Dr. J. Frontera

Dr. J. Frontera
Graduated with honors in 1985 from the UPR School of Medicine. Did three years of General Surgery at Hahnnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and finished residency in Urology at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1991. Joined the academic faculty as Assistant Professor of Urology at WSU from 1991-1997 after which I left for private practice in Orlando, Florida and returned to Michigan in 2001 to join the Michigan Institute of Urology. During my tenure at WSU I was Chief of Urology at Detroit Receiving Hospital where I was director of urologic trauma and reconstruction. I also initiated the Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery program at the department. My current areas of interest include the application of robotics, laparoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery in the management of urologic cancer, complex stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and upper urinary tract reconstruction.

Languages Spoken:

English and Spanish

Medical School:

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine


Wayne State University, Detroit

All surgical treatments have inherent and associated side effects. Individual’s outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience. The most common side effects are mild and transient and may include mild pain or difficulty when urinating, discomfort in the pelvis, blood in the urine, inability to empty the bladder or a frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and bladder or urinary tract infection. Other risks include ejaculatory dysfunction and a low risk of injury to the urethra or rectum where the devices gain access to the body for treatment. Further, there may be other risks as in other urological surgery, such as anesthesia risk or the risk of infection, including the potential transmission of blood borne pathogens. For more information about potential side effects and risks associated with Aquablation therapy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment, speak with your urologist or surgeon. Prior to using our products, please review the Instructions for Use, Operator’s Manual or User Manual, as applicable, and any accompanying documentation for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse events. No claim is made that the AquaBeam Robotic System will cure any medical condition, or entirely eliminate the diseased entity. Repeated treatment or alternative therapies may sometimes be required.

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