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​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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  • ​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.


    New Location: State-of-the-Art Urology Clinic
  • 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:
    Stress Incontinence
    Urge Incontinence
    Overactive Bladder
    BPHSlow Stream Retention
    Incomplete Voiding
    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.

    Who should be considered for urodynamics?
  • 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.


    Pelvic Floor Therapy at Rush Unversity Urology
  • 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 are nurse practitioners (NPs)?
    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.

    What to expect from the prostate biopsy procedure

Leslie A  Deane, MBBS FRCSC, 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 and related disorders. He performs single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) no scar surgery, for carefully selected patients requiring removal of a kidney. He is co-chair of the Urology Robotic Subcommittee at Rush, overseeing the use of highly technical and precise minimally invasive equipment.


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.​

Narendra Khare, MD, is associate professor in the Department of Urology

Clinical Interests:

  • 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, MSN, ANP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner (NP) in two specialties: Urology and Wound, Ostomy & Continence. She received her Masters in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago and has over 20 years experience.  Her special areas of interest include management of stone disease, female/male sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse and prostate issues.  

Charles F. McKiel Jr., MD, is a professor of urology at Rush University Medical Center and 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
    • Varicocele
    • 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

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Rush University Urology Chicago
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Suite 970
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-3447
Fax: (312) 563-3721
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Rush University Urology Oak Park
610 S Maple Ave
Suite 3450
Oak Park, IL 60304
Phone: (312) 563-3447
Fax: (312) 563-6617
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Rush University Urology Lake Forest
900 N Westmoreland Rd
Suite 226
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 763-7980
Fax: (847) 234-0515
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