WellSpan Health today announces the opening of the region’s most advanced urologic care center – WellSpan Urology, located in York County. The new practice, located on the Apple Hill Health Campus at 35 Monument Drive, Suite 206 in York Township, opened on August 16.
“This practice brings some of the latest advancements in urologic care into this community, providing our patients with access to treatment of the most complex urologic conditions,” Megan Lecas, senior vice president of service lines for WellSpan Health.
The practice is part of a collaboration with the John Hopkins Medicine, led by board-certified urologic surgeon Dr. Stephen M. Schatz. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Schatz completed a urology residency at Mayo Clinic, then served on the medical staff at Johns Hopkins for eight years. He will perform inpatient and outpatient surgeries at WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Apple Hill Surgery Center.
“I am excited to join the skilled team of urologists at WellSpan to bring our services to patients in York and the surrounding South Central Pennsylvania region,” said Dr. Schatz. “Urologic issues can have a significant negative impact on a man or woman’s quality of life. I am excited not only to get to know members of the York community, but to work with them to get them back to a more normal lifestyle.”
The new practice will provide multi-disciplinary urology services in the York area, with WellSpan investing in the latest technology to bring the most advanced care to the region. High-definition video cystoscopes will allow urologists to spot subtle abnormalities. State-of-the-art ultrasonography at the practice as well as the DaVinci surgical robot at WellSpan York Hospital are additional examples of the commitment to technological advances in care.
Services offered include treatment of conditions relating to the prostate, bladder, kidneys, testes, and adrenal glands. Some of these conditions are cancers of the bladder, kidney, and prostate, enlarged prostate, and kidney stones. In addition to these services, care for male sexual health and reconstructive surgery will be provided at this location, creating a greater network of care for men’s health.
For more on the services our team of expert urologists provide at WellSpan, visit WellSpan.org/Urology.