Brian Flynn, MD
Professor, Surgery-Urology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine (1995)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1991)
Internship:
  • Geisinger Health System Program (1996)
Residency:
  • Geisinger Health System Program, Chief Resident, Urology (2001)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology

Professional Titles

  • Co-Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Past President of the Rocky Mountain Urologic Society
  • Fellowship Director Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Poster, Societe Internationale d’ Urologie (2020)
    Acceptable outcomes utilizing dorsal onlay urethroplasty for radiation-induced urethral stenosis: A multi-institutional experience.
  • Best Poster, Societe Internaionale D’Urologie (SIU) (2017)
    Best Poster, section 8, reconstruction, trauma and urethroplasty: Societe Internaionale D’Urologie (SIU) 37th annual meeting, Libson, Portugal, October 2017. Transvesical ventral buccal mucosa graft inlay cystoplasty for reconstruction of refractory bladder neck contracture after benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery: Surgical techniques and preliminary results.
  • Faculty Teaching Award, U. of Colorado Department of Surgery/Urology (2016)
    The award, initiated by the University of Colorado Urology Residents is presented annually to recognize an outstanding urology educator. There are 25 faculty members eligible for this award and I have been the recipient three times in nine years.
  • AUA Residents Committee Teaching Award Nomi, American Urologic Association (2016)
    AUA Residents Committee Teaching Award Nominee, this award is presented to 1 individual, 14 nominated. The award, initiated by the AUA Residents Committee and approved by the AUA Board, is presented annually to recognize an outstanding urology educator or program director that has dedicated a portion of his/her career to teaching residents and advancing urology graduate medical education.
  • AUA Victor A. Politano Award Nominee, American Urologic Association (2015)
    AUA Victor A. Politano Award Nominee, this award is presented to an individual (urologist, basic scientist, researcher, biomedical engineer, etc.) for outstanding achievements in the field of urinary incontinence and for enhancing the treatment of incontinent patients.
  • Faculty Teaching Award, U. of Colorado Department of Surgery/Urology (2014)
    Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Urology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Best Doctor for Executives, ColoradoBiz Magazine (2012)
    Named Best Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Doctor
  • Faculty Teaching Award, U. of Colorado Department of Surgery/Urology (2008)
    Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Urology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado Hospital Leadership Award, University of Colorado Hospital (2007)
    Awarded for the development and directorship of the UCH Female Pelvic Medicine Clinic

Research Interests

I am interested in clinical outcome research. I prospectively maintain a databank of cases from my practice with a special focus on urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, mesh removal, robotic surgery and urethral stricture disease. I have authored numerous clinical papers, instructional videos and textbook chapters and have presented nationally on various topics including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, transvaginal mesh removal and urethral stricture disease. I have received funding for scientific research in the area of voiding dysfunction.

Teaching

  • Professor of Surgery/Urology (2002)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Publications

  • Policastro CG, Simhan J, Martins FE, Lumen N, Venkatesan K, Angulo JC, Gupta S, Rusilko P, Ramírez Pérez EA, Redger K, Flynn BJ, Hughes M, Blakely S, Nikolavsky D. A multi-institutional critical assessment of dorsal onlay urethroplasty for post-radiation urethral stenosis. World J Urol. 2020 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32944804
  • Quach, A., Maccini, M., Koslov, D., Redger, K. and Flynn, B.J.: Standardized tensioning technique for autologous pubovaginal slings. Video presentation, AUA Annual Meeting, May 2020. V13-07: J. Urol. Volume 203 (4s). e1212. https://doi.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000970.07
  • Quach, A., Koslov, D., Redger, K. and Flynn, B.J.: Robotic removal of hernia mesh bladder erosion. Video presentation, AUA Annual Meeting, My 2020. V11-12: J. Urol. volume 203 (4S). Video presentation, AUA Annual Meeting, May 2020. V10-06: J. Urol. Volume 199 (4s), e1074. https://DOI.org/10.1097/JU.0000000000000945.012
  • Quach, A., Redger, K., Koslov, D., Halstead, N., Vanadurongvan, T., Atwell, M., Higuchi, T. and Flynn, B.J.: Management of the “Difficulty Foley”: Catheter over wire and suparpubic. Video presentation, AUA University Core Curriculum, February 2020.
  • Redger, K., Quach, A. and Flynn, B. J. Sexual health in the neurogenic patient. Curr. Bladder Dysfunct. Rep. Volume 15, issue 4, p. 1-12, Decemeber 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11884-020-00605-0.
  • Daneshvar, M., Simhan, J., Blakely, S., Angulo, J., Lucas, J., Hunter, C., Chee, J., Alvarado, D., Ramirez-Perez, E., Madala, Madala, A., A, Benito, J., Martins, F., Felicio, J., Rusilko, P., Flynn, B.J. and Nikolavsky, D.: Transurethral ventral buccal mucosa graft inlay for treatment of distal urethral strictures: International, multi-institutional experience. World J of Urol. 2019. PMID:xxxx. Doi.org/10.1007/s00345-019-03061-6.
  • Avallone, M.A.,Quach, A., Warncke, J., Nikolavsky, D and Flynn, B.J.: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic sub-trigonal inlay of buccal mucosal graft for the treatment of refractory bladder neck contracture. Urology. 2019 May 4. PMID: 31063762. DOI:10.1016/j.urology.2019.02.048.
  • Avallone, M., Koslov, D.S., Nikolavasky, D, Terlcki, R.P., and Flynn, B. J. Evaluation and management of posterior urethral stenosis after prostate cancer therapy: Bladder neck contracture, vesicourethral anastamotic stenosis, bulbomembranous urethral stricture. AUA Update Series volume 38, Lesson 2, 2019.
  • Moses, R.A., Selph, J.P., Voelzke ,B.B., Piotrowski, J., Eswara, J.R., Erickson, B.A., Gupta, S., Dmochowski, R.R., Johnsen, N.V., Shridharani, A., Blaschko, S.D., Elliott, S.P., Schwartz, I., Harris, C.R., Borawski, K., Figler, B.D., Osterberg, E.C. 3rd, Burks F.N., Bihrle, W. 3rd, Miller B., Santucci, R.A., Breyer, B.N., Flynn, B., Higuchi, T., Kim, F.J., Broghammer, J.A., Presson, A.P., Myers, J.B.; from the Trauma and Urologic Reconstruction Network of Surgeons (TURNS). An American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) prospective multi-center research protocol: outcomes of urethral realignment versus suprapubic cystostomy after pelvic fracture urethral injury. Transl Androl Urol. 2018 Aug;7(4):512-520. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.11.07.
  • Anderson KM, Blakely SA, O'Donnell CI, Nikolavsky D, Flynn BJ. Primary non-transecting bulbar urethroplasty long-term success rates are similar to transecting urethroplasty. Int Urol Nephrol. 2017 Jan;49(1):83-88. PubMed PMID: 27844407
  • Anderson KM, Blakely SA, O'Donnell CI, Nikolavsky D, Flynn BJ. Primary non-transecting bulbar urethroplasty long-term success rates are similar to transecting urethroplasty. Int Urol Nephrol. 2017 Jan;49(1):83-88. PubMed PMID: 27844407
  • Flynn, B. J. and Knoll, P. Urethral Stricture. In Conn’s Current Therapy 2015. Elsevier, 2016.
  • Anderson KM, Davis K, Flynn BJ. Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Med Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;99(2):405-16. PubMed PMID: 25700591
  • Flynn BJ, Larke RJ, Knoll PB, Anderson KM, Siomos VJ, Windsperger AP. Prospective study of the Transurethral Suprapubic endo-Cystostomy (T-SPEC(®)): an 'inside-out' approach to suprapubic catheter insertion. Int Urol Nephrol. 2015 Feb;47(2):257-62. PubMed PMID: 25425440
  • Anderson, K. M., Higuchi, T. T, and Flynn, B. J. Management of the devastated posterior urethra and bladder neck: Refractory incontinence and stenosis. Trans. Androl. and Urol,, 4, 60, 2015.
  • Anderson, K. M., Higuchi, T. T. and Flynn, B. J. Evaluation and management of rectourethral fistulas after prostate cancer treatment. Curr. Bladder Dysfunct. Rep. volume 10, issue 2, p. 132, June 2015.
  • Nikolavsky D, Blakely SA, Hadley DA, Knoll P, Windsperger AP, Terlecki RP, Flynn BJ. Open reconstruction of recurrent vesicourethral anastomotic stricture after radical prostatectomy. Int Urol Nephrol. 2014 Nov;46(11):2147-52. PubMed PMID: 25134944
  • Hadley D, Anderson K, Knopick CR, Shah K, Flynn BJ. Creation of a continent urinary channel in adults with neurogenic bladder: long-term results with the Monti and Casale (Spiral Monti) procedures. Urology. 2014 May;83(5):1176-80. PubMed PMID: 24612618
  • Pshak T, Nikolavsky D, Terlecki R, Flynn BJ. Is tissue interposition always necessary in transvaginal repair of benign, recurrent vesicovaginal fistulae?. Urology. 2013 Sep;82(3):707-12. PubMed PMID: 23830081
  • Karsh LI, Egerdie RB, Albala DM, Flynn BJ. The transurethral suprapubic endo-cystostomy (T-SPeC): a novel suprapubic catheter insertion device. J Endourol. 2013 Jul;27(7):880-5. PubMed PMID: 23488708
  • Larke, R, Siomos, V and Flynn, B.J.: An Innovative Inside-Out Approach to Suprapubic Catheter Insertion in the Obese Patient with a Neurogenic Bladder: The Transurethral Suprapubic Endo-Cystostomy Device. World Congress Endourology, New Orleans LA, October 2013. Abstract ID: 13-544
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Professional Memberships

  • American Urological Association, Member
  • American Urological Association, South Central Section, Immediate Past President
  • Rocky Mountain Urological Society, President
  • Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons, Member
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Urology & Urodynamics Clinic - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1800

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Urology, Board Certification (2004)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Board Certification (2014, 2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Incontinence
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Reconstructive Urology
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
  • Women's Health - Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Bladder Disease
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery - Urologic Surgery
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Women's Health
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
I am interested in reconstructive urology, female pelvic medicine, robotic surgery, urodynamics with emphasis on female and male incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urethral stricture disease, genitourinary fistula surgery, ureteral and bladder reconstruction, native tissue repairs. "I am completely satisfied with the results of the surgeries and very, very grateful for the difference you have made in my life." "Dr. B. Flynn is the best darn surgeon and urologist ever! This man with his blessed talent, gifted hands and understanding has given me my life back, and given me back to my family, through this surgery. He definitely treats you like a person and not just a patient number."

Care Philosophy
Treat all patients to the best of my ability, as I would want to be treated. Individualize each patient’s treatment based on his or her specific needs and desires. I tell our fellows, residents and students when faced with a clinical dilemma of what to recommend for a patent, "just put yourself in their shoes when possible and the decision should become very clear."

Personal Interests
I enjoy electronics/technology/internet/history, trail running, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, crossfit and spending time with my wife, 2 sons and daughter.

Volunteer Activities
Denver VA Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center

Public Speaking
Yes
Have presented at many national and international meetings on urethral stricture disease, urinary incontinence in men and women, ureteral stricture and robotics.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine (1995)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Rochester (NY) (1991)
Internships:
  • Geisinger Health System Program (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • Geisinger Health System Program, Chief Resident, Urology (2001)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (2002)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Urology
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