Clinical Trials & Research
Welcome to Virginia Urology’s Research Department. As part of our commitment to provide excellent medical care in the specialty of urology, we are involved in clinical research. This allows both Virginia Urology and you, our patient, to help further medical knowledge and improve medical care for ourselves and our children.
Virginia Urology frequently participates in studies testing new medications or devices for urologic care. Our Institutional Review Board reviews all studies for their potential benefits and risks to the patient before approving our participation. Patients who meet study qualifications and would like to try newer protocols are offered the opportunity to participate in clinical studies. Participation or lack of participation in any study does not affect the quality of care provided to our patients.
Virginia Urology Research Department has research coordinators who work under the direction of Nada Wood Ph.D.. The research staff is dedicated to coordinate and carry out clinical studies and maintain large data bases of information on specific diseases and treatments. They work closely with the physicians and medical staff to constantly evaluate new and established treatment options.
Currently, Virginia Urology has studies ongoing in the following areas:
- Prostate cancer prevention
- Overactive bladder (frequency, urgency, and leakage)
- Stress urinary incontinence (leaking when you cough or laugh)
- Prostate cancer treatments (various stages of disease)
- Kidney stones requiring lithotripsy
If you are interested in participating, ask your physician about these studies. You may also call our Research Department for more information at (804) 288-2785.