Clinical Research

Genitourinary Surgical Consultants is owned by Dr. Jeffrey A. Snyder who serves as the lead investigator for various clinical trials. The research department is conveniently located within the clinical office.

The clinical department shares patient names with the research department. As a patient of Genitourinary Surgical Consultants, you may receive periodic information from our research department about studies which may be of interest to you and/or that your physician has recommended.

Why are Clinical Studies important to Genitourinary Surgical Consultants?

Being involved in research programs helps our office meet its mission to serve men and women who want to remain active and youthful by empowering them to regain control over their urinary, pelvic and sexual health. Through this association, we are able to offer a wide variety of treatment options and remain on the cutting edge of technology.

What is a Clinical Study?

A Clinical Study is designed to test the effects of a medication, medical treatment, or device on a group of volunteers. A group of professionals called the Institutional Review Board carefully review study activities and is responsible for the safety and well-being of the study volunteers.

Who can be in a Clinical Study?

People with the condition being studied as well as healthy people can volunteer to participate in clinical studies. Each study has specific requirements for participants. The Principle Investigator conducting the study will review the volunteer's medical history and study requirements to determine eligibility. Study procedures, benefits, and known risks will be explained to the volunteer prior to participating in the study. This discussion is called the Informed Consent.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Several benefits exist for the volunteer. These include:

  • It increases the participants' understanding of the condition and allows the participants to meet other people who have the same problem, which strengthens the participants' support network.
  • Participants receive study related medical care such as examination, medication, laboratory work, and treatment at little to no cost.
  • Participants are often compensated for their time and travel.
  • Participants are giving back to the community by helping researchers find new treatments and/or medications as well as helping the researchers uncover new information about the condition and therapies.

Currently, we are looking for patients to be involved with these studies:

  • Overactive Bladder with Urinary Incontinence
  • Localized Prostate Cancer patients undergoing Active Surveillance
  • Bladder Cancer patients who have failed BCG therapy
  • Over Active Bladder in patients over the age of 65
  • Over Active Bladder in men taking Flomax

If you have any of these conditions, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial. If you're interested in being screened, please contact 303.320.0120.