R. Caleb Kovell, MD

R. Caleb Kovell, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

R. Caleb Kovell, MD, is the Director of Genitourinary Reconstruction and Transitional Urology, Urology Medical Student Education, and the Urology Residency Program and Associate Professor of Urology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and practicing physician at Penn Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He is a board-certified urologist focused on providing individualized care for patients while helping them understand their options and achieve their goals. His practice focuses on reconstructive urology which includes improving urologic function when it has been compromised by trauma, congenital urologic conditions, cancer, previous surgery or radiation therapy. He treats a wide range of conditions including urethral strictures, ureteral injuries, post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction and incontinence, penile cancers, rectourethral fistulas, neurogenic bladder, and penile curvature.


Talks by R. Caleb Kovell, MD

Effective Strategies for Priapism

R. Caleb Kovell, MD, discusses management strategies for acute refractory ischemic priapism, including shunting, tunneling, and prosthesis. Dr. Kovell begins his lecture by reviewing the erectile recovery windows and imaging techniques for establishing acute ischemic priapism.

Dr. Kovell then turns to effective treatment options after intracavernosal phenylephrine and corporal aspiration fail. He outlines various types of distal shunting, corporal tunneling, penoscrotal decompression, and early prosthesis placement.

Dr. Kovell concludes by discussing outpatient management of acute ischemic priapism. He highlights the importance of establishing the patient’s Sickle Cell Disease status, and cautioning against immediately prescribing PDE5is to outpatients.

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Long-Term Care of the Neurogenic Bladder

R. Caleb Kovell, MD, discusses effective treatments for complex neurogenic bladder patients, including early and long-term interventions. He presents several factors physicians should take into account when treating challenging neurogenic bladder patients, including:

Male and Female Sexual Health Issues
Bladder Stones
Urinary Continence
Previous Augmentation Cystoplasty
Previous Diagnosis of Spina Bifida

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