Dr. Desiderio Avila Jr. is a urologist treating patients in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding communities. His approach is centered on providing
personalized, comprehensive care to each of his patients. He holds certification from the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association. Dr. Avila is also bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Avila attended Princeton University. He pursued his medical degree at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine, finishing in the top of his class. Dr. Avila received residency training in general surgery and urology at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a prestigious fellowship in reproductive medicine, microsurgery, and fertility at the Baylor Clinic in Houston, receiving numerous research awards and becoming a leader in his field.
Patients visiting Dr. Avila can receive a full range of urological and reproductive services. His areas of specialization include male and female infertility, vasectomy, microsurgical variocele repair, and sperm harvesting techniques. Treatment is also available for issues including kidney stones, incontinence, frequent urination, bladder cancer, and urinary tract infection. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Avila enjoys swimming, cycling, running, and spending time outdoors with his wife and two children.…
Avila D, Gittens PG, Khera M, Lipshultz LI; Intralesional Verapamil Injection Combined with Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors Improves Results in the Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease. Abstract for AUA meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA.
Sweeney M, Bennett R, Avila D, Khera M, Morgentaler A; PSA and Follow-up Biopsy Results in Men Who Received Testosterone Therapy While on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer. Abstract for AUA meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA.
Weedin J, Avila D, Link RE; The Impact of Proximal Stone Burden on the Treatment of Forgotten, Encrusted, and Calcified Ureteral Stents. Abstract for AUA meeting 2010, San Francisco, CA.
Byrne L, Avila D, Khera M, and Seftel AD; Etiology and Risk Factors of Erectile Dysfunction; Chapter in Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Editor Kevin T. McVary. Springer; December 2009
Avila D and Link RE; Robotic and Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy; Chapter in Early Diagnosis of Cancer Series: Prostate Cancer. Editor Li Ming-Su. Elsevier; May 2009
Boon JR, Salas NA, Avila D, Boone TB, Lipshultz LI, Link RE; Construct Validity of the Pig Intestine Model in the Simulation of Laparoscopic Urethrovesical Anastomosis: Tools for Objective Evaluation. J Endourology 2008 Dec;22(12):2713-16.
Khera D, Mohamed O, Avila D, Ekeruo, W, Gangitano D, Lipshultz L, Somogyi G; ATP Release From Cavernosal Tissue Is Greater In Patients Following Prostatectomy As Compared To Patients With Organic ED.. Abstract for AUA meeting 2008, Orlando, FL.
Khera D, Mohamed O, Avila D, Gangitano D, Lipshultz L, Somogyi G; Erectile Dysfunction After a Radical Prostatectomy is More Likely Due to Cavernosal Nerve Injury Than Non-functioning Penile Tissue. Abstract for SMSNA meeting 2007, Chicago IL
Khera M, Mohamed O, Avila D, Gangitano D, Lipshultz L, Somogyi G; ATP Release From Cavernosal Tissue is Greater in Patients Following Prostatectomy as Compared to Patients With Organic ED. Abstract for SMSNA meeting 2007, Chicago IL
Boon JR, Avila D, Sosa JE, Salas NA; Construct Validity of the Pig Intestine Model in the Simulation of Laparoscopic Urethrovesical Anastomosis. Abstract for 8 th Annual Advances in Teaching & Learning Regional Conference 2007 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Salas NA, Sosa JE, Salas I, Boon JR, Avila D; Assessment of Anastomotic Leakage: A Novel System for the Training of Surgeons to Perform a Tubular Anastomosis and Objectively Evaluate Anastomotic Leak. Abstract for 8 th Annual Advances in Teaching & Learning Regional Conference 2007 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Salas I, Sosa JE, Avila D, Boon JR, Salas NA; Laparoscopic-Simulator Box: a Simple Design for Surgical Residency Programs to Improve Trainees’ Laparoscopic Skills; Abstract for 8 th Annual Advances in Teaching & Learning Regional Conference 2007 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Salas NA, Sosa JE, Salas I, Boon JR, Avila D; Taking Digital Microphotography and Videos through a Microscope without any Special Lens. . Abstract for 8 th Annual Advances in Teaching & Learning Regional Conference 2007 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
O’Connor RC, Gerber GS, Avila D, Chen AA, Bales GT; Comparison of outcomes after single or DOUBLE-CUFF artificial urinary sphincter insertion. Urology. 2003 Oct;62(4):723-6
O’Connor RC, Bales GT, Avila D, Gerber GS; Variability of the International Prostate Symptom Score in men with lower urinary tract symptoms. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2003;37(1):35-7.
Avila D, and Jayakar D; Cool Reperfusate Ameliorates Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in the Isolated Working Rat Heart. Summer Research Basic Science Forum, University of Chicago, 8/2000
Avila D and Rosenberg L; The Physician-Scientist Era is Dying: What are Chicago’s Medical Schools Doing About It? Thesis Defense, Princeton University, 4/1999
Avila D and Newton A; An H1-D1-H2-D2 Phosphorelay Pathway is Essential in the Regulation of Important Developmental Events of the Organism Caulobacter Crescentus. Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Princeton University Molecular Biology Forum for Summer Scholars 8/1998