Penn State Hershey Urology

The staff of this division diagnose and treat diseases and conditions involving the urinary tract. We have special interest in treating patients with urinary tract and genital cancers, pediatric urology, kidney and bladder conditions, infertility, impotence, and incontinence. Shock-wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy (internal examination of the bladder, kidney and ureter [the tube carrying urine from the kidney to the bladder] with a small scope), with laser lithotripsy are available for non-surgical treatment of kidney stones.

How can you decrease your risk for Breast and Ovarian CancerWomen: Here's to your Health to air on abc27 Thursday, October 23

Take time to take care of your health. abc27 is teaming up with Penn State Hershey Medical Center to discuss comprehensive women's health issues. Watch Women: Here's to Your Health on abc27 on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. This show is for women of all ages featuring Penn State Hershey specialists and women from our community. Call and talk one-on-one with specialists on our panel during this live call-in show.

  • Learn how a small device - similar to a heart pacemaker - relieved a Camp Hill woman's overactive bladder.
  • Learn how surgery to remove excess bowel helped a Lancaster County woman return to the pool.
  • Hear two breast cancer survivors talk about life after diagnosis, survivorship and everything in between.
  • Meet Dr. Kristine Widders, Penn State Hershey's newest breast surgeon.

Click here to submit questions for our team and be sure to watch on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 to hear the answers.

Screening and awareness contribute to fewer prostate cancer deathsJay Raman, M.D.

Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening. Learn more here from urologist Jay Raman, M.D.

At Penn State Hershey, you'll find that our surgeons have advanced disease-specific training and are experts in their individualized fields. Because they practice at an academic medical center, they diagnose and treat some of the most complex cases around. Their experience speaks volumes.

Interested in meeting the surgeons behind the hands? Watch video interviews here with some of our surgeons.

Vanessa Elliott, M.D.Control for an Overactive Bladder

Dr. Vanessa Elliott used an implantable device called InterStim to treat patient Jennifer Pottle's urgency and frequency of urination - both of which she thought would never stop ruling her life. Read Jennifer's story and learn more about InterStim therapy. Watch a video featuring Dr. Elliott here.




Urologic Cancer SurgeryJay Raman, M.D.

Jay Raman, M.D. is confident in both his experience and outcomes. The surgical tools he first used as a medical student at Cornell University spawned his interest in minimally invasive surgery and robotics. Raman is one of three surgeons who is part of the urologic cancer tumor board in which specialists from different areas of expertise review patient cases to determine the best treatment for each individual rather than a generic, one-size-fits-all approach. He not only encourages patients to contact his recent post-operative patients to learn about their experience, but also to seek a second opinion to reaffirm that surgery is the right decision.

Click here for more videos featuring prostate cancer survivors and other members of our urologic cancer team.

Our goal is to restore our patients and their families to wholeness, both emotionally and physically, while helping them live with the diagnosis of cancer. We encourage you to connect with other cancer patients, caregivers, family and friends at any of our support groups. Share your experiences with others living with cancer, and hear practical, up-to-date information from our cancer care teams, including what to expect during treatment, how to manage treatment side effects, and more. Click here for a complete list of support groups.