By Trudie Mitschang
Urology is a field that has seen rapid advancements in treatment options, especially in the areas of cancer care and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. When seeking treatment in the Coachella Valley, you will want to seek out an expert who can help you explore all of your treatment options and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment modalities.
Lance Patrick Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., is a specialist in urology, treating a variety of conditions ranging from cancer of the genitourinary tract (kidney, prostate, bladder) to benign conditions including kidney stone, BPH, incontinence, and hematuria. Dr. Walsh specializes in minimally invasive surgery and roboticassisted laparoscopic surgery; he was the first physician to perform urological robotic-assisted surgery in the Coachella Valley. You can feel confident that when you visit Walsh Urology Associates you will be afforded compassionate, patient-centered care from a well-credentialed, highly trained urological surgeon.
ADVANCED CARE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate cancer is the most common solid organ malignancy diagnosed in men. When surgical removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy) is recommended, Dr. Walsh is often able to use the minimally invasive da Vinci® surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery offers Dr. Walsh greater access to difficult-to-reach areas of the anatomy. Robotic technology seamlessly translates the surgeon’s movements into precise, real-time movements of the surgical instruments.
The da Vinci prostatectomy performed with the da Vinci Surgical System represents the fastest growing treatment for prostate cancer today. Da Vinci prostatectomy incorporates a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps Dr. Walsh see vital anatomical structures more clearly and to perform a more precise surgical procedure.
“One of the key advantages of the da Vinci prostatectomy is less blood loss and less risk of blood transfusion compared with traditional prostate procedures,” explains Dr. Walsh.
TRAINING, SKILL AND COMPASSION FOR EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT CARE
At Walsh Urology Associates, Dr. Walsh is dedicated to providing the finest-quality care for his patients in a supportive and friendly environment. He respects the diverse needs of his patients and makes every effort to ensure they are addressed.
Prior to establishing his private practice in the desert in 2007, Dr. Walsh completed his residency in urology at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He trained at five major hospitals, including Parkland Memorial Hospital, Baylor Medical Center, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He completed an internship in general surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Affiliated Hospitals.
Dr. Walsh earned his medical degree and doctor of philosophy in medical biochemistry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He was supported by a reproductive biology training grant from the National Institutes of Health and a scholarship from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation.
An in-demand speaker, Dr. Walsh has made numerous presentations and is well published in his specialty with more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals. His many research and science honors and awards include being named recipient of the Chancellor’s Award at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Walsh is on staff at all three valley hospitals, including Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. His main office is in the Wright Building at Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Walsh is a member of the American Urologic Association, the California Medical Association, and the Riverside County Medical Association, where he serves on the Riverside County Medical Review Advisory Committee.
COMPREHENSIVE CARE THAT IS CLOSE TO HOME
Just a few years ago, Coachella Valley residents would need to travel long distances to urology practices outside of the area to obtain the robotic surgery, which is now available at Eisenhower Medical Center. Walsh Urology Associates provides the latest in diagnosis, diagnostic ultrasound, and equipment to provide superior care for all of the patients with urologic needs.
As a private practice, Walsh Urology Associates emphasizes personalized patient care in a warm, welcoming environment. Walsh Urology Associates offers state-of-the-art treatment options for both routine procedures and complex surgical concerns. The comprehensive menu of services includes:
• da Vinci robotic surgery
• Laparoscopic surgery for kidney tumors
• Greenlight therapy for prostate enlargement
• Urodynamics for male and female voiding dysfunction
• Bladder tumors
• Full diagnostic urology services
• Male and female incontinence
At Walsh Urology Associates, the approach to patient care affords each patient as much time as necessary to provide a thorough evaluation. You will have ample time with Dr. Walsh to express your concerns and get your questions answered. You will also be involved and empowered in every aspect of your treatment plan.
“We place a high emphasis on patient education to ensure patients have a clear understanding about their particular condition,” Dr. Walsh says. “We know each person’s time is valuable and do our best to minimize waiting room time, while affording maximum quality time for each patient we treat.”
Walsh Urology Associates
39000 Bob Hope Dr., Wright Bld., Ste. 209
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270