Can We Hit The Prostate Cancer Target Better?

Posted: February 7, 2013

By Michael E. Franks, M.D. The Case for Prostate Biopsies With MRI/US Fusion Current standard of practice for initial prostate biopsy is 12 cores, with “hit rates” or cancer detection ranging from 25-40%. At Virginia Urology, our positive rate approaches 40%, so we’re doing pretty well compared to the rest of the country at this […]


Womens Health Seminar- Cancelled

Posted: November 14, 2012

The Women’s Health seminar that was scheduled to take place at our Reynolds office on Thursday November 15th at 6:30 pm has been cancelled. If you were interested in attending, please call 804-521-8720 to get on the waiting list for a different date.


Inclement Weather Delays Office Openings

Posted: October 29, 2012

On Tuesday, October 30th Virginia Urology will delay the opening of its offices and surgery centers. Our offices and surgery centers will open at 10 am on Tuesday, October 30. If you had an appointment scheduled prior to 10 am it will need to be rescheduled. We are making every attempt to contact those patients […]


Men’s Health Newsletter

Posted: September 25, 2012

In the attached United Health Care news letter please take time to read these interesting articles: Why  Do Men Skip Health Tests? With A Little Help From Friends- nutritional advice. Suggested Checkups and Tests Know Your Prostate Cancer Risks. Please click here for the newsletter


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: September 17, 2012

By Michael E. Franks, M.D. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What a year it has been. Several studies have impacted our current management and trends in evaluation and treatment of prostate cancer (CAP) this year. The use of PSA for screening has come under scrutiny by the US Preventative Health task Force (USPSTF) which […]


Doctor Koziol Retiring after 37 years of Dedication

Posted: June 8, 2012

Virginia Urology wishes Dr. Koziol farewell after 37 years of practicing medicine.  Dr. Koziol’s passion and dedication will certainly be missed by his patients, staff and colleagues alike.   In next chapter of his life, Dr. Koziol is looking forward to traveling with his wife and spending more time with their children and grandchildren.


Prostate Cancer Update 2012

Posted: May 22, 2012

By Michael E. Franks, M.D. Abiraterone (Zytiga, Johnson & Johnson), in a recent small study, showed promise in eliminating prostate tumors in some men with high risk prostate cancer.  Zytiga, which won approval  last year for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer after taxotere chemotherapy failure , has a novel mechanism of action. Abiraterone acetate (AA, above […]


We are moving! New office location in Hanover

Posted: July 25, 2011

We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our practice at Hanover Medical Park. As of Monday, August 22nd, you will see your doctor in our newest office located in Medical Office Building 1 (MOB1), on the second floor in Suite 202. The MOB1 building is adjacent to our existing office. Our current […]


Virginia Urology to Offer CT Lung Screening

Posted: March 31, 2011

For smokers and past smokers, lung cancer is a top health concern. To address that concern, Virginia Urology is now offering CT lung screenings at the Stony Point office each Friday afternoon. A recent study found that these lung scans can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20%, and early detection is the key to beating the […]