DEARBORN — Urologist Steven Lucas, M.D., recently joined Wayne State University Physician Group, a multi-specialty practice group with more than 100 locations in metropolitan Detroit, including one at 18100 Oakwood Blvd., Suite 300.
Lucas, of Grosse Pointe, is trained in minimally invasive robotic and endoscopic surgery, and specializes in genitourinary cancers, tumors in the genital and urinary organs.
Lucas is board-certified and has completed education and training in health science, urology and clinical research from institutions such as Kalamazoo College, Rush Medical College, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
His involvement in the community includes providing volunteering services in various programs such as tutoring, providing health care services to homeless shelters and neighborhood clinics, as well as participation in student associations. He has submitted several abstracts for the World Congress of Endourology, written an extensive amount of print and electronic publications and journals and received several achievements and awards.
His role with the WSU Physician Group aids in providing minimally invasive surgery, which improves patient recovery after surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. As a result, patients use less pain medicine during and after their hospital stays and return to work more quickly following a robotic procedure than after the open equivalent. Additionally, robotic surgery allows more challenging minimally invasive procedures to be accomplished while preserving the benefits in recovery.