Dr. Christian A. Hettinger, MD

Dr. Christian A. Hettinger, MD

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Urology | Male | 38 years old

Dr. Hettinger completed 5 years of training in general surgery and urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. After growing up in Kansas City, Dr. Hettinger moved to Memphis, TN, where he attended Rhodes College and graduated cum laude. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2005. He then moved to Rochester, MN to complete his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic. While at the Mayo Clinic, he had extensive training in robotic surgery and treatment of cancers of the urinary tract. In addition to robotic radical prostatectomy, Dr. Hettinger also performs multiple other robotic surgeries, including robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy (removal of all or part of the kidney), robotic pyeloplasty, robotic sacrocolpopexy (female prolapse reconstruction), robotic ureteral reimplantation, robotic bladder diverticulectomy, and robotic radical cystectomy. Dr. Hettinger is trained in all aspects of urology and also has interests in urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and the treatment of stones and enlarged prostates. He has completed additional training at the Mayo Clinic in microsurgery. He is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, and Kansas Urological Society. Dr. Hettinger is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology and is licensed to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri.Read more

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Dr Hettinger was very helpful in referring me to the physician that could resolve my problem. Rather than trying to do the procedure himself he very graciously referred me to a partner who could had more expertise in the procedure I needed. It takes a doctor who truly cares about their patients to put their patients first. Thanks Dr. Hettinger!
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Dr. Hettinger completed 5 years of training in general surgery and urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

After growing up in Kansas City, Dr. Hettinger moved to Memphis, TN, where he attended Rhodes College and graduated cum laude.  He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2005.  He then moved to Rochester, MN to complete his internship and residency at the Mayo Clinic.

While at the Mayo Clinic, he had extensive training in robotic surgery and treatment of cancers of the urinary tract.  In addition to robotic radical prostatectomy, Dr. Hettinger also performs multiple other robotic surgeries, including robotic nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy (removal of all or part of the kidney), robotic pyeloplasty, robotic sacrocolpopexy (female prolapse reconstruction), robotic ureteral reimplantation, robotic bladder diverticulectomy, and robotic radical cystectomy.

Dr. Hettinger is trained in all aspects of urology and also has interests in urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and the treatment of stones and enlarged prostates. He has completed additional training at the Mayo Clinic in microsurgery.  He is a member of the American Urological Association, American Association of Clinical Urologists, and Kansas Urological Society. Dr. Hettinger is Board Certified by the American Board of Urology and is licensed to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri.

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  •  Specializes in Urology
  •  Board certified in Urology
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Rhodes College

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Male Adult Urology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Urologic Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Vasectomy
  • Wound Repair