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Urology Patient Stories

Hear what our patients are saying about Erlanger Urology

Beating Prostate Cancer – James’ Story

During a routine colonoscopy doctors discovered that James Sanderson had a large nodule on his prostate. After prostate cancer was confirmed, James was referred to Dr. Ben Waldorf of Erlanger Urology.

Erlanger Uro-Oncology – Kate and Paul’s Story

Kate McKinney and her father Paul Fitzpatrick share about their separate cancer journeys, both of which led to Dr. Amar Singh and Erlanger Urology.

“He Can Make That Much Difference in Your Life” - Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Roy Dunn's enlarged prostate (BPH) was causing bladder voiding and sexual dysfunction. Roy tells how laser surgery from Dr. Anand Shridharani - "Dr. Shrid" - brought a painless and lasting solution.

“I Was Taken Care of by Three of the Best” - Kidney Tumor

“Multidisciplinary” is a buzz word for some. But for Carolyn Taylor, it’s a life-saving word that set’s Erlanger apart. When a dangerous mass was discovered on her right kidney and a major artery to her heart, she received care from three top-notch specialists working closely together – representing urology, heart surgery and gynecologic oncology. She's now back on the job as a clerk at the Soddy-Daisy police department.

“Erlanger Gave Me My Life Back” - Kidney Cancer

Retired coast guard officer Jim Trubey found a joyous, second career as “Santa” for thousands of kids and families. But this was interrupted when cancer was found on his right kidney. Today “Santa Jim” is thankful for a great gift -- kidney-sparing cancer surgery from Dr. Amar Singh. “Erlanger gave me my life back,” he says.

"A Partnership for Beating Cancer" - Prostate Cancer

Michael Emmett talks about his prostate cancer journey and the care he received from UT Erlanger Urology. In Dr. Amar Singh, he found “the best doctor-patient relationship I could have hoped for.” Praising Dr. Singh’s ability to boil down complex details, Michael attributes his success to sticking with the recommended physical therapy and following the prescribed treatment path after surgery.


"We Are So Blessed to Live in Chattanooga" - General Urology Care

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers and retired Army Lt. Gen. Don Rodgers share their experiences about being treated by the neurology and urology experts at Erlanger.