What is Vanguard Urologic Institute?
“Vanguard” is defined as “any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques, and occupying the position of greatest advancement or leading position in any given field”. Consistent with our name, the mission of the Vanguard Urologic Institute is to embrace new ideas and technologies in science and medicine, bringing the best of them to our patients.
Our commitment as physicians and researchers
Our physicians will always be the most highly trained and skilled, striving to provide our patients with care tailored to their specific needs. Our researchers will always apply the newest technologies and ideas to solve the most difficult problems facing our patients.
Our facilities support our commitment
Our state-of-the-art outpatient facility in the new Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Building in the Texas Medical Center helps us optimize patient care.
The new Vanguard facility features
- a completely paperless office experience
- kiosk check-in and check-out to streamline and quicken office visits
- minimally invasive and robotic technologies to treat urologic problems
- integration of the Internet, multimedia content, medical outcome prediction software (nomograms ), and other Web-based tools into the routine care of our patients.
Our Centers of Excellence
Our Centers of Excellence were established to carry out our mission to ensure that our patients are provided the very best care in each particular sub-specialty of Urology.
Our Centers of Excellence include the Texas Prostate Center, the Center for Kidney Health, the Texas Continence Center (recently renamed the Rodney A. Appell Center for Continence and Pelvic Health), the Center for Screening, Prevention, Detection, Surveillance, and Minimally Invasive and Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer, and the Center for Male Sexual Health and Wellness.
You can visit our Centers of Excellence page by clicking here.
Sharing comes to the Vanguard Urologic Institute
Now, you can find a Social Networking & Sharing toolbar at the bottom of our site. You can now search, share, retweet, like, recommend and even translate any one of these pages.
NEW - Visit our Facebook Fan Page by clicking on this link!
Support for Personal Health Records are now available
Our department of Technology & Health Informatics can now produce Continuity of Care Documents (CCD) that you can import into your Google Health or Microsoft HealthVault Personal Health Record (PHR).
Please be advised that, effective January 1, 2012, Google will be retiring it's Google Health product. For additional information about Google's decision to remove this feature and how to transfer any data that you may have entered in to Google Health transferred to another PHR system, please click here.
To obtain your Personal Health Record, you can contact us at (713) 366-7802.
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