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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 at Chapel Hill, 2006 - 2010
  • Residency, Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005 - 2006
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005

Publications

Peters, Chloe E., Evan C. Carlos, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Purulent Inflatable Penile Prostheses Can Be Safely Immediately Salvaged in Insulin-Dependent Diabetics..” The Journal of Sexual Medicine 15, no. 12 (December 2018): 1673–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.10.002.

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Lentz, Aaron C., Dayron Rodríguez, Leah G. Davis, Michel Apoj, B Price Kerfoot, Paul Perito, Gerard Henry, et al. “Simulation Training in Penile Implant Surgery: Assessment of Surgical Confidence and Knowledge With Cadaveric Laboratory Training..” Sex Med 6, no. 4 (December 2018): 332–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esxm.2018.09.001.

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Kahokehr, Arman A., Andrew C. Peterson, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Posterior urethral stenosis after prostate cancer treatment: contemporary options for definitive management..” Transl Androl Urol 7, no. 4 (August 2018): 580–92. https://doi.org/10.21037/tau.2018.04.04.

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Helfand, Brian T., Abigail R. Smith, H Henry Lai, Claire C. Yang, John L. Gore, Brad A. Erickson, Karl J. Kreder, et al. “Prevalence and Characteristics of Urinary Incontinence in a Treatment Seeking Male Prospective Cohort: Results from the LURN Study..” J Urol 200, no. 2 (August 2018): 397–404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2018.02.075.

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Carlos, E. C., L. G. Davis, C. E. Peters, and A. C. Lentz. “237 Prosthesis-specific survey: characterizing sexual quality of life in men with a 3-piece penile prosthesis.” In The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 15:S215–16. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.04.201.

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Carlos, E. C., L. G. Davis, C. E. Peters, and A. C. Lentz. “701 Immediate salvage of purulent inflatable penile prostheses can be safely done in insulin-dependent type II diabetics and the chronically immunosuppressed.” In The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 15:S399–400. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.04.609.

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Sexton, Stephanie J., Michael A. Granieri, and Aaron C. Lentz. “Survey on the Contemporary Management of Intraoperative Urethral Injuries During Penile Prosthesis Implantation..” J Sex Med 15, no. 4 (April 2018): 576–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.01.026.

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