Rush University Urologists provide a comprehensive approach to the care and treatment of urological diseases and disorders, offering compassionate, individualized care in complex and deeply personal situations. The practice's clinical team is on the leading edge of treatment for urological cancers, erectile dysfunction, prostate disease, kidney disease, stone disease, male infertility and male and female urinary dysfunction. Team members are highly skilled in the most state-of-the-art technology and techniques, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries that allow patients to return to normal activity more quickly than with traditional therapies.
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2016 RUU/SUNA Chicago Metro Conference: Hands-On Simulation Skills Lab
2016 RUU/SUNA Chicago Metro Conference: Hands-On Simulation Skills Lab
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-ruusuna-chicago-metro-conference-hands-on-simulation-skills-lab-tickets-21066571683
≈ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET≈
- Registration Fee
- Conference Bag
- Education Materials
- Hot Breakfast & Hot Lunch
- 6.5 Continuing Education Credits
- The SUNA Guide to Urologic Medications
≈ Going Beyond The
On behalf of our program co-hosts, Rush University Urology
(RUU) and the Chicago Metro Chapter of the Society of Urologic Nurses and
Associates (SUNA), we invite you to this one of a kind Chicagoland conference.
The 2016 RUU/SUNA Hands-On Simulation and Skills Lab will be held Saturday, May
14 in the Searle Conference Center at Rush University Medical Center in
This will be a collaborative effort to provide hands-on
training for all levels of nurses, students, technicians and other urologic
health care professionals. The RUU/SUNA conference will allow you to network
with urologic health care professionals from across the Chicago Metro area,
along with our expert faculty in what will undoubtedly be the most invigorating
conference of the year.
The RUU/SUNA conference is designed as a unique opportunity
for urologic nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical
assistants and urologic associates who are interested in updating both their
clinical understanding and their everyday practice skills. Through didactic
presentations, and the hands-on simulation and skills lab, attendees will
interact with expert sub-specialists from Rush University Urology to gain
The breakout sessions will present tips, techniques and
other evidenced-based practices including urology anatomy and physiology,
simulation of catheterization and cystoscopy, specimen collection, illial
conduit, nephrostomy tube care and preparation of a surgical sterile field. In
addition to the breakout sessions, didactics will cover incontinence, prostate
cancer, genetic markers and stone disease.
Didactics and Hands-On Simulation Skills Lab
Sponsored Hot Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am
Katherine Marchese, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CUNP
8:45am – 9:45am
Key Note Address
Past, Present and Future of Incontinence
Vic Senese, BSN, RN, CURN
SUNA, Past President
9:45am – 10:45am
Prostate Cancer: Current Evaluation and Management
Leslie A. Deane, MB.BS, FRCSC, FACS
Sponsored Coffee Break
Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer
Andrea Strong, RN, BSN
1:30pm – 2:30pm
The Stone Age - Stone Disease
Katherine Marchese, ANP,-BC, CWOCN, CUNP
2:30pm – 2:45pm
Katherine Marchese, ANP,-BC, CWOCN, CUNP
2:45pm – 4:45pm
Hands-On Simulation Skills Lab
HANDS-ON SIMULATION SKILLS LAB
Dennis Pessis, MD, FACS
Katherine Marchese, APN- BC, CWOCN, CUNP
Urology Anatomy and Physiology
Leslie Deane MB.BS, FRCSC, FACS
Narendra Khare, MD, FACS
Cystoscopy and Stent Removal
Andrea Strong, RN, BSN
Sterile Specimen Collection
- Illeal conduit
- Nephrostomy tube
Kimberly Woodson, MPH, RN, BSN, CCRC
Preparing the Surgical Sterile Field
Ben Gerling, RN, BSN
Megan Lowe, RN, BSN
Catheter Insertion and Removal
New Location: State-of-the-Art Urology Clinic
Our newly constructed clinic is located at 1725 West Harrison Street in the Professional Office Building in Suite 970.
The urology clinic is equipped with 7 exam rooms and 5 procedure rooms, including ones dedicated to ultrasound and urodynamics.
Who should be considered for urodynamics?
At Rush University Urology we offer diagnostic evaluations for incontinence and pelvic floor issues. Urodynamics is offered in our clinic as part of a thorough urology examination when the patient’s symptoms warrant this diagnostic test. A urodynamics study is a test of the bladder, urethra and pelvic floor function.
Who should be considered for urodynamics? Anyone with:
BPHSlow Stream Retention
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
In most cases, there is not any special preparation for this procedure. Special consideration is needed if a patient has an active urinary tract infection, so please call us for further information on this. Patients should arrive to the clinic with a comfortably full bladder.
Our staff is very experienced in performing urodynamics. If you have a patient who you would like to schedule for this procedure please call us at (312)563-3447 to schedule or to answer any questions.
Pelvic Floor Therapy at Rush Unversity Urology
At RUMG Urology we offer several options for treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy (PFMT) is one of these treatments. PFMT is a totally natural method of treating these issues, often eliminating the use and cost of medication or surgery. PFMT is highly effective with success rates nearing 85%. Please contact our clinic with any questions you may have or to schedule a patient at 312 563 3447.
The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles that connect the pubis bone at the front to the tailbone at the back. The pelvic floor supports the bladder as well as the reproductive organs and connects the inferior aspect of the hip bones and the sacrum. The urethra, vagina and rectum pass through these muscles and are affected by their function.
These muscles can become weak or compromised for various reasons. This may cause the pelvic floor muscles to not do their proper job and can lead to stress incontinence, urge incontinence, fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, interstitial cystitis and pelvic discomfort. Pelvic floor therapy is a proven and highly successful treatment for these issues. This therapy is the most effective non-surgical treatment to restore normal function to the muscles.
Frequently Asked Questions about Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy
What is pelvic floor muscle therapy (PFMT)?
PFMR is the strengthening and retraining of the pelvic floor muscles through a monitored exercise regimen. This is done in our office. No special preparation is needed prior to your appointment. These exercises are easy and you will be taught the proper method of exercising when you begin the sessions. PFMR is not painful. PFMR is a very successful treatment for many urological problems.
How often will I have therapy?
The sessions are once a week for 12 weeks. The session last about an hour. You will be in an exam room with a nurse who will be there to teach, coach and monitor you during the sessions.
What can I expect when I arrive for my sessions?
The nurse will take you to an exam room and review the history of your pelvic floor issue. After this you will lay down on an exam table. Special non-painful probes are inserted that will record your exercises and this will be monitored on special equipment. Information about your pelvic floor muscles and how they are functioning will be gathered. This information will guide your treatments.
I am only coming in once a week, do I have to do these exercises at home as well?
Yes it is absolutely necessary to perform the exercises at home to be successful. You will go home with an exercise prescription. Performing these exercises takes only a few minutes out of your day and will contribute to your success in overcoming your pelvic floor issue.
What are nurse practitioners (NPs)?
Nurse practitioners are health care providers who are prepared at the master's or doctoral level and are board certified in one or more specialties.
What can NP's do?
- Using evidence based medicine NP's diagnose, evaluate & treat urologic conditions
- Write and refill prescriptions
- Perform and interpret urologic tests
- Strong focus on patient education needs
- Teaching and post-operative care
Our dedicated Advanced Nurse Practitioner is Kathy Marchese. Schedule your appointment with her today at 312.563.3447.
What to expect from the prostate biopsy procedure
Prostate Biopsy Process:
A prostate biopsy is a minimally invasive technique where small tissue samples are taken from the prostate for microscopic evaluation by a pathologist.
• When receiving a prostate biopsy, MRI technology is used to guide the biopsy needle and samples are only taken from the targeted area of the prostate. Being targeted, this usually requires fewer samples than with a TRUS biopsy.
• The procedure begins by placing the patient lying face down on the MRI table. An MRI needle sleeve is then gently placed into the
rectum 3 to 4 inches. MR images are taken f targeting. The needle sleeve is adjusted to ta that specific area, and a small biopsy needl inserted into the sleeve.
• Patients will hear a click or snap sound for each biopsy sample and may feel a little pinch.
• The DynaTRIM prostate biopsy procedure typically takes less than one hour.
MEET OUR TEAM
Leslie A Deane, MB.BS, FRCSC, FACS is an associate professor at Rush University Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in Laparoscopy, Endourology and Robotic Urologic Surgery from University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is a robotic surgeon who specializes in urologic conditions of the bladder, prostate and kidney and related disorders. He performs single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) no scar surgery, for carefully selected patients requiring removal of a kidney. Dr. Deane is one of the only surgeons in the region performing highly complex ureteral reconstruction using robotic techniques and technology. He is co-chair of the Urology Robotic Subcommittee at Rush, overseeing the use of highly technical and precise minimally invasive equipment.
Dr. Deane is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and is a member of the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the Chicago Urologic Society. He has published over 40 manuscripts and given over 100 presentation at local, regional and international venues.
Shahid Ekbal, MD, is an associate attending urologist and an assistant professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center. Ekbal’s areas of clinical expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction, incontinence surgery, male infertility, penile and urethral surgery, penis disorders, prostate cancer, urethral and ureteral disorders and male urinary incontinence. Ekbal’s research interests include impotence and prostate disease. He has been an investigator in multiple studies at Rush University Medical Center investigating subjects such as treatment for erectile dysfunction in multiple sclerosis patients and management of BPH.
He is a member of the American Urological Association, Chicago Medical Society, Illinois Medical Society, Chicago Urological Society, British Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, Impotence Institute of America, Islamic Medical Association, Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America, Pakistani Physicians Society – Illinois, Illinois Urological Society, American Society of Clinical Urologists and International Society for Impotence Research.
Dr. Narendra Khare is an Associate Professor of Urology at the Department of Urology, and a site clinical director of Urology at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He was formerly at Kansas University and the Chairman of Urology at Truman Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma Center). Dr. Khare is a trained laparoscopic surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive surgery and stone disease (endourology). Dr. Khare has been performing complex surgical procedures following urologic trauma. He has been a co-investigator on a number of multicenter studies on prostate and bladder diseases.
- Continent Urinary Diversion
- Renal Stone Disease
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urologic Oncology
- Urethral Stricture
- New Jersey College of Medicine, Newark, NJ, surgery internship
- Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth, KS, surgery residency
- Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, urology residency
- University Medical Center, Columbia, MO, urology fellowship
Katherine Marchese is an Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP); board certified in two specialties, Urology and Adult Patients. She is also a board certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse. She received her master’s in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago and has 20+ years of experience in urology. Ms. Marchese participates in clinical trial treatment of Peyronie’s disease and urinary incontinence. She has published in peer reviewed journals, published two monographs on erectile dysfunction and has just completed a book chapter on Testicular Anomalies. Ms. Marchese also lectures locally and nationally on a wide variety of urologic topics. Ms. Marchese is the President of the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates and is also a member of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates.
Charles F. McKiel Jr., MD, is a professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center and past program director of the Department of Urology. A clinician and researcher at Rush University Medical Center for more than 50 years, McKiel is a recognized leader in urology. His specialty areas include benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. McKiel’s clinical expertise includes cryosurgery, kidney-sparing surgery and minimally invasive procedures. He has contributed more than 80 articles and abstracts to numerous peer-reviewed medical journals.
Throughout his career, McKiel has been active in many professional organizations. He has been the president of the American Urological Association, and he has been a member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons for 25 years. He is a member of the Chicago Urological Society, Illinois Medical Society, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons, North Central Section of the American Urological Association, American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, American Fertility Society, United States Section Societe Internationale D'Urologie, Royal Society of Medicine, Society of University Urologists, International Society of Urologic Endoscopy and Society of Urologic Oncology.
Dennis A. Pessis, MD, is a professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center. Pessis has more than 30 years experience in treating urological conditions. His areas of clinical expertise are prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, kidney cancer, kidney stones, testicular cancer, male urinary incontinence, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal. Pessis’ research interests involve prostate cancer and bladder cancer. He has been the principle investigator on many clinical trials. He has more than 20 publications and 100 presentations that span the full spectrum of urological disorders and diseases.
He is the immediate past president of the American Urological Association. His active leadership in professional organizations has helped keep Pessis at the forefront of advanced treatment modalities, which he brings to his patients every day. He is also a member of the Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Urological Society, Chicago Medical Society, North Central Section of the American Urological Association, Chicago Urological Association, American Fertility Society, New York Academy of Science, American Society of Clinical Urologists, American College of Surgeons and the Society of University Urologists.
We provide diagnosis and treatment for the following disorders:
- Prostate conditions
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Prostate cancer
- Men’s sexual and reproductive health
- Erectile dysfunction
- Male infertility
- Peyronie’s disease
- Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
- Kidney conditions
- Kidney cancer
- Stone disease
- Pelvic disorders
- Female urology
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary tract conditions
- Bladder disorders and bladder cancer
- Interstitial cystitis
- Urinary dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence for males and females
- Urinary tract infections
- Urological cancer
- Pediatric urology
- Ureteropelvic junction
- Vesicoureteral reflux
Accreditation and Recognition
Rush University Urology Chicago
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-3447
Fax: (312) 563-3721
Rush University Urology Oak Park
610 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: (312) 563-3447
Fax: (312) 563-6617
Rush University Urology Lake Forest
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 763-7980
Fax: (847) 234-0515