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General Urology

St. Luke’s has a compassionate team of board-certified urologists to diagnose problems and support your urologic health. If you’re managing a condition such as kidney stones, urinary incontinence, prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, or erectile dysfunction, we can offer you the most advanced options for both non-surgical and surgical treatment. We also offer family planning support if you’re considering a vasectomy or vasectomy reversal.

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  • General Urology

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    Gregory T. Adams, MD performs full-spectrum urology with an emphasis on minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He treats a wide range of urologic diseases, including BPH (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and tumors of the kidney. Dr. Adams has extensive experience with the DaVinci surgical robot and advanced training in image-guided and minimally invasive treatment of kidney tumors.

    Dr. Adams is passionate about patient-centered care and improving the quality and experience of health care for his patients. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, being active in his church, and preparing gourmet meals.

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  • General Urology

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    Nicolas J. Allen PA-C, MPAS is a nationally certified physician assistant. He has experience in urology and orthopedic surgery. Nicolas is past president of the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants, teaches physician assistant studies as adjunct faculty with Idaho State University, and is a clinical coordinator for the College of Idaho's branch of the ISU physician assistant program. He has also served as administrative director of Genesis World Mission, starting the Garden City Community Clinic and participating in several projects in Africa. He earned his bachelor's degree in quantitative analysis from the College of Idaho and his master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Utah.

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  • Urology

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    Brian Auge, MD, FACS concentrates his practice in the evaluation and management of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer, BPH, kidney stone disease, and other urologic conditions. He is skilled in the performance of da Vinci® robotic surgery for all urinary tract malignancies, BPH, and other benign processes, as well as percutaneous and ureteroscopic removal of kidney stones.

    Dr. Auge completed his fellowship training in endourology, minimally invasive surgery, and laparoscopy. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of active service prior to joining St. Luke’s Clinic – Urology.

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  • Urology

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    Cory S. Bates, MD specializes in providing a wide range of urologic care to male and female patients of all ages.

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  • Urologic Oncology

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    Stephen A. Brassell, MD, FACS is a urologic oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and the management of complex urologic cancers. 

    During his Army career, Dr. Brassell completed an internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by two years as battalion surgeon with the 10th Special Forces Group. While at Walter Reed he also served as a urologic oncologist, and 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.

    • 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

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  • General Urology

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    Autumn Bridger, DO concentrates her practice in the evaluation and management of a wide spectrum of adult urologic disorders, including prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer; enlarged prostate (BPH); kidney stone disease; and other urologic conditions. Her skills include use of the daVinci robotic surgery for urologic cancers. She also enjoys offering medical and surgical treatment options for BPH, endoscopic treatment of kidney stones, and voiding dysfunction treatment and evaluation.

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  • General Urology

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    John Califano, MD treats both men and women with all urologic conditions. He specializes in medical and surgical management of vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic pain.

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  • Biography

    Scott G. Erpelding, MD treats all aspects of adult urology, and has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of men's health issues, including erectile dysfunction, BPH (enlarged prostate), and reconstructive urology. He has additional training in penile implants and artificial urinary sphincters.

    Dr. Erpelding is experienced in the full spectrum of treatment options for BPH, including minimally invasive approaches like Rezum™, UroLift®, and robotic simple prostatectomy when indicated. He is skilled in da Vinci® robotic surgery for urologic malignancies and reconstructive urology, and he uses both percutaneous and ureteroscopic approaches for the management of kidney stones.

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  • Urology

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  • Urology

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    Jason R. Greenhalgh, MD specializes in providing a wide range of urologic care to male and female patients of all ages. He uses the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to perform prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, and pyeloplasty.

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  • Urology

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  • Urology

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    David A. Hadley, MD is board certified in urology and female pelvic medicine and reconstruction. 

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  • Urology

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    Jared G. Heiner, MD has a special interest in prostate cancer treatment.

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  • Urology

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    Robert Jackson, MD has special interest in the treatment of male infertility and men’s health issues such as erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and hypogonadism. He has advanced training in the surgical management of erectile dysfunction and microsurgical techniques for varicocele repair and vasectomy reversal. He also treats a full spectrum of general urologic conditions, including voiding dysfunction, nephrolithiasis, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dr. Jackson uses the UroLift® System to treat BPH as an alternative to drugs or more invasive therapies.

    Dr. Jackson earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and is a member of the American Urologic Association, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

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  • Urology

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  • Urology

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    Michael Morris, MD has special interests in all aspects of adult urology, including minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotic surgery), kidney stone disease, genitourinary cancer, BPH, female urology, prosthetic surgery, and infertility. Dr. Morris is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed his residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center, and served in the Air Force as a urologist.

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    Sophia Nyswyn, PA-C treats both men and women and has a special interest in female urology. She specializes in conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTI), incontinence, and pelvic pain.

    Sophia earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University and is a member of the Idaho Academy of Physician Assistants. She was raised in India, and moved to Boise in 2002. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

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    Derrick Rowe, PA-C provides treatment and care for a variety of urologic problems. He has a special interest in genitourinary cancers, male and female voiding dysfunction, and kidney stone disease with an emphasis on kidney stone prevention. 

    Derrick earned his master's degree in physician assistant studies from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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  • Urology

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    Craig R. Spencer, MD provides care in all aspects of adult and pediatric urology, including urologic oncology, male and female voiding dysfunction, and stone disease. He performs open, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic surgery. Dr. Spencer continues to serve as a commander in the Naval Reserves.

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    Donald K. Stritzke, MD provides treatment and care for patients with a variety of urological problems, and has special interests in oncology and kidney stone disease. Dr. Stritzke graduated from the College of Idaho. He founded Caldwell Urology, and later joined St. Luke’s.

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  • Urology

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    Kara C. Taggart, MD is a member of the American Urological Association. She practices general adult urology, seeing a wide range of patients and the full spectrum of urologic diseases. She has a special interest in kidney stones and the endoscopic management of bladder tumors and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    Dr. Taggart joined St. Luke's after serving in the Navy as a urologist. She is a captain in the Navy Reserve and is the Navy Reserve Urology Specialty Leader to the Surgeon General.

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  • Urology

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    Michael B. Taylor, MD treats all aspects of adult urology, including kidney stones, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and urinary incontinence. He has a special interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia, where he has specialized training in greenlight photovaporization, Rezum, and the UroLift® procedures as alternatives to drugs or more invasive therapies.

    Dr. Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University where he graduated summa cum laude. He then went to medical school at the University of California, Irvine where he was elected part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He completed his urology residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Urologic Association and is medical director of the St. Luke's Meridian operating room.

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    Maggie Vuturo, MD, is the only urologist in Idaho who is board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (commonly referred to as urogynecology). She specializes in all aspects of adult female and male incontinence, overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, advanced pelvic organ prolapse, neurogenic bladder, vesicovaginal fistula, sacral nerve stimulation (Interstim), da Vinci® robotic sacrocolpopexy, intravesical BOTOX®, neurourology, and complex urodynamics. She has a special interest in adults with voiding dysfunction due to neurogenic conditions such as spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. She also treats general urologic conditions such as kidney stones.

    Dr. Vuturo earned her medical degree and completed her urology residency at the University of Arizona, and completed her fellowship in female urology and male voiding dysfunction at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. She takes pride in getting to know and forming relationships with her patients to help improve their quality of life.

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