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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
Minimally invasive procedures
Penile and urethral surgery
Urethral and ureteral disorders
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.
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. 2011 Sep 23 doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02460.x Combination of Penile Traction, Intralesional Verapamil, and Oral Therapies for Peyronie's Disease. Abern MR, Larsen S, Levine LA. J Sex Med. 2011 Oct 24 doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02519.x Investigational noncardiovascular uses of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. Kloner RA, Comstock G, Levine LA, Tiger S, Stecher VJ. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2011 Oct 12(15):2297-313 Peyronie's disease: review of nonsurgical treatment options. Larsen SM, Levine LA. Urol Clin North Am. 2011 May 38(2):195-205 Current approach to the man with acute phase Peyronie's disease--case presentation and discussion. Levine LA. J Sex Med. 2011 Jun 8(6):1556-8; quiz 1559 doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02303.x Partial plaque excision and grafting (PEG) for Peyronie's disease. Levine LA. J Sex Med. 2011 Jul 8(7):1842-5 doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02370.x Traction therapy for men with shortened penis prior to penile prosthesis implantation: a pilot study. Levine LA, Rybak J. J Sex Med. 2011 Jul 8(7):2112-7 doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02285.x Chronic orchialgia: evaluation and discussion of treatment options. Levine L. Ther Adv Urol. 2010 Oct 2(5-06):209-14. 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 Nov 7(11):3775-83; doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01971.x. 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 Jul 7(7):2359-74 Clomiphene citrate and testosterone gel replacement therapy for male hypogonadism: efficacy and treatment cost Taylor F, Levine L J Sex Med 2010 Jan 7(1 Pt 1):269-76 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 Apr 7(4 Pt 2):1657-67. Ketoconazole and prednisone to prevent recurrent ischemic priapism Abern MR, Levine LA J Urol 2009 Oct 182(4):1401-6 Penile shortening after radical prostatectomy and Peyronie's surgery Benson JS, Abern MR, Levine LA Curr Urol Rep 2009 Nov 10(6):468-74 Editorial comment on: Surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease by plaque incision and grafting with buccal mucosa. Levine LA. Eur Urol. 2009 Jun 55(6):1475-6 Peyronie's disease: evaluation and review of nonsurgical therapy Abern MR, Levine LA ScientificWorldJournal 2009 Jul 27 9:665-75 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 Apr 6(4):903-9. Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord for chronic orchialgia: long-term results from a single center Strom KH, Levine LA J Urol 2008 Sep 180(3):949-53 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 Sep 5(9):2221-8; discussion 2229-30 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 Nov 180(5):2260; author reply 2260-1 FastSize Medical Extender for the treatment of Peyronie's disease Levine LA, Newell MM Expert Rev Med Devices 2008 May 5(3):305-10 Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord. Levine LA. J Sex Med. 2008 Mar 5(3):526-9 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 Jun 179(6):2447-55 Penile traction therapy for treatment of Peyronie's disease: a single-center pilot study Levine LA, Newell M, Taylor FL J Sex Med 2008 Jun 5(6):1468-73 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 Feb 5(2):476-84 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 Aug 5(8):1977-84
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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.