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St. Luke's MSTI – Urologic Oncology

The urologic oncology clinic at St. Luke's MSTI is the only one of its kind in Idaho, bringing you the most advanced expertise in the region. We’re dedicated to bringing you the highest level of care for urologic malignancies, including prostate, kidney, bladder, testis, and penile cancer. Our highly skilled, fellowship trained surgeon, Dr. Stephen Brassell, performs a wide range of robotic (da Vinci®) and open surgeries, including:

  • Prostatectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
Throughout your cancer journey, we’ll work closely with your broader team of providers to ensure you’re supported every step of the way.

Providers

  • Urologic Oncology

    Biography

    Stephen A. Brassell, MD, FACS is a urologic oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and the management of complex urologic cancers. While serving as a urologic oncologist at Walter Reed, he was appointed the Associate Director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research, a multi-institutional national prostate cancer program, and Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

    His military courses include airborne, flight surgery, dive medical, and cold weather/mountain warfare training. He has received a Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal among other awards. Dr. Brassell chaired over 30 research studies and has published and presented over 70 articles in the urologic literature with a focus on urologic cancer.

    SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

    • Robotic and open prostatectomy
    • Robotic and open nephrectomy
    • Robotic and open partial nephrectomy
    • Robotic and open radical cystectomy
    • Robotic and open partial cystectomy
    • Robotic and open excision of retroperitoneal tumors
    • Robotic and open adrenalectomy
    • Robotic and open ureteral surgery
    • Radical orchiectomy
    • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection
    • Penectomy and organ sparing approaches to penile cancer
    • Inguinal lymph node dissection
    • Excision of any genitourinary malignancy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Procedures & Treatments

  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery for prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, penile, and urinary tract cancers.