Gavin N. Wagenheim, MD was raised in Houston, TX after moving from Johanessburg, South Africa in 1987. He attended Bellaire High school and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He returned to Houston for his medical training at the University of Texas medical school. He then completed his General Surgery Internship and Urology Residency at the University of Texas at Houston and MD Anderson cancer center, where he served as chief resident from 2015-2016. Dr. Wagenheim has published numerous articles and authored book chapters on both benign and oncologic Urologic disease.
Dr. Wagenheim’s areas of special interest in Urology include the following:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Endourology/stone disease
- Robotic applications in urology
Dr. Wagenheim has received extensive training in Urologic prosthetic implantation for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, as well as in cutting edge techniques such as Interstim© for voiding dysfunction and Urolift© for BPH.
Dr. Wagenheim performs robot assisted laparoscopic urologic surgery for all urological conditions including kidney, bladder and prostate cancer using the state of the art Da Vinci robot by Intuitive (www.davincisurgery.com). This tool assists the surgeon to perform surgery with benefits such as:
- Less blood loss
- Less pain
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospitalization
- Quicker return to normal activity
In his free time, Dr. Wagenheim enjoys spending time with his wife, son and daughter, and their extended family here in Houston. He is an avid sports fan and loves to sample the great restaurants in the city.