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FREE Prostate Cancer Screening event at Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center sponsored by the Center for Screening at the Vanguard Urologic Institute.

September 1, 2011

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer affecting men in the United States, but is most treatable when caught early. Establishing a baseline prostate-specific antigen (PSA) score at age 40 can help doctors better interpret your future PSA scores. This year, the AUA Foundation and the National Football League are urging men 40 and older to ‘Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer’ and are sponsoring screening events across the country. Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center will be hosting a FREE Prostate Cancer Screening event co-sponsored by the Center for Screening, Prevention, Detection, Surveillance and Minimally Invasive and Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer at the Vanguard Urologic Institute. The event will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center at 6411 Fannin Street on the 3rd floor. Registration is required and space is limited. Call Memorial Hermann at (713) 222-CARE (2273) and be sure to ask for the Texas Medical Center screening. Validated parking will be available for the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza parking garage at 6400 Fannin St with easy crosswalk access to the hospital.

Click here to visit the 'Know Your Stats' site provided by the AUA Foundation and the NFL.

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Dr. Kevin Slawin featured in American Health & Beauty discussing a minimally invasive, in-office treatment for enlarged prostate, also known as BPH.

August 23, 2011

Dr. Kevin Slawin, director of the Vanguard Urologic Institute discusses the latest in laser technology to treat enlarged prostate, also known as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or BPH.

In his discussion, he discusses the ability for this treatment, known as the EVOLVE Laser Vaporization of the Prostate, allows him to provide treatment for select patients with more significant prostate-related lower urinary tract symptoms in an office setting without the need for general anesthesia.

For additional information, visit the American Health & Beauty link below for the full article.  To schedule this procedure, please contact our Appointments Desk at (713) 366-7801.

Click here to read the article from American Health & Beauty.

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Dr. Peter Hinh joins the Vanguard Urologic Institute after completing his residency at University of Texas.  He will be practicing at a new Vanguard facility opening soon in the southeast.

August 1, 2011

Dr. Peter Hinh is the newest physician to join the Vanguard Urologic Institute.  After graduating from Texas Tech School of Medicine and being inducted into the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Dr. Hinh then completed his residency in urology at the University of Texas Health & Sciences Center - Houston. 

Dr. Hinh brings his knowledge that encompasses all aspects of general urology to the Institute.  This includes endourology/stone therapy, male sexual dysfunction, voiding dysfunction and incontinence. 

Dr. Hinh will practice at our Texas Medical Center facility, as well as a new facility that we will be opening at Memorial Hermann Southeast, extending our reach to the southeast area of greater Houston.  For additional information on Dr. Hinh, please click on the link below to access his bio.

Click here to read Dr. Hinh's bio.

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The Vanguard Urologic Institute proudly sponsors Dad's Day 5K Run and Walk presented by Us TOO, an international grassroots organization formed and governed by prostate cancer survivors, on Satuarday, June 18th.

May 31, 2011

The Vanguard Urologic Institute will be sponsoring the Dad's Day 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, June 18th, 2011.  The Dad's Day 5K is a wellness event to promote awareness and education about prostate cancer.  The Houston Us TOO chapter meet monthly to learn about treatment options, discuss post-treatment issues and share experiences in dealing witth this complex disease.  Race proceeds are used locally to fight prostate cancer.  For details, please visit www.DadsDay5K.org or www.TexUsTOO.org.

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The Vanguard Urologic Institute featured in HealthLeaders Media for adopting touch screen tablets, kiosks, and patient portals that automate the check-in process, resulting in shorter wait times, reduced errors, and lower costs.

February 28, 2011

The Vanguard Urologic Institute and it’s director, Dr. Kevin Slawin, are featured in a February 28th article of HealthLeaders Media for our adoption of touch screen tablets, kiosk and patient portals in the routine care of our patients. Eighty-nine percent of physicians polled in the 2011 HealthLeaders Industry Survey say they have or will have electronic health records in place within two years, what many consider the first step in streamlining the check-in process. Since our opening in 2008, we have utilized a self-service patient check-in kiosk that integrates with existing software, captures consent signatures/HIPAA forms, and enables our patients to update personal health information.

Dr. Slawin says the technology also gives administrators greater control over the practice. For example, administrators can monitor waiting times and patient satisfaction. As part of the check-in process, patients are given the opportunity to fill out a brief satisfaction survey.

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

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Pat Meyers, RN to Dr. Kevin Slawin and John Dodge PA-C, has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.  Memorial Fund created in her honor.

January 13, 2011

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Pat Meyers passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, January 13, 2011 in her home. She leaves behind two children and a grandchild, as well as her extended family of colleagues at Vanguard and the countless patients for whom she provided comfort, care, and friendship often during the most difficult days for them.

She was an exceptional, intelligent, witty, caring, loyal and dedicated person and I am sure you feel her loss as much as we do. At the family's request, any donations in memory of Pat should be directed to the Pat Meyers Memorial Fund at the Vanguard Urologic Research Foundation, Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, 6400 Fannin St, Ste 2300, Houston, TX 77030.

If you'd like to post a comment or share your thoughts, please click here to post on our Facebook page. You can also post on the Guest Book of her obituary by clicking here. No login is required.

If you are currently an existing patient that needs assistance or was working with Pat directly with regard to your medical care please contact Edna Escamilla at 713 366-7829 or by email at Edna.Escamilla@VanguardUrology.com

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