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James R. Johannes, MD

Urology

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Specialties
Urology
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Center for Endourology, Stone Disease
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Johannes's Locations

less than  km
from 
Center for Advanced Health Care

1250 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Suite 215
Allentown, PA 18103-6271
United States

Conditions Dr. Johannes Treats

  • Bladder Disorders, Diseases, and Infections
  • Bladder Stones (calculi)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Services Dr. Johannes Offers

  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Bladder Instillations
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy (Kidney Stone Destruction)
  • Medications Management
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Prostatectomy
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Stenting
  • Surgery
  • Suture/Staple Removal
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Repair
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Diverticulum Repair
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urodynamics Testing
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urology
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy

About Dr. Johannes

Philosophy of care

I think the first thing a physician must do when treating a patient is to listen to his patient. This allows one to treat the person rather than just the diagnosis. I believe in a team approach to caring for patients. Including physicians from multiple specialties, as well as physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and others, brings the latest expertise and attention that our patients deserve.

Why I entered medicine

The care of the urologic patient incorporates several aspects of medicine. Although many patients require expert surgical management, many others require medical management alone. Having all these tools, both operative and medical, makes the management of urologic patients challenging as well as interesting to me. My interest in urologic surgery also stems from the broad application of state of the art technology. Whether it is robotic surgery, advanced minimally invasive endourologic treatment of stones and tumors, or the latest treatment techniques for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP), I am proud to be able to offer these techniques.

Community involvement

I participated in free prostate cancer screening clinics annually.

Personal interests

I enjoy the outdoors, fishing and hunting mostly, depending on the time of year. I have a passion for food and love to cook. This is a shared passion with my wife, who is a chef by trade.

Education

Undergraduate
Princeton University, AB - Molecular Biology, 2001

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson U, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2005

Training

Residency 2005
General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2006
General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2007
Urology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2008
Urology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2009
Urology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Chief Resident 2010
Urology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

American Board of Urology - Urology

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