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James E. Fagelson, MD, FACS

Dr. Fagelson | Urology Associates



Urologic Cancer

Laser & Minimally Invasive Surgery

GreenLight Laser


Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Residency: University of Texas Southwestern

Internship: University of Texas

Meet Dr. James E. Fagelson

Dr. Fagelson completed his undergraduate training at the University of California, San Diego in 1989 where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society before graduating magna cum laude with a degree in biochemistry and cell biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Fagelson completed two years of general surgical training followed by a four-year urology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He was chief urology resident from 1999-2000.

Dr. Fagelson joined Urology Associates in 2000. He is board certified in urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is committed to minimally invasive treatments for all urologic diseases. He has specific expertise in treating prostate disease including enlarged prostate (BPH) and prostate cancer. He has extensive experience with laser surgery for enlarged prostate problems.

Dr. Fagelson is a highly experienced robotic surgeon and incorporates the  da Vinci robotic prostatectomy and CyberKnife SBRT in the comprehensive management of prostate cancer. He has extensive experience in the management of kidney cancer with minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy). He is recognized for his expertise in the comprehensive management of kidney stones including surgery and prevention.

Dr. Fagelson treats patients in a compassionate manner and understands all aspects of a patient’s diagnosis and treatment.

Please visit the daVinci/robotic surgery health library page for more information.


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2000


  • American College of Surgeons (fellow)
  • Phi Beta Kappa honor society (alumni)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha honor society (alumni)

What Patients Say

“Dr. Fagelson and his team are one of the best. I had gone to a different Dr. and came to him for a second opinion. It remains the best decision. Very caring and takes time to make sure you are good and understand the process. Their pro-active approach brings peace of mind at a time that is challenging enough. I feel well taken care of by his entire staff.” — Elaine F Brimage II

“Dr. Fagelson, Roxanna, and Shawheen, are always attentive and responsive to my needs. Dr. Fagelson performed a green light laser ablation surgery over a year ago that has given me a new lease on life. He is a great doctor and surgeon.” — Greg

“To begin with, no matter how busy their day is, the folks up front are very friendly and wonderful to work with. My appointments have been between six weeks and three months and I’ve called to double check the date and time, because I tend to forget from time to time. Their good nature, makes me glad I called! Given the reason I visit Dr. Fagelson, you may not think I’d look forward to visiting him. Then there was the day he called (personally) after my Biopsy, to tell me the results showed there was cancer. After the chill passed through me, he began by telling me, in a calm and comforting way, that this was very treatable and he went on about the upcoming procedure and as we hung up, I felt confident we would beat this! I know that when you work with someone who brings you through something like cancer, people sing the praises, but my praises and confidence in Dr. Fagelson.”  — Greg

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Become a Cancer Survivor

“I thank God every day for Dr. Fagelson and the care that I received at Urology Associates. Every step of the way the doctors and staff have been so sensitive and understanding to my fears and needs. I have truly never felt so cared for in my life, which is comforting when facing something as challenging as cancer.”
Read Elaine’s story