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Vice Chair, Department of Urology
Professor, Department of Urology
Director of Reconstruction and Prosthetics, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fellowship Director, Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology Fellowship Program
Complications from urologic cancer treatment, Urethral stricture disease, Penile implant surgery
Male anti-incontinence surgery, Peyronie’s disease, Open and robotic urinary tract reconstruction, Genitourinary trauma/injury, Revision male urologic prosthetic surgery
As a reconstructive urologist, I surgically manage the functional restoration of all urologic organs – specifically, the kidneys, ureter, bladder, urethra, and penis. My interest in becoming a reconstructive urologist arose from my desire to beneficially impact a patient’s quality of life. Many of the patients I see have quality of life problems from a cancer treatment itself. Indeed, the purpose of such cancer treatments are to extend a patient’s lifespan; my focus, specifically, is to optimize a patient’s quality of life.
A large aspect of my practice also manages patients with benign (non-cancerous) reconstructive problems. Although many urology treatments for benign conditions are straightforward, a small proportion of patients do not have a successful outcome and thus see me for a second opinion. I do not take for granted the honor and privilege of seeing such patients and creating a surgical plan with a patient that has experienced a prior unsuccessful outcome.
I am fortunate to have developed a clinical practice that routinely reaches over state lines. To be mindful of this, I have taken great efforts to minimize long trips back and forth to my office, and I instead earnestly attempt to provide patients with the most information about their problem in a consolidated manner. I believe each patient should be treated uniquely with careful attention placed towards their medical history and any nuances in their medical examination.
Throughout my career, I have actively participated in medical research and serve as a reviewer for most, if not all, of the most relevant urology-based journals in the literature. My publications focus on urinary reconstruction, urologic prosthetics, and urologic injury and have several hundred publications and abstracts that I have helped lead. I have been invited to lecture regionally, nationally and internationally on all topics related to urologic reconstruction and I am an active member of numerous reconstructive based international organizations. I believe that being an active researcher allows me to offer patients the most up-to-date treatments for their reconstructive problem.
As one of few Urologists in the country that has a practice wholly dedicated to urologic reconstruction, I have one of the largest experiences in managing abdominal and urethral reconstruction along with urologic prosthetics in the country. For patients in need of abdominal reconstruction of the kidney, ureter, and/or bladder specifically, I am also one of very few reconstructive urologists that has a robust experience in managing patients through either open, laparoscopic, or robotic approaches.
Urologic reconstruction is one of the most dynamic fields in Urology. I appreciate the responsibility I have been given to caring for patients with complex problems and understand that those often suffering from quality-of-life problems are most of all hopeful for a better life. I hope to bring a level of satisfaction for each patient and their families by working together to reach that goal.
Simhan J, Morey AF, Singla N, Tausch TJ, Scott JF, Lemack GE, Roehrborn CR. “3.5 cm Artificial Urinary Sphincter Cuff Erosion Occurs Predominantly in Radiated Patients.” Journal of Urology. 193(2) Feb 2015, p. 593-7.
Tausch TJ, Morey AF, Scott JF, Simhan J. “Unintended Negative Consequences of Primary Endoscopic Realignment For Men With Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries.” Journal of Urology. 192(6) Dec 2014, p. 1720-4.
Simhan J, Morey AF, Zhao LC, Tausch TJ, Scott JF, Mazzarella B. “Decreasing Need for Artificial Urinary Sphincter Revision Surgery By Precise Cuff Sizing in Men With Spongiosal Atrophy?” Journal of Urology. 192(3) Sep 2014, p. 798-803.
Simhan J, Ramirez D, Hudak SJ, Morey AF. “Bladder neck contracture.” Transl Androl Urol. 3(2) Jun 2014, p. 214-20. Review.
Daneshvar M, Simhan J, Blakely S, Angulo JC, Lucas J, Hunter C, Chee J, Lopez Alvarado D, Ramirez Perez EA, Madala A, de Benito JJ, Martins F, Felicio J, Rusilko, Flynn BJ, Nikolavsky D. “Transurethral ventral buccal mucosa graft inlay for treatment of distal urethral strictures: International Multi-institutional Experience.” World J Urol 2020, doi: 10.1007/s00345-019-03061-6 Collapse
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