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James K. Kuan, FACS, FRCSC, M.D.

Urologist

Urology

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

A guiding principle in Dr. Kuan’s practice is to provide care that optimizes and improves a man’s quality of life, and a large part of his practice is devoted to men who suffer from urinary and sexual issues after prostate cancer treatment. As a prosthetic urologist, he offers men comprehensive care for urinary incontinence (artificial urinary sphincter and urinary sling) and erectile dysfunction (penile implant). He offers non-surgical and surgical management for Peyronie’s Disease as well as No-Scalpel / No-Needle Vasectomy, with option of same-day consult and procedure. Dr. Kuan joined Swedish Urology Group in 2007 from the University of Washington where he was on faculty and received fellowship training in Urologic Trauma and Reconstruction at Harborview Medical Center. Raised in Canada, he is a medical graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, and completed his Urology training at the University of Western Ontario. He is American board certified and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and textbook chapters on the topics of trauma, urethral reconstruction and erectile dysfunction. Dr. Kuan currently is the past Chief or Urology for Swedish Medical Center and is the past Medical Director of Urology for the Swedish Ballard campus. To learn more about Dr Kuan and his practice follow this link: https://www.urologyformen.com/about/ In addition to our First Hill office, Dr. Kuan also sees patients in the Ballard office.

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Education

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
medical school, 1999
University of Western Ontario
residency
University of Washington
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Urology
Urology

Clinical Interests

  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atony Urinary Bladder
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Biopsy Of Penis
  • Biopsy Of Periurethral Tissue
  • Biopsy Of Scrotum Or Tunica Vaginalis
  • Biopsy Of Urethra
  • Bladder Disease
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bladder Hemorrhage
  • Bladder Neck Obstruction
  • Bladder Sphincterotomy
  • Bladder Trauma
  • Bph Surgery
  • Catheter
  • Circumcision
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Congenital Anomaly Of Urinary System
  • Continuous Leakage Of Urine
  • Crushing Injury Of External Genitalia
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystogram
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystoureterostomy
  • Cystourethroscopy
  • Cystourethrostomy
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Dilatation Of Ureter
  • Dilation Of Ureteral Meatus
  • Dysplasia Of Prostate
  • Ectopic Ureter
  • Edema Of Male Genital Organs
  • Edema Of Penis
  • Elevated Psa
  • Encysted Hydrocele
  • Endourology
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Enterovesical Fistula
  • Epididymal Cyst Removal
  • Epididymal Mass
  • Epididymectomy
  • Epididymitis
  • Epididymo-Orchitis
  • Epididymotomy
  • Epispadias
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Foreign Body In Genitourinary Tract
  • Foreign Body In Penis
  • Free Tissue Transfer Flap
  • Frenulotomy Of Penis
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Frostbite Of Penis
  • Functional Incontinence
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Granuloma Inguinale
  • Groin Mass
  • Hematuria
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Hypoplasia Of Penis
  • Hypospadias
  • Ileal Conduit
  • Increased Frequency Of Micturition
  • Infected Hydrocele
  • Infection Of Cystostomy
  • Infection Of Kidney
  • Insertion Of Testicular Prosthesis
  • Interstim
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intra-Lesional Therapy For Peyronie's Disease
  • Kidney Injury
  • Kidney Malformation
  • Kidney Stone
  • Lichen Sclerosus Of Penis
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lysis Of Penile Adhesions
  • Male Genital Organ Stricture
  • Male Genital Problems
  • Male Infertility
  • Meatal Stenosis
  • Men's Health
  • Micropenis
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Mixed Incontinence
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nephropexy
  • Nephrostomy
  • Nephrotomy
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
  • Nocturia
  • Nontraumatic Rupture Of Bladder
  • Open Pyeloplasty
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Paralysis Of Bladder
  • Partial Cystectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Partial Orchiectomy
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Chordee
  • Penile Discharge
  • Penile Fibrosis
  • Penile Hypoplasia
  • Penile Hypospadias
  • Penile Induration
  • Penile Leukoplakia
  • Penile Plaque
  • Penile Prosthesis
  • Penis
  • Penis Straightening For Chordee
  • Periurethral Abscess
  • Peyronie's
  • Phimosis
  • Plastic Urethral Sphincter
  • Polyuria
  • Post Prostatectomy Erectile Impairment
  • Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence
  • Post-Void Dribbling
  • Post-Void Residual
  • Prostate Abscess
  • Prostate Bleeding
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Infection
  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Prostatic Atrophy
  • Prostatic Cyst
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Prostatic Massage
  • Prostatitis
  • Pyelitis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pyeloscopy
  • Pyelostomy
  • Radiation Cystitis
  • Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Reconstruction Of Urethra
  • Rectourethral Fistula
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Release Of Chordee
  • Removal Of Internal Penile Prosthesis
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis
  • Renal Denervation
  • Renal Disease And Pregnancy
  • Repair Of Rectourethral Fistula
  • Replacement Of Ureterostomy Tube
  • Reversal Of Vasectomy
  • Screening For Malignant Neoplasms Of Prostate
  • Screening For Malignant Neoplasms Of Testis
  • Scrotal Abscess
  • Scrotal Cyst
  • Scrotal Disorder
  • Scrotal Mass
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Scrotectomy
  • Semen Abnormality
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Spermatic Cord Torsion
  • Spermatocele
  • Spermatocele Aspiration
  • Straining On Urination
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stretching Of Prepuce
  • Swollen Penis
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Hydrocele
  • Testicular Pain
  • Testopel Treatment
  • Total Incontinence
  • Transgender Surgery
  • Transurethral Balloon Dilation Of Prostatic Urethra
  • Transurethral Cystoscopy
  • Transurethral Prostatectomy
  • Unilateral Orchidectomy
  • Ureter
  • Ureteral Meatotomy
  • Ureteral Stent
  • Ureterectomy
  • Ureteric Fistula
  • Ureteric Obstruction
  • Ureterocele
  • Ureteroenterostomy
  • Ureterolithotomy
  • Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction
  • Ureteroplasty
  • Ureterotomy
  • Urethra
  • Urethral Abscess
  • Urethral Caruncle
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral False Passage
  • Urethral Fistula
  • Urethral Polyps
  • Urethral Stenosis
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urethral Syndrome
  • Urethrocystopexy
  • Urethromeatoplasty
  • Urethropexy
  • Urethrotomy
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Injury
  • Urinary Tract Malformation
  • Urinary Tract Obstruction
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urine
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Us Of The Prostate
  • Varicocele
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicocutaneous Fistula
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Video Urodynamic
  • Voiding Dysfunction
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

James K. Kuan practices at two locations

Swedish Urology
1101 Madison Street
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Urology
1801 Northwest Market Street
Suite 207
Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill