Steven Gange, MD FACS
Urologist in Salt Lake City
Dr. Steven Gange graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1986. After his Urology residency training at the University of Kentucky in 1991, he entered the US Army as an academic urologist, teaching, and training residents. He joined Western Urological Clinic (now Summit Urology Group) in Salt Lake City, UT, in 1996. With over 25 years of clinical and research experience, he has developed particular expertise in Men’s Health Urology, emphasizing minimally invasive procedures. He continues to be active as a Clinical Researcher and as such was the first Urologist in North America to perform the NeoTract UroLift for BPH, and the first in the world to perform UroLift under local anesthesia. He has performed over 1000 UroLift procedures on men from across the US and from four other countries. He has trained hundreds of urologists, and lectured to them in 48 states and 18 countries.
Dr. Gange’s UroLift Experience
FDA-approved in 2013, UroLift is recommended in the BPH Procedural Guidelines of the American Urological Association for men with prostatic obstruction interested in preserving sexual function, and has now been performed on well over 300,000 men worldwide.
As a principal investigator in the randomized pivotal FDA trial (LIFT) Dr. Steven Gange was the first urologist in North America to perform UroLift and performed more than any other investigator (and was also the first in the world to do it under local anesthesia). As of 2016, Dr. Gange has completed the largest series of in-office UroLift procedures under local anesthesia in the world. In recognition for his clinical experience and educational efforts, Dr. Gange was awarded the first-ever UroLift Center of Excellence designee on November 1, 2016. This designation recognizes that he has demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from urinary tract symptoms and has achieved a high level of training and experience with the UroLift system, and recognizes his teaching and training of his peers.
Dr. Gange has since performed over 1,300 procedures. As an inaugural UroLift faculty member, He has also been privileged to have taught UroLift to hundreds of urologists in nearly every US state and Canada. During COVID times, Dr. Gange conducted webinars to urologists in SE Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Additionally, dozens of US Urologists and their teams have visited his Salt Lake office to learn from him and his staff in their Premier Patient Experience (PPX) program.
Dr. Gange typically performs this efficient and tolerable procedure in his office under local anesthesia (with Nitrous Oxide). Most men see substantially more relief than with medications within weeks. Over 90% of my UroLift patients are able to discontinue their medications.
In 2018 a study (MedLIFT) was published demonstrating safety and effectiveness when treating obstructive middle lobes (OML) with UroLift. Dr. Gange has done over 100 of these procedures and is the only US urologist teaching others this Advanced UroLift Technique for OMLs. UroLift is hands-down the best intervention he has witnessed within his specialty.
Watch Dr. Gange Speak at the Men’s Health CME about Men’s Health
Dr. Gange is dedicated to all aspects of Urology education to the public and medical providers. In 2001 he founded The Utah Healthy Living Foundation, a Continuing Medical Education-accredited 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to improving quality of life in Utah through health education and screenings, and he remains its President. He has held numerous other leadership positions including President of the Utah Urological Society, Chair of the Utah Cancer Action Network, Chief of Surgery at St. Mark’s Hospital, and member of the Practice Management Committee for the American Urological Association. He has been listed in Top Doctors in America, voted there by his peers. He contributes articles to the lay press and was instrumental in the creation of the Urology section of WebMD.
Dr. Gange lives in Salt Lake City. He has pride and joy in his grown sons, Robert an option trader in London and William an Ophthalmologist finishing his retina fellowship in Denver. His adorable step-daughter Fiona and wonder dog Bernie live in Draper. Dr. Gange and his wife also have his two wonderful grandchildren.
Dr. Gange’s Philosophy: “I enjoy and take great pride in being able to help others. I strive to treat people the way I would want to be treated and receive deep gratification from my involvement in the physician-patient relationship. I like being on the cutting edge, and that we actively participate in clinical research; this often allows me an opportunity to offer the least invasive and best options to patients. And I really enjoy teaching, whether one-on-one in the office or to an audience of my peers.”
Learn more about UroLift and its benefits in the above video.