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Stephen J. Summers
( out of 132 reviews )

Stephen J. Summers, MD

Languages spoken: English, German

Clinical Locations

  • As a general urologist, I, Dr. Stephen Summers specializes in both men and women with a variety of different urologic conditions. I care for patients with most urologic disorders and have a special interest in the management of benign prostate diseases, complicated kidney stones, and minimally invasive procedures. I perform multiple procedures to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) including Urolift, Rezum, TUIP, TURP, Greenlight PVP, and robotic simple prostatectomy. I am a national leader in having completed hundreds of robotic simple prostatectomies for prostates greater 100 grams. I regularly perform Urolift and Rezum procedures in the office and thereby improve patient access, reduce cost, and achieve excellent outcomes.

    I participate in clinical research specific to male voiding dysfunction and the use of remote patient data monitoring. I am the co-investigator on an NIH grant researching better ways to implement this technology as it relates to uroflowmetry. I am involved in resident education as well as the mentorship of medical students interested in urology. As the Co-Director for the new Genitourinary Medicine Fellowship, I am excited to help change the way office-based urology is practiced and improve patient access for urologic care.

    As the Adult Urology Clinic Medical Director, I collaborate with our specialists to provide excellent clinical care across our multiple clinical sites. Currently I see patients at the University of Utah main campus and Farmington Health Center. I also have an appointment at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Center and perform surgeries there several days per month.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Urology

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 132 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 23, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Im so grateful for the advice that was given and the things to help me moving forward. I felt like Dr. Summers cared about me and and really wanted to help. Thank you so much!

    August 22, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    He took the time to explain and answer all of our questions

    August 21, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Summers explained to me my problem in details. I am thankful for his expertise and compassion.

    August 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Stephen Summers was caring and made me feel very comfortable discussing my issues. He also took the time to explain why the test were needing and how they would help in solving my main concerns. Great bed side manners and super friendly!

    July 30, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Summers is very god with communicating with me and keeping me informed on all the process of my care. The office was not good. With communicating with me.

    July 23, 2023
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Very pleased with treatment and care

    July 17, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I felt like Dr Summers actually HEARD my concerns and acted promptly on them. Excellent care that I have NOT received elsewhere. Compassion and empathy are an essential part of Dr Summers care as well as an excellence in the field of urology

    July 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    excellent doc...listened to me and let me in on all options concerning my outcome

    July 12, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Summers listened intently to my needs and had several options for treatment that we agreed on. I was very pleased to have a doctor who cares

  • As a general urologist, I, Dr. Stephen Summers specializes in both men and women with a variety of different urologic conditions. I care for patients with most urologic disorders and have a special interest in the management of benign prostate diseases, complicated kidney stones, and minimally invasive procedures. I perform multiple procedures to treat benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) including Urolift, Rezum, TUIP, TURP, Greenlight PVP, and robotic simple prostatectomy. I am a national leader in having completed hundreds of robotic simple prostatectomies for prostates greater 100 grams. I regularly perform Urolift and Rezum procedures in the office and thereby improve patient access, reduce cost, and achieve excellent outcomes.

    I participate in clinical research specific to male voiding dysfunction and the use of remote patient data monitoring. I am the co-investigator on an NIH grant researching better ways to implement this technology as it relates to uroflowmetry. I am involved in resident education as well as the mentorship of medical students interested in urology. As the Co-Director for the new Genitourinary Medicine Fellowship, I am excited to help change the way office-based urology is practiced and improve patient access for urologic care.

    As the Adult Urology Clinic Medical Director, I collaborate with our specialists to provide excellent clinical care across our multiple clinical sites. Currently I see patients at the University of Utah main campus and Farmington Health Center. I also have an appointment at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Center and perform surgeries there several days per month.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Urology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Urology

    Education history

    Residency Urology - University of Utah Resident
    General Surgery - University of Utah Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin M.D.
    Idaho State University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Summers SJ, Armstrong JM, Kaplan SA, Te AE, Le A, Heiner SM, Presson AP, Wei G, Hotaling JM (2020). Male Voiding Behavior: Insight from 19,824 At-Home Uroflow Profiles. J Urol, 205(4), 1126-1132. (Read full article)
    2. Summers SJ, Armstrong JM, Kaplan SA, Te AE, Le A, Heiner SM, Presson AP, Wei G, Hotaling JM (2021). Reply by Authors. J Urol, 205(4), 1132. (Read full article)
    3. Kirshenbaum EJ, Zhao LC, Myers JB, Elliott SP, Vanni AJ, Baradaran N, Erickson BA, Buckley JC, Voelzke BB, Granieri MA, Summers SJ, Breyer BN, Dash A, Weinberg A, Alsikafi NF (2018). Patency and Incontinence Rates After Robotic Bladder Neck Reconstruction for Vesicourethral Anastomotic Stenosis and Recalcitrant Bladder Neck Contractures: The Trauma and Urologic Reconstructive Network of Surgeons Experience. Urology, 118, 227-233. (Read full article)
    4. Summers SJ, Patel DP, Hamilton BD, Presson AP, Fisher MA, Lowrance WT, Southwick AW (2015). An antimicrobial prophylaxis protocol using rectal swab cultures for transrectal prostate biopsy. World J Urol, 33(12), 2001-7. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Sperry BW, Summers S, Patel D, Garcia M, Bandeko C (2021). A Practical Approach for Primary Care Practitioners to Evaluate and Manage Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. [Review]. Fed Pract, 38(12), 573-581. (Read full article)

    Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

    1. Summers, SJ, Anderson R (2018). Simple Prostatectomy for BPH: Surgeons demponstrate robotic approaches [Video]. Urology Times. Available: www.urologytimes.com.