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West Alabama Urology Associates

West Alabama Urology Associates provides comprehensive urologic care to men, women and children. We aim to provide the most current medical and surgical treatment to West Alabama with an emphasis on minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic techniques.

Dr. Howard Winfield is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive surgery. He was the first in the world to perform a laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, and he was one of the first in the world to use the da Vinci Surgical System, a robot-assisted device that allows the surgeon to perform incredibly delicate procedures. He has performed thousands of surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, and he has trained scores of physicians in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System. Prior to relocating to Tuscaloosa in 2009, Dr. Winfield was the Director of Laparoscopic, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Matthew Thom joined the staff of West Alabama Urology Associates in 2011. Dr. Thom treats both benign and cancerous conditions and diseases of genitourinary system. He has a special interest in minimally invasive/laparoscopic/robotic procedures for renal, prostate and bladder diseases. He also evaluates and treats urologic conditions in children. Dr. Thom received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his urology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Mohabe Vinson joined the staff of West Alabama Urology in 2023. He is trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques. Dr. Vinson has a particular interest in bladder tumors, prosthetics, female urology and minimally invasive prostate and kidney procedures. Dr. Vinson completed his medical degree and residency training in urology at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine.

West Alabama Urology Associates main office is located in DCH Medical Tower, Suite 908. Dr. Thom also sees patients at Fayette Medical Center once per month. To schedule an appointment, call (205) 759-7878.