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Our Team

Frank Lai, MD, FACS

Frank C. Lai, MD is a board certified urologist who has been with the El Camino Urology Medical Group since 2003. He was born in Taiwan and raised in Chicago; there he attended th Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he was the Conference Champion. Dr. Lai earned his medical degree fro Northwestern University Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency and served as a Chief Resident in urology at  Stanford University where he received several awards for his research and publications. He went on to complete a Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons certified Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. There he specialized in advanced, minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic, and endoscopic procedures for a variety of urologic conditions including kidney, adrenal, and prostate cancers, complex stone diseases, and voiding dysfunction. He is also particularly interested in the medical management and prevention of stone disease. Dr. Lai is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Dr. Lai serves a as national surgery proctor for the da Vinci Robot, and he is the only urology member for the Cancer Center at El Camino Hospital. He is also a member of the following professional/academic associations:

  • American Urological Society (AUA)
  • The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Santa Clara County Medical Association
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • Northern California Taiwanese Medical Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society (AOA)

Edward Karpman, MD, FACS

Dr. Edward Karpman is a board certified urologist and one of the few urologists who is also fellowship trained in
Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Microsurgery  and Male Sexual Dysfunction. He is the medical director of the Men’s Health Center at El Camino Hospital Los Gatos and the California Vasectomy and Reversal Center. He grew up in Southern California and attended college at the University of California, Davis where he graduated with Honors in Biological Sciences. He went on to medical school at the University of Vermont where he was awarded the James Demeules surgical research award and scored in the top 5% of all medical school graduates in the nation on his medical board exams. He completed his urologic surgery training at the University of California, Davis Medical Center where he received several awards for his research and publication. Dr. Karpman was then awarded a prestigious fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. There he specialized in Male Infertility, Microsurgery and Male Sexual Dysfunction. Dr Karpman has authored numerous articles on the subjects of urology, sexual dysfunction and male infertility. He has authored the chapter on sperm retrieval techniques in the definitive textbook on male infertility. He has been interviewed by NBC news, Fox radio, NPR, Parents magazine and Bay Area Parent magazine. He has presented research in the fields of male fertility,microsurgery and penile implants at national meetings. He serves as a proctor for laser surgery of the prostate, penile implants and male incontinence procedures, teaching other physicians to perform these operations. He is involved in the development of new technologies for the treatment of prostate enlargement. Dr. Karpman has been an invited lecturer on the subjects of testosterone replacement, male sexual dysfunction and male infertility. He serves as a proctor for laser surgery of the prostate, penile implants and male incontinence operations, helping other physicians to perform these operations.

He is a member of the following professional societies:

  • American Urological Society (AUA)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Society for the Study Male Reproduction (SSMR)
  • Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU)
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)
  • International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
  • Western Section AUA (WSAUA)
  • American Society of Andrology (ASA)

Wesley G. Kong, M.D.

Wesley G. Kong, MD is a Staff Physician with El Camino Urology Medical Group, Inc. in Mountain View California. He is a trained urologist subspecializing in the treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex voiding dysfunction.

Dr. Kong received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then completed his residency at the University of Southern California followed by a research and clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. His clinical specialties include the treatment of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic surgery and urogynecology, advanced laparoscopic and robot assisted surgery.

Dr. Kong is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and his professional memberships include the International Continence Society, the American Urological Association and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology.

Professional Highlights

Dr. Kong held the academic appointment of Clinical Instructor with the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, ranked this year by US News and World Report as one of America’s top 4 hospitals. Additionally in 2009, Dr. Kong received international awards and recognition from both the American Urological Association and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology for his animal research on the pathophysiology of stress urinary incontinence. He is also frequently invited to perform lectures and live surgery at local and national scientific meetings and has been published in numerous professional publications including the Journal of Urology and Urology.

Jonathan Hu, MD.

Dr. Jonathan C Hu is a respected urologist affiliated with El Camino Urology Medical Group in Mountain View, California. Dr. Hu is the newest addition to our dedicated team of urologists. With this appointment comes a commitment to providing the most up-to-date and advanced techniques in the field of urologic care. Dr. Hu’s mission is to offer patients the latest innovations in urology, backed by a wealth of knowledge and a passion for delivering exceptional care.  With a deep commitment to patient care and expertise in the field, Dr. Hu offers a comprehensive range of urological services to enhance the well-being of his patients.

Education and Training

Dr. Jonathan C Hu embarked on his educational journey with an undergraduate degree from UC San Diego. He pursued his passion for medicine at the University of Oakland William Beaumont in Michigan, where he earned his medical degree.

Following medical school, Dr. Hu’s training took him to the University of California Davis. He began with a year in general surgery and trauma, providing a solid foundation in surgical skills. His dedication to urological care led him to specialize in urologic surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive procedures. During his residency, he gained extensive experience in managing conditions such as stones, lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Jonathan C Hu is at the forefront of urological innovation in Silicon Valley. He is known for pioneering Focal therapy for prostate cancer in the region, performing the first successful ablation at El Camino Hospital.

Dr. Hu is highly proficient in minimally invasive ureteroscopy and stone treatment, offering effective solutions for urinary stone issues. He is also skilled in robotic-assisted surgical techniques, providing patients with minimally invasive options that often allow for same-day treatment and a swift return to the comfort of home. His commitment to cutting-edge procedures ensures that his patients receive the most advanced care available.

Professional Achievements

Dr. Jonathan C Hu has a remarkable record of professional accomplishments. He has been invited to present his expertise multiple times at national conferences for the American Urological Association, showcasing his dedication to advancing the field.

In the realm of research, Dr. Hu has made significant contributions, particularly in the area of bladder regeneration. His work in clinical and bench research has the potential to transform the landscape of urological care.

Furthermore, Dr. Hu’s commitment to innovation extends to the development of medical devices. He has collaborated with UC Davis engineering and aerospace engineering teams to bring cutting-edge solutions to the field of urology.

For more detailed information about his accomplishments and practice, please visit his website at Silicon Valley Urologist.