Christian P. Pavlovich MDProfessor of Urology and Oncology; Director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Pavlovich has been on staff at Johns Hopkins in the Department of Urology since 2001. He is Director of Urologic Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Director of the Johns Hopkins Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program. His practice is dedicated primarily to the treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancer, as well as to the treatment of benign prostatic diseases. He is experienced in open, laparoscopic, and robotic minimally invasive surgery for the management of urologic tumors, including nerve-sparing laparoscopic and robotic- assisted radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic and robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy, and robotic radical cystectomy. A particular expertise of his is the robotic extraperitoneal (or retroperitoneal) approach to the prostate and kidney for patients with prostate or kidney cancer. This approach, which avoids entry into the abdominal cavity, is ideally suited for patients that have had prior abdominal or inguinal operations (e.g. hernia repairs, appendectomy, colectomy) or who have inflammatory conditions (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis) or obesity that might make an abdominal robotic approach more hazardous.
Dr. Pavlovich’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, industry, and through institutional grants. He continues to work on early detection and risk stratification of prostate and kidney cancer using novel urinary, blood, and imaging modalities. As Director of Urologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, he continues to treat cancer with an emphasis on minimizing morbidity and maximizing quality of life, while exposing his patients to the latest treatment options and techniques. In addition, as Fellowship Director for Urologic Oncology, he oversees the selection and training of the next generation of leaders in the field.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Expert Consensus Recommendations for Robotic Surgery Credentialing
- Incorporating MRI and Biomarkers in Active Surveillance Protocols
- Extraperitoneal vs Transperitoneal Single-Port Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
- Single-Port Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy With the da Vinci SP Platform
- Effect of Bladder Neck Sparing at Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy on Postoperative Continence Rates and Biochemical Recurrence
- Risk of Urinary Retention Following Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy and Impact on Early Continence Outcomes
- Effect of Repeat Prostate Biopsies on Erectile Function
- Effect of Repeated Prostate Biopsies on Erectile Function in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer