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Laurence A. Levine, MD

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  • 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:
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Incontinence surgery
  • Infertility, male
  • Kidney stones
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Penile and urethral surgery
  • Penis disorders
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Testicular disorders
  • Testicular pain
  • Urethral and ureteral disorders
  • 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. The clinical and psychosocial impact of peyronie's disease.
    Levine LA.
    Am J Manag Care. 2013
    2013 Mar
    19(4 Suppl):s55-61.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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]
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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]
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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]
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Investigational noncardiovascular uses of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.
    Kloner RA, Comstock G, Levine LA, Tiger S, Stecher VJ.
    Expert Opin Pharmacother.
    2011 Oct
  20. Peyronie's disease: review of nonsurgical treatment options.
    Larsen SM, Levine LA.
    Urol Clin North Am.
    2011 May
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Chronic orchialgia: evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
    Levine L.
    Ther Adv Urol.
    2010 Oct
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. Ketoconazole and prednisone to prevent recurrent ischemic priapism
    Abern MR, Levine LA
    J Urol
    2009 Oct
  31. Penile shortening after radical prostatectomy and Peyronie's surgery
    Benson JS, Abern MR, Levine LA
    Curr Urol Rep
    2009 Nov
  32. Editorial comment on: Surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease by plaque incision and grafting with buccal mucosa.
    Levine LA.
    Eur Urol.
    2009 Jun
  33. Peyronie's disease: evaluation and review of nonsurgical therapy
    Abern MR, Levine LA
    2009 Jul 27
  34. 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
  35. Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord for chronic orchialgia: long-term results from a single center
    Strom KH, Levine LA
    J Urol
    2008 Sep
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. FastSize Medical Extender for the treatment of Peyronie's disease
    Levine LA, Newell MM
    Expert Rev Med Devices
    2008 May
  39. Microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord.
    Levine LA.
    J Sex Med.
    2008 Mar
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Non-surgical therapy of Peyronie's disease
    Taylor FL, Levine LA
    Asian J Androl
    2008 Jan
  43. Editorial comment on: a posterior sagittal pararectal approach for repair of posterior urethral distraction injuries.
    Levine LA.
    Eur Urol.
    2008 Jan
  44. 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
  45. 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
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