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Welcome, Dr. Narayanan


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Welcome, Dr. Narayanan

 Esteemed specialist joins Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center to build a critical new program

Earlier this year, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center hired talented specialist, Ramkishen Narayanan, M.D., to build a genitourinary (GU) program. The Center for Urologic Health located in the Disney Family Cancer Center (DFCC) at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center will be the community’s home for urologic care.

Dr. Narayanan aims to create an advanced program for comprehensive, multidisciplinary urological care and oncology, including treating prostate, kidney and bladder cancers.

“It’s very exciting to build a program from the ground up knowing that we have strong community and donor support behind us,” says Dr. Narayanan. “This is a critical specialty line, and we are just getting started. We’ll offer the same high-quality care as the major academic medical centers with a personalized feeling.”

Inclusive, comprehensive support Dr. Narayanan will collaborate with Diana Pearre, M.D., gynecological oncology specialist at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, to treat female urology patients and improve their quality of life.

“This program is inclusive and spans the entire continuum of care for both women and men,” he says. “From treating complex pelvic malignancies to very straightforward management of conditions like kidney stones, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, our patients will get immediate access to highly skilled caregivers.”

The kind of clinician who gives patients his cell phone number, Dr. Narayanan wants the patientshe treats to feel fully supported. “I want patients to know that they’re not just out there dealing with this alone. We are here to partner with them in managing their care, from the beginning to the end of their treatment.”

The latest in diagnosis and treatment
Thanks to generous donor support, the patients of the Center for Urologic Health are treated with the latest advanced equipment, including:

Fujifilm Sonosite LX ultrasound
This new portable ultrasound, is a much-welcomed update with optimized clarity and is shared by the new genitourinary (GU) program, breast program and gynecology/oncology programs.

Three new Olympus Flex Cystoscopes with CV-170 video system
Flexible cystoscopy is an efficient, patient-friendly method for urologists to observe and diagnose bladder abnormalities. The system uses advanced HD imaging and optical image technology to enhance vascular structure visibility.

Ritter Barrier-Free® examination chair
This new GU exam table and chair provide a more comfortable area for male and female patients to receive examinations. Fully adjustable, the chair is safer for patients with mobility limitations.

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Address: 501 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91505
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