Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence

As pioneers in the treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancer, the team of experts at John Wayne Cancer Institute's Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence are available to give you the personalized care required to meet your unique needs. You will find comfort in knowing that our team will focus on a cure while minimizing pain, discomfort and complications. We specialize in minimally invasive treatment that uses robotics and other leading-edge technology.

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JWCI’s Urology and Urologic Oncology Doctors Doctors at JWCI’s Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence review lab results Timothy G. Wilson, M.D. and Kayla T. Tran, ACNP A doctor performs surgery at JWCI’s Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence Doctors review lab results at JWCI’s Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence Doctors comparing notes at JWCI’s Urology and Urologic Oncology Center of Excellence

Introducing Ceevra: Advanced Visualization for Kidney Cancer through Mobile 3D Imaging

We are the first center in California to utilize Ceevra’s 3D surgical planning application as standard practice for patients undergoing a radical or partial nephrectomy (surgical removal of a tumor from a kidney). The Ceevra 3D digital images, optimized for viewing from mobile devices and in virtual reality, help surgeons plan and perform complex operations, and help patients better understand their condition and proposed course of treatment.

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Introducing Ceevra - Advanced Visualization for Kidney Cancer through Mobile 3D Imaging

Robotic Surgery

Our physicians use the da Vinci Si and Xi robots for the surgical treatment of urologic cancers. We have leaders in this field with expertise in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancer. Our team includes a world-renowned surgeon who pioneered robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer. We approach urologic cancer care with a personal commitment to each patient and a passion for constant innovation for the best possible outcome.

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Surgical robot

Groundbreaking Technology: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment For Prostate Cancer

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Los Angeles is the first center in the U.S. to offer a non-invasive, outpatient prostate cancer treatment using the new Focal One breakthrough HIFU technology. As a first-line diagnostic tool, it has become universally used to identify tumor localization and guide biopsy in order to improve their detection rate and remove the tumor.

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Focal One for non-invasive, outpatient prostate cancer treatment

Personalized Care

Our surgeons and physicians are pioneers in the treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancer. Watch our video to learn more about how we provide personalized patient centered care to meet your unique needs.

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Urology Physicians

Clinical Trials

Under the leadership of Timothy G. Wilson, M.D., professor and chair of urology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, we conduct extensive research on bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancer. Our goal is to find better treatments and possibly cures for urologic cancers, which strike close to half a million people annually.

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Research

Our program is continuing to refine standard treatments for urologic cancers, while working alongside researchers to pursue new discoveries and advances that will not only improve care of our patients, but patients around the world.

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Testimonials

If you are looking for a doctor who cares and is able to utilize the latest technology to diagnose your symptoms go see Dr. Linehan. She is the best at what she does, compassionate, intelligent and caring. I’m thankful and blessed to have her as my doctor.

Urology patient

Dr. Linehan is the best doctor I have ever encountered. She takes time to talk to you about your diagnosis and does it in a way you understand. I trusted her with my life and would do so again in a heartbeat.

Urology patient

Dr. Timothy Wilson is the finest surgeon I have ever met. He’s considered an expert by his peers, a gifted surgeon by his colleagues and a humble doctor by his patients.

Urology patient

Dr. Wilson cured the prostate cancer. His hands are angelic and he’s a complete gentleman. He has great bedside manners and has a lot of patience and answers all your questions.

Urology patient

Dr. Twardowski is probably the best doctor I have ever had. He is also one of the nicest people I know. I am delighted he is my Urologist!

Urology patient

I went to see Dr. Movassaghi for a men’s health checkup. I never felt rushed and I felt like there was a lot of good attention and thoughtful analysis on me, the patient. Very highly recommended.

Urology patient

Dr. Movassaghi is the most compassionate, thorough, intelligent and caring doctor we have encountered. Although he is a surgeon, it seems the last thing he wants for you (the patient) is surgery. He discusses all aspects of every procedure before going forward. Technically, he is brilliant, but equally important is his care and compassion.

Urology patient

Dr. Kelly is wonderful. He allows enough time to explain what is happening and listens to the patient. He considers what is best for the person in front of him. He offers different options to consider if there are areas that can be handled in a different way.

Urology patient

In April of 2015 while the Bentonville, Arkansas high school baseball team was in the midst of its battle to the state championship, their assistant coach, Curt Yarrington had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dr. Timothy Wilson, Professor and Chair of Urology & Urologic Oncology at JWCI performed Curt’s surgery using the da Vinci robot, a minimally invasive procedure. Curt is now cancer free and in honor of bringing awareness to prostate cancer, both baseball teams wore baseball caps with blue ribbons to support the fight against prostate cancer.

Watch the full video to see baseball rivals coming together to support prostate cancer.