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Stephen J. Summers
( out of 132 reviews )

Stephen J. Summers, MD

Languages spoken: English, German

Clinical Locations

Farmington Health Center

Farmington
801-213-3200

University of Utah Hospital

Urology, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-213-2700
  • 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 )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 29, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I would recommend Dr Summers for the following reasons. He is courteous. knowledgeable and a good surgeon. He listens carefully to my concerns and explains the pros and cons of having surgery. He has performed surgery on myself and it turned out well.

    April 28, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Completed my first appointment with Dr. Summers last week. He listened intently as I explained what I had been experiencing. He explained things to me and my wife in a way we could understand. He explained the procedure and testing he recommended and I was able to get those tests completed in that same visit. We felt that he cared about me as a patient and a person. I have great confidence in his ability to treat me. Highly recommend Dr. Summers

    April 12, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Summers is a caring thoughtful individual who listens and doesn't get offended when asked questions. He is very appreciated.

    April 07, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    I appreciated his kindness and seemed very interested in what was going on and wanted to make sure that things would be taken care of.

    April 07, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Excellent doctor!!

    April 01, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Doctor Summers and his staff were very courteous and professional. They were very good at explaining clearly what the steps would be and the outcome of my peocedure. I was very happy that I chose the U Health Center and DR Summers.

    March 31, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Summers was top notch in every way. I'm so happy I came to see him for my problem. I feel confident in his knowledge and ability to give me the care that I need.

    March 26, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Dr. Summers is a very caring individual. He takes good care of my husband and really cares about his health.

    March 17, 2024
    FARMINGTON HEALTH CENTER

    Very good care

  • 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.