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Aaron Claude Lentz, MD

Director, Duke Urology Men’s Health Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: 3480 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 506, Raleigh, NC 27609
Campus Mail: DUMC 3480 Wake Forest Rd, Suite 506, Raleigh, NC 27609

I find the reconstructive aspect of urologic surgery the most exciting and challenging from a strategic and surgical perspective. Reconstructive urology provides an opportunity to help improve and to restore function as well as aesthetics for the patient who has endured injury, cancer, previous surgical complications, or congenital conditions. The uniqueness of each case poses a tactical and a surgical challenge, requiring a highly individualized and carefully planned and executed surgical approach to address the problem and underlying anatomical and medical cause. Within the emerging subspecialty of reconstructive urology, I focus on complex urethral stricture disease utilizing anastomotic and substitution urethroplasty; management of upper urinary tract obstruction; urinary fistula repair; prosthetic urology including penile implants for erectile dysfunction, as well as artificial urinary sphincters and minimally invasive slings for male stress urinary incontinence; penile reconstruction for Peyronie’s disease; and a comprehensive approach to male sexual health and male wellness.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2010 - 2011
  • Residency, Urologic Surgery, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2006 - 2010
  • Residency, Surgery, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2005 - 2006
  • M.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2005

Publications

Renterghem, Koenraad van, Brecht Jacobs, Faysal Yafi, Daniar Osmonov, David Ralph, Luca Venturino, John Taylor Barnard, et al. “Current practices regarding corporotomy localization during penoscrotal inflatable penile implant surgery: a multicenter cohort study.” Int J Impot Res, April 12, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-021-00431-w.

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Osman, Mohamad M., Linda M. Huynh, Farouk M. El-Khatib, Maxwell Towe, Huang-Wei Su, Robert Andrianne, Gregory Barton, et al. “Immediate preoperative blood glucose and hemoglobin a1c levels are not predictive of postoperative infections in diabetic men undergoing penile prosthesis placement.” In International Journal of Impotence Research, 33:296–302, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-020-0261-5.

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Yafi, Faysal A., James Furr, Farouk M. El-Khatib, Koenraad van Renterghem, Luca Venturino, Robert Andrianne, Daniar Osmonov, et al. “Prospective analysis of cultures from the Furlow insertion tool: a possible etiology for penile prosthesis infections.” Int J Impot Res 33, no. 3 (April 2021): 291–95. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-020-0256-2.

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Nosé, Brent D., Dominic C. D. Grimberg, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Update on Intraoperative Cultures, Biofilms, and Modifiable Factors During Revision of Clinically Non-Infected Penile Implants.” Sexual Medicine Reviews 9, no. 1 (January 2021): 160–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sxmr.2020.07.005.

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Chandrapal, Jason, Shelby Harper, Leah G. Davis, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Comparison of Penile Prosthesis Cultures Within Individual Patients After Removal/Replacement and Subsequent Salvage.” Sex Med 8, no. 4 (December 2020): 783–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esxm.2020.06.006.

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Grimberg, Dominic, Sabrina Wang, Evan Carlos, Brent Nosé, Shelby Harper, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Counter incision is a safe and effective method for alternative reservoir placement during inflatable penile prosthesis surgery.” Transl Androl Urol 9, no. 6 (December 2020): 2688–96. https://doi.org/10.21037/tau-20-923.

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Rezaee, Michael E., Maxwell Towe, Mohamad M. Osman, Linda M. Huynh, Farouk M. El-Khatib, Robert Andrianne, Gregory Broderick, et al. “A Multicenter Investigation Examining American Urological Association Recommended Antibiotic Prophylaxis vs Nonstandard Prophylaxis in Preventing Device Infections in Penile Prosthesis Surgery in Diabetic Patients.” J Urol 204, no. 5 (November 2020): 969–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000001158.

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Krishnappa, Pramod, Vasan S. Srini, Rupin Shah, Aaron C. Lentz, Giulio Garaffa, Juan Ignacio Martinez-Salamanca, and Ignacio Moncada. “Cadaveric Penile Prosthesis Workshop training improves surgical confidence levels of urologists: South Asian Society for Sexual Medicine course survey.” Int J Urol 27, no. 11 (November 2020): 1032–37. https://doi.org/10.1111/iju.14338.

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