Top Specialized Hospitals - Urology

World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023

As part of Newsweek's commitment to cover all aspects of health, we've again partnered with global research firm Statista to rank the world's best specialized hospitals. Last year, we looked at the best facilities in 10 specialties: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology and pediatrics. This year we are proud to expand that to 11 specialties, with the addition of urology. The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology and the top 125 each in gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, urology and pulmonology. And for the second year, Newsweek and Statista have developed a list of hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advanced technologies.

The World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 ranks the 300 facilities in 28 countries that lead in their use of AI, digital imaging, telemedicine, robotics and electronic functionalities.

We hope that you will find our rankings helpful in finding the right hospital for yourself or a loved one.

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RankHospitalDepartmentCityCountryPROMS
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterMayo Clinic UrologyRochester, MNUnited States
2Cleveland ClinicGlickman Urological & Kidney InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
3Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, NYUnited States
4Asan Medical CenterDepartment Of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
5Samsung Medical CenterDepartment Of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
6Seoul National University HospitalDepartment of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
7University College HospitalUrology service at UCLHLondonUnited Kingdom
8The Johns Hopkins HospitalBrady Urological InstituteBaltimore, MDUnited States
9MD Anderson Cancer CenterMD Anderson Urology CenterHouston, TXUnited States
10Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalUrologySeongnamSouth Korea
11UCSF Medical CenterUCSF Department of UrologySan Francisco, CAUnited States
12The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
13Hospital Universitario La PazUrology Service of the Hospital Universitario la PazMadridSpain
14Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaInstituto Clínic de Nefrología y UrologíaBarcelonaSpain
15Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleMayo Clinic UrologyJacksonville, FLUnited States
16AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService d'UrologieParisFrance
17Hospital Sirio LibanesNúcleo Avançado de Urologia do Sírio-LibanêsSao PauloBrazil
18Guy's HospitalUrology servicesLondonUnited Kingdom
19University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterUH Urology InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
20Vanderbilt University Medical CenterDepartment Of UrologyNashville, TNUnited States
21Singapore General Hospital (SGH)UrologySingaporeSingapore
22Keck Hospital of USCUSC UrologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
23Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreDivision Of UrologyTorontoCanada
24Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDepartment of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
25Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalStanford Urology ClinicStanford, CAUnited States
26Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreUrologíaMadridSpain
27Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaL'Unità Operativa Complessa (UOC) UrologiaPadovaItaly
28Houston Methodist HospitalDepartment Of UrologyHouston, TXUnited States
29Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónUrologíaMadridSpain
30Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment Of UrologyBoston, MAUnited States
31Kyoto University HospitalUrologyKyotoJapan
32Mayo Clinic - PhoenixMayo Clinic UrologyPhoenix, AZUnited States
33University of Colorado HospitalDepartment Of UrologyAurora, COUnited States
34Toronto General - University Health NetworkUrology Surgical Oncology Inpatient UnitTorontoCanada
35AP-HP - Hôpital CochinService d’urologieParisFrance
36Korea University - Anam HospitalDepartment of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
37All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiUrologyDelhiIndia
38Gleneagles HospitalUrinary & Reproductive System (Urology)SingaporeSingapore
39Cleveland Clinic - FloridaGlickman Urological & Kidney InstituteWeston, FLUnited States
40UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical CenterUCLA UrologyLos Angeles, CAUnited Statesx
41The Christian Medical CollegeDepartment Of UrologyVelloreIndia
42University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDepartment Of UrologyAnn Arbor, MIUnited States
43Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianPenn Urology ProgramPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
44Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment Of UrologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
45Elsan - Clinique Saint-AugustinUrologie à la Clinique Saint AugustinBordeauxFrance
46Medanta The MedicityUrology and AndrologyGurgaonIndia
47The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
48University of California - Davis Medical CenterDepartment of Urologic SurgerySacramento, CAUnited States
49Presidio Ospedaliero Molinette - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della ScienzaChirurgia Generale e SpecialisticaTorinoItaly
50Brigham And Women's Faulkner HospitalDivision Of UrologyBoston, MAUnited States
51Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaDivision of UrologyPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
52NYU Langone HospitalsDepartment of UrologyNew York, NYUnited States
53Amsterdam UMCUrologieAmsterdamNetherlands
54Northwestern Memorial HospitalNorthwestern Medicine Urology Galter PavilionChicago, ILUnited States
55Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoUrologiaMilanItaly
56Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityUrologySeoulSouth Korea
57Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de UrologíaMadridSpain
58AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouUrologieParisFrance
59MemorialCare Long Beach Medical CenterLong Beach, CAUnited States
60Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalUrologie - CliniqueMontrealCanada
61University of Chicago Medical CenterUrologyChicago, ILUnited States
62The University of Tokyo HospitalUrology and AndrologyTokyoJapan
63Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Medizinischer UniversitätscampusUniversitätsklinik für UrologieWienAustria
64Henry Ford HospitalVattikuti Urology Institute (VUI)Detroit, MIUnited States
65Isar KlinikumKlinik für UrologieMunichGermany
66Ajou University HospitalUrology DepartmentSuwon CitySouth Koreax
67Connecticut Children's Medical CenterUrologyHartford, CTUnited States
68Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de UrologíaPamplonaSpainx
69University of Washington Medical CenterUrology Clinic at UW Medical Center - NorthwestSeattle, WAUnited States
70New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellDepartment of UrologyNew York, NYUnited States
71Texas Children's HospitalUrology DivisionHouston, TXUnited States
72MedStar Washington Hospital CenterUrologyWashington, DCUnited States
73St. Louis Children's HospitalUrology ServicesSaint Louis, MOUnited States
74Okayama University HospitalDepartment of UrologyOkayamaJapan
75Hackensack University Medical CenterUrologyHackensack, NJUnited States
76Nationwide Children's HospitalSection of UrologyColumbus, OHUnited States
77Children's National HospitalUrologyWashington, WAUnited States
78Keio University HospitalDepartment of UrologyTokyoJapan
79Addenbrooke'sUrology - Clinic 4aCambridgeUnited Kingdom
80Yale New Haven HospitalUrologyNew Haven, CTUnited States
81Montefiore Medical CenterThe Department of UrologyBronx, NYUnited States
82Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinEinstein Surgery ProgramSao PauloBrazil
83Duke University HospitalUrologyDurham, NCUnited States
84Baylor University Medical CenterUrologyDallas, TXUnited States
85Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephChirurgie urologiqueParisFrance
86Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenUrologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Technischen Universität MünchenMunichGermany
87CHU Nantes - Site Hôtel-Dieuservice d’urologie du CHU de NantesNantesFrance
88Abbott Northwestern HospitalUrologyMinneapolis, MNUnited States
89University of Kansas HospitalUrologyKansas City, MOUnited States
90Hospital Universitari de Bellvitgeservei d’urologiaBarcelonaSpain
91Lahey Hospital and Medical CenterUrology InstitueBurlington, MAUnited States
92Rush University Medical CenterRush UrologyChicago, ILUnited States
93VCH - Vancouver General HospitalUrology Outpatient Clinic - Blusson Spinal Cord CentreVancouverCanada
94Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtKlinik für UrologieFrankfurt am MainGermany
95Cleveland Clinic Akron GeneralUrologyAkron, OHUnited States
96Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest HospitalUrologyMayfield Heights, OHUnited States
97Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronServicio de UrologíaBarcelonaSpain
98Boston Children's HospitalDepartment of UrologyBoston, MAUnited States
99Istituto Clinico HumanitasL’Unità Operativa di UrologiaMilanItaly
100Inselspital BernUniversitätsklinik für UrologieBernSwitzerland
101Hospices Civils de Lyon - Hôpital Edouard HerriotService d'urologieLyonFrance
102Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliClinica UrologicaRomeItaly
103St Thomas' HospitalUrology ServicesLondonUnited Kingdom
104Children's Hospital of MichiganUrologyDetroit, MIUnited States
105AP-HP - Hôpital Bichat-Claude-BernardService d'UrologieParisFrance
106The Mount Sinai HospitalUrologyNew York, NYUnited States
107MedStar Georgetown University HospitalUrologyWashington, DCUnited States
108UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideDepartment of UrologyPittsburgh, PAUnited States
109Austin Hospital - HeidelbergUrology SurgeryMelbourneAustralia
110CHU StrasbourgLe service d’urologieStrasbourgFrance
111Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinKlinik für urologieBerlinGermany
112Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalUrologyCleveland, OHUnited States
113AP-HM - Hôpital de la TimoneChirurgie viscérale et urologie pédiatrique - Hôpitaux Timone et NordMarseilleFrance
114KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of UrologySeoulSouth Korea
115AP-HP - Hôpital Henri-MondorService d'UrologieCreteilFrance
116Johns Hopkins All Children's HospitalPediatric UrologySaint Petersburg, FLUnited States
117LMU KlinikUrologische Klinik und PoliklinikMunichGermanyx
118Sentara Norfolk General HospitalUrology ServicesNorfolk, VIUnited States
119Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical HospitalUrologyTokyoJapan
120Lancaster General HospitalUrology at Lancaster General HealthLancasterUnited States
121Hospital Alemão Oswaldo CruzCentro de UrologiaSao PauloBrazil
122Hospital Clínico Universitario de ValenciaUrologiaValenciaSpain
123Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineUrologyTokyoJapan
124Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) - Cluse-RoseraieLe service d’urologie des HUGGenevaSwitzerland
125Klinikum Stuttgart - KatharinenhospitalZertifiziertes Uroonkologisches ZentrumStuttgartGermany
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METHODOLOGY
The World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 ranking awards the leading hospitals worldwide in 11 medical fields: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, pediatrics and (for the first time) urology.
The lists are based on a global survey, to which over 40,000 medical professionals (doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers) were invited.
The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology and the top 125 for neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology and urology. The list is based on three data sources:

1. WORLDWIDE ONLINE SURVEY:
During the survey period from July to August 2022, thousands of experts were invited to an online survey in cooperation with Newsweek. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals based on their expertise in one primary medical field (e.g., cardiology for cardiologists) and were able to choose an optional secondary area of expertise in which they are also knowledgeable (e.g., due to frequent cooperation with other medical fields).
2. ACCREDITATION DATA (NEW):
Several accreditations/certifications have been added to the scoring model (where available). Accreditations/certifications reflect a range of structural and/or quality requirements which are now relevant for the specialized rankings.
3. PROMs SURVEY (NEW):
In 2022, Newsweek and Statista, together with an expert board, designed a survey regarding the status quo of implementation and use of generic and condition specific PROMs (patient reported outcome measures) hospital settings. This survey was sent to hospitals, collecting information from them directly. Newsweek and Statista understand the importance of this topic, adding the PROMs score to the scoring model for the first time.
Hospitals that specialize in more than one medical field received specific recommendation scores for each medical field based on the respective recommendations. Therefore, one hospital can be represented in more than one list if it receives enough recommendations in each medical field (up to being represented in all 11 lists).

Scoring Model
▸ RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PEERS (primary weighted 70%, secondary weighted 30%. Total weight 92.5%)
▸ ACCREDITATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS (5%)
▸ PROMs SURVEY (2.5%)

Primary recommendations from experts in each medical field account for 70% of each hospital's preliminary reputation score. Secondary recommendations from medical professionals with knowledge in more than one medical field received a weight of 30% toward the preliminary reputation score.
From July to August 2022 Statista invited over 40,000 medical professionals (mostly doctors, but also hospital managers and other health care professionals) in over 20 countries to an online survey. The survey was also promoted on newsweek.com. Participants were invited via email.
Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own field of expertise and were able to recommend hospitals of a secondary field. Recommendations for their own employer/hospital were not allowed. A score was assigned to each facility based on the number of weighted recommendations.For the first time, accreditations were used as an additional element of the scoring model (where available). The following accreditations/certifications reflect a range of structural and/or quality requirements which are now relevant for the specialized rankings:

▸CARF International(Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
▸IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission)
▸JCI (Joint Commission International)

In addition to general hospital certifications, any available accreditations/certifications relevant to specific medical fields (e.g., pediatric specialty program for pediatrics, brain injury specialty program for neurology) were used as well.
For the first time, a PROMs score has been added to the scoring model of this year's edition of the ranking. In summer 2022, Newsweek and Statista reached out to hospitals and conducted a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs.
Patient reported outcome measurements are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. The purpose of the PROMs survey is to determine the status quo of implementation of generic and condition specific PROMs in hospital settings, audits and reporting of the data, and to determine whether the PROMs data is used to optimize the care process and to support therapeutic decisions in real-time.
In cooperation with a panel of experts, a grading system for the different questions was built to determine a PROMs Score. Only hospitals which achieved a minimum of 70% (of the maximum 100% score) were eligible to be graded on the PROMs score curve.

A global board of renowned experts provided guidance and feedback in the design of the PROMs survey:
Prof. Dr. David Bates , Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Gary Kaplan, Senior Advisor and Senior Vice President, CommonSpirit Health
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Meier, Director, Department of Internal medicine, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Prof. Dr. Gregory Katz, Chair of Innovation Management & Value in Health, University of Paris Medical School, France
Dr. med. Jens Deerberg Wittram CEO, Romed Kliniken, Germany

The rankings are composed exclusively of hospitals that are eligible regarding the scope described here. A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on peer recommendations and publicly available data sources at the time. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period August 17,2021 to August 17, 2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated with the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.


You can download the full methodology here.