A CU Medicine provider.
A diagnosis of cancer is awful. I view the patient relationship as a partnership and focus on educating in clear terms. I try my best to give every patient the time they deserve. We use a team approach to provide the very best cancer care!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, long-distance running, snowboarding, and biking.
Qualifications and experience
- Cancers, Cancers - Kidney Cancer, Cancers - Prostate Cancer, Cancers - Testicular Cancer, Cancers - Urologic Cancer, Men's Health, Men's Health - Prostate Conditions, Surgery, Surgery - Robotic Surgery, Surgery - Urologic Surgery, Transgender Health, Urologic Oncology, Urology
- Languages spoken
- Clinical interest for patients
My main interests are robotic or daVinci surgery for prostate or kidney cancer. I have done over 1000 robotic prostate removals (as of 2020). I care a great deal about doing a good job with this operation including nerve-sparing surgery when appropriate. I also specialize in complex abdominal surgery for metastatic testicular cancer. This operation is called Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection or RPLND.
Testimonial from a prostate cancer patient:
"Please feel free to use my story as needed to reassure future Prostate Cancer victims...and Radical Prostatectomy candidates/patients in general...that there is indeed life after a cancer diagnosis and that a Prostatectomy (at least one done with your skills) won't keep them from taking on strenuous physical challenges."
I also treat men with enlargement of the prostate gland. I perform a number of procedures including Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate or HoLEP. HoLEP is a great operation for men with prostate enlargement.
- Research interest for patients
I focus on studying quality of life outcomes for patients with prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The ultimate goal is a patient that survives the cancer and returns to a "better than" normal state. A cancer diagnosis is an opportunity to engage in other healthy behaviors.
- UCHealth strongly encourages you to consult with your health insurer to determine accurate information about your coverage and benefits for a particular health care service provided at a UCHealth facility. Read more here.