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Laurence A. Levine, MD

  • Urology
Board Certification:
  • Urology
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts Medical Center - Surgery
  Harvard Medical School - Urology
Clinical Expertise:
  • Balanitis
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Kidney stones
  • Penile and urethral surgery
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Testicular pain
  • Vasectomy reversal
Research Interests:
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Chronic scrotal content pain
  • Priapism
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  • Urology Specialists, S.C.
  • Professional Building
  • 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 352
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 563-5000
  • Fax: (312) 563-5007
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. The Malleable Implant Salvage Technique: Infection Outcomes After Mulcahy Salvage Procedure and Replacement of Infected IPP with Malleable Prosthesis.
    Gross MS, Phillips EA, Balen A, Eid JF, Yang C, Simon R, Martinez D, Carrion R, Perito P, Levine L, Greenfield J, Munarriz R
    J. Urol.
    2015 Sep 3
  2. Pharmacologic therapy for Peyronie's disease: what should we prescribe?
    Sherer BA, Godlewski KF, Levine LA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother
    2015 Jun
  3. Evaluation and management of chronic scrotal content pain.
    Levine LA, Hoeh MP
    Curr Urol Rep
    2015 Jun
  4. Examining Postoperative Outcomes after Employing a Surgical Algorithm for Management of Peyronie's Disease: A Single-Institution Retrospective Review.
    Papagiannopoulos D, Yura E, Levine L
    J Sex Med
    2015 Jun
  5. Visual Internal Urethrotomy With Intralesional Mitomycin C and Short-term Clean Intermittent Catheterization for the Management of Recurrent Urethral Strictures and Bladder Neck Contractures.
    Farrell MR, Sherer BA, Levine LA
    2015 Jun
  6. Reply: To PMID 26099892.
    Farrell MR, Sherer BA, Levine LA
    2015 Jun
  7. Surgical Correction of Persistent Peyronie's Disease Following Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Treatment.
    Levine LA, Larsen SM
    J Sex Med
    2014 Oct 27
  8. Clinical Safety and Effectiveness of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Injection in Patients with Peyronie's Disease: A Phase 3 Open-Label Study.
    Levine LA, Cuzin B, Mark S, Gelbard MK, Jones NA, Liu G, Kaufman GJ, Tursi JP, Ralph DJ
    J Sex Med
    2014 Nov 12
  9. Recovery of pituitary function following treatment of an unruptured giant cavernous carotid aneurysm using Surpass flow-diverting stents.
    Tan LA, Sandler V, Todorova-Koteva K, Levine L, Lopes DK, Moftakhar R
    J Neurointerv Surg
    2014 May 8
  10. Outcomes of surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease.
    Carson CC, Levine LA
    BJU Int.
    2014 May
  11. Current management of erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer survivors.
    Sherer BA, Levine LA
    Curr Opin Urol
    2014 Jul
  12. Prevention of recurrent ischemic priapism with ketoconazole: evolution of a treatment protocol and patient outcomes.
    Hoeh MP, Levine LA
    J Sex Med
    2014 Jan
  13. 2013-2014 updates in Peyronie's disease management.
    Sherer BA, Warrior K, Levine LA
    Curr Urol Rep
    2014 Dec
  14. Single center outcomes after reconstructive surgical correction of adult acquired buried penis: measurements of erectile function, depression, and quality of life.
    Rybak J, Larsen S, Yu M, Levine LA
    J Sex Med
    2014 Apr
  15. Recovery of pituitary function following treatment of an unruptured giant cavernous carotid aneurysm using Surpass flow-diverting stents.
    Tan LA, Sandler V, Todorova-Koteva K, Levine L, Lopes DK, Moftakhar R
    BMJ Case Rep
  16. Options for the Medical Treatment of Peyronie's Disease.
    Levine LA, Siegel SJ
    Rev Urol
    16 Suppl 1:S1-5.
  17. Baseline Characteristics from an Ongoing Phase 3 Study of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum in Patients with Peyronie's Disease.
    Gelbard M, Hellstrom WJ, McMahon CG, Levine LA, Smith T, Tursi J, Kaufman G, Goldstein I
    J Sex Med
    2013 Sep 24
  18. Peyronie's Disease Plaque Calcification-Prevalence, Time to Identification, and Development of a New Grading Classification.
    Levine L, Rybak J, Corder C, Farrel MR
    J Sex Med
    2013 Oct 4
  19. The clinical and psychosocial impact of peyronie's disease.
    Levine LA.
    Am J Manag Care. 2013
    2013 Mar
    19(4 Suppl):s55-61.
  20. Surgery for Peyronie's disease.
    Levine LA, Larsen SM.
    Asian J Androl. 2013
    2013 Jan
    15(1):27-34. doi: 10.1038/aja.2012.92. Epub 2012 Nov 26.
  21. Microdenervation of the spermatic cord for chronic scrotal content pain: single institution review analyzing success rate after prior attempts at surgical correction.
    Larsen SM, Benson JS, Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2013
    2013 Feb
    189(2):554-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.09.026. Epub 2012 Dec 20.
  22. Peyronie's Disease among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Characteristics, Treatment, and Psychosocial Factors.
    Farrell MR, Corder CJ, Levine LA
    J Sex Med
    2013 Aug
  23. Does a Positive Response to Spermatic Cord Block Predict Response to Microdenervation of the Spermatic Cord for Chronic Scrotal Content Pain?
    Benson JS, Abern MR, Larsen S, Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Sep 27. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02937.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  24. Is intralesional verapamil effective therapy for Peyronie's disease?
    Levine LA, Costabile RA.
    J Urol. 2012
    2012 Sep
    188(3):704-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.06.068. Epub 2012 Jul 19. No abstract available.
  25. A retrospective comparative study of traction therapy vs. no traction following tunica albuginea plication or partial excision and grafting for Peyronie's disease: measured lengths and patient perceptions.
    Rybak J, Papagiannopoulos D, Levine L.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Sep
    9(9):2396-403. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02849.x. Epub 2012 Aug 17.
  26. Prospective evaluation of patient satisfaction, and surgeon and patient trainer assessment of the Coloplast titan one touch release three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis.
    Ohl DA, Brock G, Ralph D, Bogache W, Jones L, Munarriz R, Levine L, Ritenour C.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Sep
    9(9):2467-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02819.x. Epub 2012 Jul 3.
  27. Aspiration and Sclerotherapy: A Non-Surgical Treatment Option for Hydroceles.
    Francis JJ, Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2012
    2012 Nov 6. doi:pii: S0022-5347(12)05473-0. 10.1016/j.juro.2012.11.008. [Epub ahead of print]
  28. Review of penile prosthetic reservoir: complications and presentation of a modified reservoir placement technique.
    Levine LA, Hoeh MP.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Nov
    9(11):2759-69. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02807.x. Epub 2012 Jun 6.
  29. Phase 2b study of the clinical efficacy and safety of collagenase Clostridium histolyticum in patients with Peyronie disease.
    Gelbard M, Lipshultz LI, Tursi J, Smith T, Kaufman G, Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2012
    2012 Jun
    187(6):2268-74. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.01.032. Epub 2012 Apr 13.
  30. Cardiac uses of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
    Schwartz BG, Levine LA, Comstock G, Stecher VJ, Kloner RA.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012
    2012 Jan 3
    59(1):9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.07.051. Review.
  31. Combination of penile traction, intralesional verapamil, and oral therapies for Peyronie's disease.
    Abern MR, Larsen S, Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Jan
    9(1):288-95. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02519.x. Epub 2011 Oct 24. Erratum in: J Sex Med. 2012 Mar;9(3):945.
  32. Predicting erectile dysfunction following surgical correction of Peyronie's disease without inflatable penile prosthesis placement: vascular assessment and preoperative risk factors.
    Taylor FL, Abern MR, Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Jan
    9(1):296-301. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02460.x. Epub 2011 Sep 23.
  33. A multi-institutional observational study of testosterone levels after testosterone pellet (Testopel(®)) insertion.
    McCullough AR, Khera M, Goldstein I, Hellstrom WJ, Morgentaler A, Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Feb
    9(2):594-601. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02570.x. Epub 2012 Jan 12.
  34. Standard Operating Procedures for Peyronie's Disease.
    Levine LA, Burnett AL.
    J Sex Med. 2012
    2012 Dec 4. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.03003.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  35. Investigational noncardiovascular uses of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
    Kloner RA, Comstock G, Levine LA, Tiger S, Stecher VJ.
    Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2011
    2011 Oct
    12(15):2297-313. doi: 10.1517/14656566.2011.600306. Epub 2011 Jul 21. Review.
  36. Peyronie's disease: review of nonsurgical treatment options.
    Larsen SM, Levine LA.
    Urol Clin North Am. 2011
    2011 May
    38(2):195-205. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2011.02.006. Review.
  37. Current approach to the man with acute phase Peyronie's disease--case presentation and discussion.
    Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2011
    2011 Jun
    8(6):1556-8; quiz 1559. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02303.x. No abstract available.
  38. Partial plaque excision and grafting (PEG) for Peyronie's disease.
    Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2011
    2011 Jul
    8(7):1842-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02370.x. No abstract available.
  39. Traction therapy for men with shortened penis prior to penile prosthesis implantation: a pilot study.
    Levine LA, Rybak J.
    J Sex Med. 2011
    2011 Jul
    8(7):2112-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02285.x. Epub 2011 Apr 14.
  40. Chronic orchialgia: evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
    Levine L.
    Ther Adv Urol. 2010
    2010 Oct
    2(5-06):209-14. doi: 10.1177/1756287210390409.
  41. Inflatable penile prosthesis placement in men with Peyronie's disease and drug-resistant erectile dysfunction: A single-center study.
    Levine LA, Benson J, Hoover C.
    J Sex Med. 2010
    2010 Nov
    7(11):3775-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01971.x. Epub 2010 Aug 16.
  42. Summary of the recommendations on sexual dysfunctions in men.
    Montorsi F, Adaikan G, Becher E, Giuliano F, Khoury S, Lue TF, Sharlip I, Althof SE, Andersson KE, Brock G, Broderick G, Burnett A, Buvat J, Dean J, Donatucci C, Eardley I, Fugl-Meyer KS, Goldstein I, Hackett G, Hatzichristou D, Hellstrom W, Incrocci L, et al.
    J Sex Med. 2010
    2010 Nov
    7(11):3572-88. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02062.x. Review.
  43. The management of Peyronie's disease: evidence-based 2010 guidelines.
    Ralph D, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Mirone V, Perovic S, Sohn M, Usta M, Levine L.
    J Sex Med. 2010
    2010 Jul
    7(7):2359-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01850.x. Epub 2010 May 19. Review.
  44. Clomiphene citrate and testosterone gel replacement therapy for male hypogonadism: efficacy and treatment cost.
    Taylor F, Levine L.
    J Sex Med. 2010
    2010 Jan
    7(1 Pt 1):269-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01454.x. Epub 2009 Aug 17.
  45. Trauma, gender reassignment, and penile augmentation.
    Ralph D, Gonzalez-Cadavid N, Mirone V, Perovic S, Sohn M, Usta M, Levine L.
    J Sex Med. 2010
    2010 Apr
    7(4 Pt 2):1657-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01781.x.
  46. Ketoconazole and prednisone to prevent recurrent ischemic priapism.
    Abern MR, Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2009
    2009 Oct
    182(4):1401-6. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.06.040. Epub 2009 Aug 15.
  47. Penile shortening after radical prostatectomy and Peyronie's surgery.
    Benson JS, Abern MR, Levine LA.
    Curr Urol Rep. 2009
    2009 Nov
    10(6):468-74. Review.
  48. Editorial comment on: Surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease by plaque incision and grafting with buccal mucosa.
    Levine LA.
    Eur Urol. 2009
    2009 Jun
    55(6):1475-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2008.11.042. Epub 2008 Dec 3. No abstract available.
  49. Peyronie's disease: evaluation and review of nonsurgical therapy.
    Abern MR, Levine LA.
    ScientificWorldJournal. 2009
    2009 Jul 27
    9:665-75. doi: 10.1100/tsw.2009.92. Review.
  50. Is there a place for conservative treatment in Peyronie's disease?
    Vardi Y, Levine LA, Chen J, Hatzimouratidis K, Sohn M.
    J Sex Med. 2009
    2009 Apr
    6(4):903-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01214.x.
  51. Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord for chronic orchialgia: long-term results from a single center.
    Strom KH, Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2008
    2008 Sep
    180(3):949-53. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.05.018. Epub 2008 Jul 17.
  52. Surgical correction of Peyronie's disease via tunica albuginea plication or partial plaque excision with pericardial graft: long-term follow up.
    Taylor FL, Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2008
    2008 Sep
    5(9):2221-8; discussion 2229-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00941.x. Epub 2008 Jul 15.
  53. Re: Oral ketoconazole for prevention of postoperative penile erection: a placebo controlled, randomized, double-blind trial: B. J. DeCastro, R. A. Costabile, L. P. McMann and A. C. Peterson. J Urol 2008; 179: 1930-1932.
    Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2008
    2008 Nov
    180(5):2260; author reply 2260-1. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.07.072. Epub 2008 Sep 27. No abstract available.
  54. FastSize Medical Extender for the treatment of Peyronie's disease.
    Levine LA, Newell MM.
    Expert Rev Med Devices. 2008
    2008 May
    5(3):305-10. doi: 10.1586/17434440.5.3.305. Review.
  55. Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord.
    Levine LA.
    J Sex Med. 2008
    2008 Mar
    5(3):526-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2007.00762.x. No abstract available.
  56. Differential calcium independent regulation of matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases by interleukin-1beta and transforming growth factor-beta in Peyronie's plaque fibroblasts.
    Del Carlo M, Cole AA, Levine LA.
    J Urol. 2008
    2008 Jun
    179(6):2447-55. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2008.01.093. Epub 2008 Apr 23.
  57. Penile traction therapy for treatment of Peyronie's disease: a single-center pilot study.
    Levine LA, Newell M, Taylor FL.
    J Sex Med. 2008
    2008 Jun
    5(6):1468-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00814.x. Epub 2008 Mar 26.
  58. Non-surgical therapy of Peyronie's disease
    Taylor FL, Levine LA
    Asian J Androl
    2008 Jan
  59. Editorial comment on: a posterior sagittal pararectal approach for repair of posterior urethral distraction injuries.
    Levine LA.
    Eur Urol.
    2008 Jan
  60. Return of nocturnal erections and erectile function after bilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy in men treated nightly with sildenafil citrate: subanalysis of a longitudinal randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.
    McCullough AR, Levine LA, Padma-Nathan H.
    J Sex Med. 2008
    2008 Feb
    5(2):476-84. Epub 2007 Dec 14.
  61. Impact of Peyronie's disease on sexual and psychosocial functioning: qualitative findings in patients and controls.
    Rosen R, Catania J, Lue T, Althof S, Henne J, Hellstrom W, Levine L.
    J Sex Med. 2008
    2008 Aug
    5(8):1977-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00883.x. Epub 2008 Jun 28.
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