Vaughan Urology Associates
A Team of Urologists Serving Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area
Our team at Vaughan Urology consists of four fellowship-trained urologists who have decades of experience performing a wide variety of urologic surgeries and procedures and have helped over 60,000 patients with their urologic concerns. Our office is conveniently located at Rutherford Rd. and Melville Ave. in Vaughan and we operate out of the Mackenzie Richmond Hill and the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospitals.
We are committed to providing comprehensive and individualized urologic care within the hospital and out-patient setting under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and are pleased to provide customized treatment solutions to treat a variety of conditions from urinary stones to BPH to Prostate Cancer. We also offer leading-edge treatments which are not available under OHIP including: iTind™ and REZUM™ for BPH; cosmetic circumcisions; vasectomy reversals; Empower radiofrequency treatments for the vaginal mucosa and tightening; and Nanoknife™ IRE focal therapy for prostate cancer. Scroll down to learn more.
For referrals under OHIP please have your family doctor fax a referral to our fax number (905-832-6651). To discuss any of the treatments not covered by OHIP please contact our office by email (email@example.com) and a member of our team would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your treatment options.
Dr. Ryan Fitzpatrick
Dr. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a Urologist at Mackenzie Health. He completed medical school at Queen’s University, Urology Residency at the University of Ottawa and subspeciality fellowship training in Infertility and Andrology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Toronto. His practice focuses on the medical and surgical management of urologic diseases, with a special focus on Men’s Health, Infertility and Oncology. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the Vaughan Urology Associates and North Toronto Prostate Centre and works at the Mackenzie Health Hospitals in Vaughan and Richmond Hill as well as Twig Fertility in Toronto.
Dr. Michael Kogon
Dr. Michael Kogon is the Chief of the Division of Urology at Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill. He completed his medical school training and urologic residency at the University of Toronto. He then went on to subspecialty fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery in Melbourne, Australia, including advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is the current president of the Canadian Endourology Group and is a member of Vaughan Urology Associates and the North Toronto Prostate Centre. Dr. Kogon specializes in the minimally invasive treatment of stone disease, BPH, and oncology.
When not in the office or operating room, Dr. Kogon enjoys music composition and recording, with albums available on itunes and spotify. He plays multiple instruments and performs regularly in several bands, including ‘the Void’, Canada’s Urology band, who have performed internationally. He is married, with three children.
Dr. Kogon has released two albums that can be viewed and streamed here
Dr. Rohan Shahani
Rohan Shahani is currently a urologist at Mackenzie Health in York Region (Richmond Hill and Vaughan). He completed his medical school training at University of Toronto and went on to complete his residency in urologic surgery at University of Toronto and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Advanced Endourology at McMaster University. He is currently assistant professor at University of Toronto Division of Urology and Deputy Chief of Surgery at Mackenzie Health. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical therapies for benign and malignant genitourinary diseases.
Dr. Shahani is a member of the North Toronto Prostate Centre and Vaughan Urology Associates.
Dr. Robert Sowerby
Dr. Robert Sowerby is a Urologist who trained at the University of Toronto with subspecialty fellowship training in Endourology. His practice includes the medical and surgical management of urologic diseases with special interests in endoscopic management of stone disease, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and minimally invasive treatment of BPH and urologic oncology. Dr. Sowerby has a Masters of Health Management from McMaster University and is an Assistant Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sowerby is a member of the Vaughan Urology Associates and North Toronto Prostate Centre and works at the Mackenzie Health Hospitals in Vaughan and Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto.
We pride ourselves in providing our patients with the most advanced and proven treatment techniques currently available.
The iTind™ procedure reshapes the anatomy of the prostatic urethra, gently creating a wider opening for urine to flow freely, without burning or cutting out tissue, and without leaving behind a permanent implant. The treatment is straightforward, does not require overnight hospitalization, and has none of the side effects associated with prescription medication.
The iTind™ treatment is a simple procedure performed by a urologist either in the hospital or a clinic and the patient is sent home the same day. The device is placed in the prostatic urethra in a folded configuration and the patient is sent home. During the 5 to 7-day treatment, the iTind™ slowly expands and exerts gentle pressure at three precise points to widen the prostatic urethra opening through which urine can now flow. After 5 to 7 days, the device is completely removed in an office or clinic. Clinical trials demonstrate that the newly reshaped prostate will continue to provide long-lasting relief of BPH symptoms.
Rezum Water Vapor Therapy treats the source of BPH — your enlarged prostate. This short procedure uses the natural energy stored in a few drops of water to shrink the prostate. This allows urine to flow freely. There are no incisions, no general anesthesia, and most patients return to regular activities within a few days, while also preserving sexual function. The number of water vapor treatments varies depending on the size of the prostate; however, the procedure is completed during one appointment.
GreenLight Laser Therapy is an outpatient procedure that uses laser technology to remove your overgrown prostate tissue and rapidly restore natural urine flow, often within 24 hours of the procedure. GreenLight Laser Therapy is an option even if you’re on anticoagulants or blood thinners, or if you have an implanted pacemaker, defibrillator or neurostimulator.
Intravaginal Radiofrequency treatments – Morpheus8 V and Plus90
We offer intravaginal radiofrequency treatments that remodel vaginal tissue and treat urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, recurrent urinary tract infections, genitourinary symptoms of menopause, vaginal laxity, reduced sensation during intercourse, and skin conditions such as lichen sclerosus. This is an office-based procedure. Using the Morpheus8 V with Plus90, pulses of radiofrequency energy are delivered into the vaginal and labial tissues to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen. This results in increased lubrication, renewed vaginal tissue thickness, strength and tone which results in vaginal and labial tightening.
Men who are dissatisfied with the appearance, shape or feel of their penis can undergo a cosmetic circumcision in our clinic. The added benefits of a cosmetic circumcision include a decreased risk of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and penile cancer.
Vasectomy reversal is also offered at our clinic, and is performed by reconnecting the tubes that carry sperm from each testicle into the semen.
Nanoknife™ IRE for localized prostate cancer
Nanoknife™ , also known as Nanoknife™ IRE (irreversible electroporation) is a treatment that uses non-thermal electrical energy to kill prostate cancer cells. This treatment is used as a focal therapy to treat a dominant prostate cancer nodule or hemi-ablation (half gland) while preserving the remaining healthy tissue in the prostate and the surrounding structures including blood vessels, muscles (urinary sphincter), and nerves (neurovascular bundle). In this treatment, while under anesthesia, needles (electrodes) are placed into the prostate through the skin in the perineum (under the scrotum) and the Nanoknife™ energy is passed between the needles as the treatment occurs and the prostate cancer cells are destroyed. The recovery and functional outcome following Nanoknife™ treatment are favourable when compared to radical surgery or radiation. In addition, Nanoknife™ can be repeated if needed where most other treatments for prostate cancer cannot.