Dr. Ploch received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas in 1978. From 1978 to 1979 he attended Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and from 1980 to 1981 he attended the Wroclaw Science Academy in Wroclaw, Poland. Dr. Ploch returned to the University of Texas in San Antonio and was awarded his bachelor of science in biology in 1982. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech Medical School in Lubbock, Texas in 1987.
Dr. Ploch continued his post-graduate studies as a resident in general surgery and in urologic surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was board certified by the American Board of Urology in 1996.
Dr. Ploch has experience as a clinical instructor, in the Department of Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and as urologic staff physician at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is a member of the following societies:
Dr. Ploch has had articles published in several prestigious medical journals, including:
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Dr. Brisson received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 and received his Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2003. He completed his residency training in Urology at the Mayo Clinic at Jacksonville, Florida, and was board certified by the American Board of Urology in 2010.
Dr. Brisson is one of the few credentialed physicians in the Lowcountry to use the daVinci surgical robot. He uses the robot to performing radical prostatectomies as well as other procedures. He currently performs more than 100 prostatectomies per year. Dr. Brisson was also the first physician in South Carolina to perform a sacrocolpopexy (repair of vaginal vault prolapse) using the da Vinci® robot.
His professional interests include female incontinence, stone disease, and the application of robotic surgery to urologic oncology. He has multiple presentations at national meetings and has published articles in several medical journals including Urology, Journal of Urology, and Issues in Urology.
He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Southeastern Urological Association, and the American Urological Association.
Dr. Brisson lives in Charleston with his wife Scotty and his three young children. When he is not spending time with his family, Dr. Brisson enjoys playing golf and fishing.
Click here to listen to Dr. Brisson discussing kidney stones.
Click here to listen to Dr. Brisson discussing robotic surgery for prostate cancer.
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Dr. Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 and his Doctor of Medicine from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2006. He completed his residency training in Urology at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, and was board certified by the American Board of Urology in 2014.
During residency Dr. Allen performed research in the area of electronic stimulation of the urinary tract in spinal cord injury. Regarding his research, he was awarded first prize for Basic Sciences in the Charles B. Huggins Resident Essay Competition held by The Chicago Urological Society. Dr. Allen also has published works in various journals such as The Journal of Urology, Urology, and the American Journal of Transplantation.
Dr. Allen’s practice encompasses all major aspects of urological care, however, he is specifically interested in stone disease, as well as, prostate and kidney cancers. Dr. Allen received extensive training in residency to use the daVinci surgical robot, to which he applies to the treatment of prostate and renal cancers and urological reconstruction.
He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Southeastern Urological Association, and the American Urological Association.
Dr. Allen lives in Charleston with his wife Ashley and his three young children. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, and bluegrass music.
Dr. Nickles grew up in Columbia, South Carolina where graduated from A.C. Flora High School where he was salutatorian. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 2006 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. He completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2010.
Dr. Nickles continued his post-graduate studies as a resident in general surgery and in urologic surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Nickles has presented at several regional and national meetings on topics ranging from incontinence to oncology. He has published articles and book chapters in academic journals and text books on topics from sexual dysfunction to pediatrics.
Dr. Nickles enjoys all aspects of urology and is trained on the DaVinci Surgical Robot. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends when he is not striving to improve patient’s lives with urologic issues.
Drs. Ploch, Goulding and Brisson share a casual moment in the operating room.
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