HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's medical school says it has established a new urology department.

The school of medicine and its faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, have been providing urology services since 2005 under the school's department of surgery. But school officials say forming the new department will result in added opportunities for training and patient care.

Urology services available through Marshall Urology include urologic oncology, kidney stones, urinary incontinence and male infertility.

James C. Jensen, a professor and urologic oncologist, has been chosen to lead the urology department as its first chairman. The school says he has performed nearly 1,500 robotic kidney, bladder and prostate cancer procedures and was among the first 20 physicians in the nation to adopt robotic surgery as a full-time practice.