Robert Cowles

Robert Cowles
Cowles Clinic Center for Urology provides diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of urological diseases for both men and women. Dr. Robert S. Cowles has over 35 years of experience as a specialist in urological disorders and disease. He has extensive experience in the treatment of cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testicle. He is a leader in the use of new technology and medical devices in the field or Urology. Dr. Cowles continues to teach and lecture surgeons from around the world, and has multiple scientific publications Dr. Robert S. Cowles is internationally renowned for his innovative approaches to treating Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Dr. Cowles initiated the use of lasers in the field or Urology Dr. Cowles has receoved many professional Awards and Honors including: First Prize, Resident’s Essay Contest American Urological Assn. Prostate Educator of the Year American Foundation for Urologic Disease Bodo von Guerlt’s Lecturer Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Center for Excellence Dr. Cowles has taught both Nationally and Internationally: Visiting Professor, Department of Urology Royal St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Australia Visiting Professor, Department of Urology Huddinge University Hospital Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden Visiting Lecturer and Physician Hawley Street Clinic, London England Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery Emory University Dr. Cowles has held numerous Professional Offices and Board of Director Appointments that include President, Athens Regional Medical Center Staff Chief, Department of Urology, Athens Regional and St. Mary’s Hospital President, Crawford Long Medical Society Chairman, Department of Urology for West Paces Medical Center President, Georgia Urological Association Cowles Clinic Founder and Chairman Board of Governors, University of Tennessee Alumni Assn., 2008 – 2010 Board of Directors, Southeastern Section American Urological Assn. Georgia Trauma Foundation Board of Directors, 2012 – present Georgia Trauma Foundation Vice President, January 2013 – present 9-1-1 State of Georgia Governor’s Commission Member Georgia Trauma Commission – Governor’s Appointee, 2010 - Present
Medical School:

University of Tennessee, Health Science Center


Urology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

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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