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The Urology Group

A Distinguished Legacy

Founded in 1924, The Urology Group provides Northern Virginia and Greater Washington area with the finest and most up-to-date urologic care available. Priding themselves on being at the forefront of technologic advances, The Urology Group strives to provide world-class care to their patients.

The physicians of The Urology Group were some of the first to transition to minimally invasive cancer surgery and were responsible for starting and developing the da Vinci Robotic Surgery programs at HCA Reston Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and HCA StoneSprings Hospital. The group offers expertise across all areas of general urology as well as in the subspecialties of urologic oncology, robotic and laparoscopic surgery, pediatric urology, male infertility and sexual health.

The expertise of a full academic department.
The compassionate care of a community practice.

Combining the most advanced techniques with years of experience, the providers of The Urology Group strive to treat each patient compassionately in a comfortable environment. The group is proud of its doctor-patient interaction and patient education. With offices in Reston, Lansdowne, Leesburg and StoneSprings in Loudoun Medical Group’s Multi-Specialty Suite, The Urology Group provided care to over 14,750 patients in 2018.

The provider team at The Urology Group includes Drs. Walter O’Brien, Kevin O’Connor, Nicholas Lailas, Gregory Schenk, Jennifer Young, Chuck Pruna, Christopher Starks, Nathan Roberts, and Christine Tran. The Urology Group is fortunate to have Nurse Practitioners Julie Spencer, Mari Parker and Jennifer Mendrysa as a vital part of their team, providing patient care in both the office and hospital settings as well as doing community outreach at the Loudoun Free Clinic and local Health Fairs.

The Urology Group providers maintain active participation within Loudoun Medical Group’s (LMG) governance. Dr. O’Connor continues his role as Chairperson of the LMG Board of Directors. Along with his duties on the Board, Dr. O’Connor has remained active on the Governance Committee and the Philanthropic/Foundation Committee. Dr. O’Brien continues as a member of the Finance Committee and serves to chair the Retirement Committee. Dr. Lailas is a member of the Real Estate Committee, Dr. Schenk is a member of the Managed Care Committee and Dr. Young is a member of the Information Technology Committee. Julie Spencer, DNP-BC serves as a mid-level provider representative to the LMG Board.

The Urology Group is also active at the state level where Dr. O’Connor is a member of the Virginia Board of Medicine and was elected President of the Board in 2017. All physicians are involved in various committee and leadership roles at Inova Loudoun Hospital, HCA Reston Hospital and HCA StoneSprings Hospital.

Ongoing Innovation

For the last decade, we have stayed at the forefront of technologic advances in an effort to provide world-class care to our patients. Our group was one of the first urology groups in the metropolitan area to perform laparoscopic surgery on a regular basis and performed one of the first laparoscopic nephrectomies. Our group was also an early adaptor of minimally invasive surgical treatments for enlarged prostate, such as the Green Light Laser, and we remain one of the largest volume providers for those procedures. Similarly, our doctors were some of the first to make the transition to minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery and were responsible for starting and developing the DaVinci Robotic Surgery programs at both Reston Hospital and INOVA Loudoun Hospital.

Our group looks forward to continuing advancement and growth in the future. Exciting innovations develop daily in urology, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

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