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H. Ballentine Carter, M.D.




Dr. Carter, Professor of Urology and Oncology, is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease. He is the former editor of the Prostate Bulletin and the current editor of the Prostate White Papers that provide patients with up to date information about diseases that affect the prostate gland. He was recently nominated to be a Trustee of the American Board of Urology by the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. His term extends from February 2012-February 2018. Dr. Carter's election as a Trustee to the American Board of Urology is a recognition of his exemplary patient care and innovative research in the field of prostate cancer.

In his surgical practice, Dr. Carter has performed more that 2800 radical prostatectomies to treat men with prostate cancer. These patients participated in a quality of life survey before and after surgery using validated quality of life instruments. The graph below shows quality of life outcomes over 4 years in 704 men who underwent surgery by Dr. Carter. These data demonstrate that only a small percentage of men have long term urinary leakage requiring protection, and that most men have return of sexual function that mirrors their baseline function as measured using a validated questionnaire. These data enable Dr. Carter to give new patients an accurate picture of their post operative experience and recovery.

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