Gerard D. Henry, MD, presented “Next-Generation Sequencing of DNA in Prosthetic Urology: Promising Early Results” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in May, 2020.

In part one of this presentation, Gerard D. Henry, MD, a urologist with Ark-La-Tex Urology in Bossier City, Louisiana, discusses pathogen identification using next-generation sequencing (NGS) in a urology-based setting. He goes on to describe the utility of PCR+NGS, and details several case-studies demonstrating its superior performance compared to traditional culture.

In part two of this presentation, Dr. Henry summarizes his upcoming AUA paper on a study he led looking at the performance of next-generation sequencing in 101 patients following an inflatable penile prosthesis procedure.

How to cite: Henry, Gerard D. “Next-Generation Sequencing of DNA in Prosthetic Urology: Promising Early Results” May, 2020. Accessed Jul 2024.​/

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Gerard D. Henry, MD, is a urologist with WK Advanced Urology in Shreveport, Louisiana, as well as President of the Louisiana Urological Society. Dr. Henry completed a urology residency with a 1-year basic science fellowship in Men’s Health at Duke University and is certified by the American Board of Urology. In addition, he has been the number 1 US AMS IPP implanter for the last ten years and the number 1 published author on IPPs in the world for the last fifteen years. He has won Best Clinical Abstract at two national meetings and has written 5 Journal of Urology CME articles on men’s health, including one cover article. Dr. Henry is the inventor of the Henry Mummy Wrap, the Henry Finger Sweep, and the New Length Measurement Technique. Currently, he is Secretary of the Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons, and a Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee of the SES-AUA.