Section: Recently Published Physicians

Influence of Surgeon and Hospital Volume on Radical Prostatectomy Costs


Stephen B. Williams, MD

Influence of Surgeon and Hospital Volume on Radical Prostatectomy Costs.
Williams SB, et al.
J Urol. 2012 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Neuroepithelial Tumor Arising in a Testicular Teratoma With Retroperitoneal Metastasis.
Williams SB, Hirsch MS, Kantoff PW, Richie JP.
J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 11.

Evaluation of Patient-reported Quality-of-life Outcomes After Renal Surgery
Kim SB, Williams SB, Cheng SC, Sanda MG, Wagner AA.
Urology. 2012 Apr 28.

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease and Venous Thromboembolism.
Hu JC, Williams SB, O'Malley AJ, Smith MR, Nguyen PL, Keating NL.
Eur Urol. 2012 Feb 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy in the octogenarian.
Lau CS, Talug J, Williams SB, Josephson DY, Ruel NH, Chan KG, Wilson TG.
Int J Med Robot. 2012 Jan 4. doi: 10.1002/rcs.460.

Comparative effectiveness of cryotherapy vs brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer.
Williams SB, Lei Y, Nguyen PL, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Yu HY, Kowalczyk KJ, Hu JC.
BJU Int. 2011 Dec 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10775.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Predictors of positive retroperitoneal lymph nodes in patients with high risk testicular cancer.
Williams SB, Kacker R, Winston D, Bahnson E, Steele GS, Richie JP.
J Urol. 2011 Dec;186(6):2245-8. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Selective detection of histologically aggressive prostate cancer: An Early Detection Research Network Prediction model to reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies with validation in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. Williams SB, Salami S, Regan MM, Ankerst DP, Wei JT, Rubin MA, Thompson IM, Sanda MG.
Cancer . 2011 Oct 17. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26396. [Epub ahead of print]

Comparison of outpatient narcotic prescribing patterns after minimally invasive versus retropubic and perineal radical prostatectomy.
Kowalczyk KJ, Weinburg AC, Gu X, Yu HY, Lipsitz SR, Williams SB, Hu JC.
J Urol . 2011 Nov;186(5):1843-8. Epub 2011 Sep 25.

Endourologic procedures for benign prostatic hyperplasia: review of indications and outcomes.
Kacker R, Williams SB.
Urol J . 2011 Summer;8(3):171-6.

New therapies for castrate-resistant prostate cancer.
Williams SB, Lay AH, Lau CS, Josephson DY, Wilson TG, Choueiri TK, Pal SK.
Expert Opin Pharmacother . 2011 Sep;12(13):2069-74. Epub 2011 Jun 11.

Thermal ablation vs surgery for localized kidney cancer: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database analysis.
Choueiri TK, Schutz FA, Hevelone ND, Nguyen PL, Lipsitz SR, Williams SB, Silverman SG, Hu JC.
Urology . 2011 Jul;78(1):93-8. Epub 2011 May 7.

Initial Series of Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Clinical Stage I Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Testicular Cancer.
Williams SB, Lau CS, Josephson DY.

Overuse of imaging for staging low risk prostate cancer.
Choi WW, Williams SB, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Hu JC.
J Urol . 2011 May;185(5):1645-9. Epub 2011 Mar 17.

Utilization and expense of adjuvant cancer therapies following radical prostatectomy.
Williams SB, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Choueiri TK, Hu JC.

Robotic partial nephrectomy versus laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: a single laparoscopic trained surgeon's experience in the development of a robotic partial nephrectomy program.
Williams SB, Kacker R, Alemozaffar M, Francisco IS, Mechaber J, Wagner AA.
World J Urol . 2011 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Is continuing warfarin in the perioperative period safe for patients undergoing urologic procedures?
Williams SB.
Eur Urol . 2011 Mar;59(3):372-3. Epub 2010 Dec 14. No abstract available.

Trends in the care of radical prostatectomy in the United States from 2003 to 2006.
Williams SB, Prasad SM, Weinberg AC, Shelton JB, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz SR, Hu JC.
BJU Int. 2011 Jul;108(1):49-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09822.x. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

Oncologic outcome of robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy in the high-risk setting.
Engel JD, Kao WW, Williams SB, Hong YM.
J Endourol . 2010 Dec;24(12):1963-6. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

Nerve-sparing technique and urinary control after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
Choi WW, Freire MP, Soukup JR, Yin L, Lipsitz SR, Carvas F, Williams SB, Hu JC.
World J Urol . 2011 Feb;29(1):21-7. Epub 2010 Oct 20.

Population-based determinants of radical prostatectomy surgical margin positivity.
Williams SB, D'Amico AV, Weinberg AC, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Hu JC.
BJU Int . 2011 Jun;107(11):1734-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2010.09662.x. Epub 2010 Oct 13.

Athermal division and selective suture ligation of the dorsal vein complex during robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: description of technique and outcomes.
Lei Y, Alemozaffar M, Williams SB, Hevelone N, Lipsitz SR, Plaster BA, Amarasekera CA, Ulmer WD, Huang AC, Kowalczyk KJ, Hu JC.
Eur Urol . 2011 Feb;59(2):235-43. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

The effect of minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy surgeon volume.
Choi WW, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, D'Amico AV, Williams SB, Hu JC.
Urol Oncol . 2010 Sep 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Determinants of performing radical prostatectomy pelvic lymph node dissection and the number of lymph nodes removed in elderly men.
Hu JC, Prasad SM, Gu X, Williams SB, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Choueiri TK, Choi WW, D'Amico AV.
Urology . 2011 Feb;77(2):402-6. Epub 2010 Aug 16.

Randomized controlled trial of barbed polyglyconate versus polyglactin suture for robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy anastomosis: technique and outcomes.
Williams SB, Alemozaffar M, Lei Y, Hevelone N, Lipsitz SR, Plaster BA, Hu JC.
Eur Urol . 2010 Dec;58(6):875-81. Epub 2010 Aug 2.

Vascular pseudoaneurysms in urology: clinical characteristics and management.
Sutherland DE, Williams SB, Rice D, Jarrett TW, Engel JD.
J Endourol . 2010 Jun;24(6):915-21. Review.

Radical retropubic prostatectomy and robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: likelihood of positive surgical margin(s).
Williams SB, Chen MH, D'Amico AV, Weinberg AC, Kacker R, Hirsch MS, Richie JP, Hu JC.
Urology . 2010 Nov;76(5):1097-101. Epub 2010 Mar 29.

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in patients with high risk testicular cancer.
Williams SB, McDermott DW, Dock W, Bahnson E, Berry AM, Steele GS, Richie JP.
J Urol . 2009 May;181(5):2097-101; discussion 2101-2. Epub 2009 Mar 14.