Joseph A. Costa, D.O.
The UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville Department of Urology provides compassionate,
timely, and high quality academic urological care to the residents of Northeast
Florida and Southeast Georgia. The staff at UF Health Urology – Jacksonville
includes four academic urological surgeons and three non-physician providers.
They are supported by numerous nursing and medical assistant staff as well as other
departments at the University of Florida and UF Health Jacksonville campus. In addition
to general urology,
UF Health Urology in Jacksonville specializes in the care
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery, which includes male urethral stricture
disease, female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, including complications
of prior mesh surgery, and traumatic injury of the urinary system. Currently UF
Health at Jacksonville has one of the nation’s largest patient databases following
women who have had transvaginal mesh surgery
- Traumatic and congenital spinal cord injury as it relates to bladder
and bowel function. UF Health Jacksonville
leads North Florida in the urologic care of traumatic and congenital SCI and has
an active transition program partnered with Nemours Children’s Clinic for continuity
of care as adolescents mature into adulthood.
- Genitourinary oncology involves a multidisciplinary team of specialists
dedicated to individualizing cancer care for patients by offering state of the art
clinical trials and therapeutic interventions including minimally invasive laparoscopic
surgery, cryotherapy, and DaVinci robotic surgery. In addition, the Urology Center
works closely with the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in providing a team approach
to urological cancers.
- Urinary stone disease utilizes ESWL and both antegrade and retrograde
endourological surgical techniques to help patients become stone free with minimal
recovery time. For recurrent stone formers, in close collaboration with the departments
of nephrology and endocrinology, an evaluation is completed to elucidate possible
treatable causes of stone formation.
- Andrology, a urologic subspecialty focusing on male factor infertility,
erectile dysfunction, and treating low testosterone (hypogonadism). Some of the
techniques offered to assist our andrology patients include, reversal of prior vasectomies,
microsurgical varicocele repairs, and the insertion of inflatable penile prostheses.
Thank you for your interest in our department. If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact us.
Joseph A. Costa, D.O.
Interim Chair, Department of Urology; Assistant Dean for Clinical Informatics