in cancer survivor patients.
The Duke fellowship participates in the GURS match system.