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McGowan and Volfson Named Chiefs of Urology at DCMH and Taylor Hospital

In Brief

  • William E. McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.S., was named chief of the Section of Urology at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Ilya A. Volfson, M.D., has been named chief of the Section of Urology at Taylor Hospital.
  • McGowan is a board-certified urologist who has specialty training for brachytherapy (seed implant) treatment of prostate cancer and has been trained in minimally invasive therapy for benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate blockages).
  • Volfson is fellowship-trained in laparoscopic, robotic and endourologic surgery, and he specializes in minimally invasive treatment of a variety of urologic diseases.

William E. McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.S., was named chief of the Section of Urology at Delaware County Memorial Hospital, and Ilya A. Volfson, M.D., was named chief of the Section of Urology at Taylor Hospital.

“Dr. McGowan is a long-time member of the Delaware County Memorial Hospital Medical and Dental staff,” says William McCune, president of Delaware County Memorial Hospital. “His familiarity with DCMH and his clinical expertise will serve him well in his new position. I am confident that he will make many positive contributions to our hospital and look forward to collaborating with him.”

McGowan, who is a board-certified urologist, earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed a Urology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. McGowan has specialty training for brachytherapy (seed implant) treatment of prostate cancer and has been trained in minimally invasive therapy for benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate blockages). He is also well-versed in the state-of-the-art treatment of stone disease.

“I am honored to have been appointed to this position,” McGowan says. “I look forward to working closely with the staff and administration to facilitate several initiatives that I have set in place.”

McGowan is proud that he has already achieved one of his goals — to have a digital cystoscopic table installed at DCMH. This new state-of-the-art technology can be used for endoscopic urologic procedures.

Similar to the goals set by McGowan, Volfson also is determined to introduce new state-of-the-art technology used to treat urologic disorders. He has already brought laparoscopic nephrectomy and laparoscopic cryoablation of renal tumors to Taylor Hospital, and also put into practice an endoscopic treatment for stone disease using flexible ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy.

“I am looking forward to contributing to the already cutting-edge technology offered by Taylor Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System,” Volfson says. “I am honored to have the opportunity to introduce new treatment options to Taylor Hospital and I look forward to implementing new ideas.”

“It is evident by his high ratings and positive comments from patients that Dr. Volfson has already proven to be a valued member of the staff of Taylor Hospital,” says Diane Miller, president of Taylor Hospital. “I am confident that his knowledge and determination will benefit the staff, his peers and most importantly, our patients.”

Volfson graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Albany Medical College in New York. He completed his post-graduate training in urologic surgery at the University Hospital of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School, followed by a fellowship at the Hackensack University Medical Center. Volfson is fellowship-trained in laparoscopic, robotic and endourologic surgery, and he specializes in minimally invasive treatment of a variety of urologic diseases. During his fellowship, Volfson had subspecialty training in robot-assisted urologic surgery – da Vinci Surgical System, targeted cryoablation (freezing of a tumor) for urologic applications and GreenLight photoselective vaporization of the prostate as well as endoscopic treatment of kidney stones.

For more information on urologic services offered by Crozer-Keystone Health System, call 1-800-CK-HEALTH (1-800-254-3258) or visit www.crozerkeystone.org.

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