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Sean P Hedican, MD

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(608) 263-9534

UW Medical Foundation Centennial Building
1685 Highland Ave
MADISON, WI 53705-2281

Sean P Hedican, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)


  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1987
  • MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1991
  • Residency in General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospitals, Baltimore, MD, 1991-1993
  • Residency in Urology, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospitals, Baltimore, MD, 1993-1997
  • Advanced Specialty Training in Urology, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospitals, Baltimore, MD, 7/97-12/97

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Hedican is certified by the American Board of Urology. In 2001, he performed the first laparoscopic pyeloplasty in the state of Wisconsin. His clinical specialties include reconstructive laparoscopy, minimally invasive cancer therapy, robotic surgery, and nerve sparing prostatectomy in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Cristescu M, Abel EJ, Wells S, Ziemlewicz TJ, Hedican SP, Lubner MG, Hinshaw JL, Brace CL, Lee FT. Percutaneous Microwave Ablation of Renal Angiomyolipomas. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2016 Mar; 39(3):433-40.
    [PubMed ID: 26390876]
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  • Moreland AJ, Ziemlewicz TJ, Best SL, Hinshaw JL, Lubner MG, Alexander ML, Brace CL, Kitchin DR, Hedican SP, Nakada SY, Lee FT, Abel EJ. High-powered microwave ablation of t1a renal cell carcinoma: safety and initial clinical evaluation. J. Endourol. 2014 Sep; 28(9):1046-52.
    [PubMed ID: 24846329]
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  • Small AC, Gainsburg DM, Mercado MA, Link RE, Hedican SP, Palese MA. Laparoscopic needle-retrieval device for improving quality of care in minimally invasive surgery. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2013 Sep; 217(3):400-5.
    [PubMed ID: 23707045]
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  • Patel SR, Abel EJ, Hedican SP, Nakada SY. Ablation of small renal masses: practice patterns at academic institutions in the United States. J. Endourol. 2013 Feb; 27(2):158-61.
    [PubMed ID: 22974005]
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  • Patel SR, Hinshaw JL, Lubner MG, Lubne MG, Lee FT, Nakada SY, Hedican SP. Hydrodissection using an iodinated contrast medium during percutaneous renal cryoablation. J. Endourol. 2012 May; 26(5):463-6.
    [PubMed ID: 22332600]
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  • Patel SR, Hedican SP, Bishoff JT, Shichman SJ, Link RE, Wolf JS, Nakada SY. Skill based mentored laparoscopy course participation leads to laparoscopic practice expansion and assists in transition to robotic surgery. J. Urol. 2011 Nov; 186(5):1997-2000.
    [PubMed ID: 21944138]
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  • Patel SR, Kaplon DM, Moon TD, Hedican SP, Nakada SY. Hand-assisted laparoscopy confers equal efficacy in simple and radical nephrectomy. JSLS 2011 Apr-Jun; 15(2):203-7.
    [PubMed ID: 21902976, PMCID: 3148872]
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  • Moore NW, Nakada SY, Hedican SP, Moon TD. Complications of hand-assisted laparoscopic renal surgery: single-center ten-year experience. Urology 2011 Jun; 77(6):1353-8.
    [PubMed ID: 21356546]
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  • Kruser TJ, Jarrard DF, Graf AK, Hedican SP, Paolone DR, Wegenke JD, Liu G, Geye HM, Ritter MA. Early hypofractionated salvage radiotherapy for postprostatectomy biochemical recurrence. Cancer 2011 Jun 15; 117(12):2629-36.
    [PubMed ID: 21656740, PMCID: 3064951]
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  • Gee JR, Waterman BJ, Jarrard DF, Hedican SP, Bruskewitz RC, Nakada SY. Flexible and rigid cystoscopy in women. JSLS 2009 Apr-Jun; 13(2):135-8.
    [PubMed ID: 19660204, PMCID: 3015938]
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