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Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center - Surgery
Harvard Medical School - Urology
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Penile and urethral surgery
Chronic scrotal content pain
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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 PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
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 :. ENG 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 :. ENG The clinical and psychosocial impact of peyronie's disease. Levine LA. Am J Manag Care. 2013 2013 Mar 19(4 Suppl):s55-61. 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. 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. 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 10(8):2077-83. eng 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] 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. 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. 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. 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] 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. A multi-institutional observational study of testosterone levels after testosterone pellet (Testopel(Â®)) 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. 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] 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: 10.1586/17434422.214.171.1245. Review. 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. 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. 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. Non-surgical therapy of Peyronie's disease Taylor FL, Levine LA Asian J Androl 2008 Jan 10(1):79-87 Editorial comment on: a posterior sagittal pararectal approach for repair of posterior urethral distraction injuries. Levine LA. Eur Urol. 2008 Jan 53(1):196-7 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. 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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I do general urology, but the area of special interest for me is known as men’s health — which includes male sexual dysfunction, low-testosterone-related issues, infertility, and prostate-related diseases — so benign enlargement might cause urinary problems, and, of course, prostate cancer.
Many men don’t address their health. They delay it until the wheels start falling off. And as a result they miss an opportunity — possibly — to identify diseases early and to be able to treat them and then move on with a happy, healthy, longer, better quality life.
I think the thing that still thrills me about medicine is the privilege of working with people. You establish, very quickly, a trust and an intimacy that nobody else really gets an opportunity to do in such a short period of time. And having that trust and intimacy is so important to the relationship and, of course, ultimately can be rewarding for me. And if I can establish that trust and get good outcomes for the patient, it’s clearly rewarding and beneficial to the patient.