General Summary

Dr. Schatz has a broad-based training and practice in urology. He brings to bear minimally invasive approaches (such as robotic and endoscopic surgery) to the diagnosis and treatment of enlarged prostates, kidney stones, and urologic malignancies, including cancers of the bladder and kidney. He is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine, and serves as Assistant Associate Editor of the journal Urology Case Reports.

Prior to joining Texas Urology Specialists, Dr. Schatz served as an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Urology.

Education

  • Residency in Urology
    Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Internship in Surgery
    Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
  • Medical Doctorate
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Baccalaurate
    Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, NY

Research Interest

  • 2006-7 Chemotherapy after prostatectomy for high-risk prostate carcinoma: a phase III randomized study (Cooperative Studies Program #553)
    Site investigator, Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2013-7 Comparing Prostate Artery Embolization to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Merit Medical BPH-P3-12-01)
    Co-site investigator

Surgery Locations

  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke's Health–The Woodlands Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health–The Vintage Hospital
  • First Texas Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center Surgery Center
  • Executive Surgery Center
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center

UROLOGIC CONDITIONS TREATED

UROLOGIC PROCEDURES

Accolades & Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon 2005
  • The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute Teacher of the Year 2016
  • American Urological Association
  • Endourological Society

Educational Activities

  • 2010-2, 2017 Co-course director, Genes to Society Reproduction Course
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 2010-7 Lecturer, Genes to Society Reproduction Course
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 2013 Invited Lecturer, AUA Maintenance of Certification Board Review Course
  • 2015-7 Invited Lecturer, UROTRACK CME conference

Publications

Analysis of Pretreatment Factors Predictive of Urinary Morbidity Following Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy (PPB) Including Cystoscopic Findings and Uroflowmetry
Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2005

A Preclinical Large Animal Model of Adenovirus-Mediated Expression of the Sodium-Iodide Symporter for Radioiodide Imaging and Therapy of Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Molecular Therapy: The Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy, 2005

Renal Ectopia and Fusion Abnormalities
American Urological Association, 2005

The Effect of Neoadjuvant Cytoreductive Hormonal Therapy on Prostate Volume, Prostatic Edema, and Urinary Morbidity After Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy
The Cancer Journal, 2004

Update on Oncocytoma
Current Urology Reports, 2003

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Effect of Open and Laparoscopic Surgery on Cellular Immunity in a Swine Model
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 1999

Coagulation Modifications After Laparoscopic and Open Cholecystectomy in a Swine Model
Surgical Endoscopy, 1998

Reviews

JR
- November, 2019 - Google
Dr Schatz has been very personable and helpful in understanding the situation I was in. He does take the time to make you feel comfortable and like a person, not just a room #. Thank you Dr Schatz!

HT
- October, 2019 - Google
Dr Scatz is excellent and he makes you feel at ease and answering all of his questions. He's the one what you are looking for!

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- October, 2019 - Vitals

RA
- October, 2019 - Google
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Schatz! He was very thorough and communicated openly and was easy to talk to about my history. He was open about options going forward and let me participate in the decision. The staff was friendly and I didn't have to wait long. Everything was smooth and positive.

PG
- October, 2019 - Google
Very nice Dr. Wish every Dr was as nice.

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- October, 2019 - Google

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CC
- October, 2019 - Google
My experience with this office has always been above my expectations. They quickly get you in a room and seen in a timely manner and would highly recommend Dr. Schatz

AS
- October, 2019 - Google

MA
- October, 2019 - Google
Dr. Shatz is the best doctor I’ve ever seen. He listened to my kidney stones issues, asked questions and problem solved. He makes personal connections with his patients and you can tell he genuinely likes what he does. Excellent experience. I highly recommend him for your urology needs!

HK
- October, 2019 - Google
I am very happy with the care level Dr. S. Schatz is giving me. He is very caring and professional. The staff are very helpful and kind.

ML
- October, 2019 - Google
I was referred to Dr. Schatz by both my general surgeon and PCP. He took the time to sit, listen and chat with me about my concerns and I’m very happy how we proceeded with my diagnosis and care. His staff was efficient and friendly as well. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. Should I ever have any urology concerns, he’s my go-to here on out! :)

LM
- October, 2019 - Google

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- September, 2019 - Google

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- September, 2019 - Vitals
VERY GOOD DOCTOR

BM
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DK
- September, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz is an excellent doctor. He explains everything, makes sure you understand. Wonderful bedside manner.

MR
- September, 2019 - Google

DG
- September, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz and the entire staff at TX Urology Specialists took great care of me during my recent visits. They did have to reschedule me for a scan I needed due to their office getting flooded by a broken water line, but that was not a big issue and of course not their fault.Overall it was a great experience.

Unknown
- September, 2019 - Vitals
The doctor is doing his best to help when others did not

JR
- September, 2019 - Google

Unknown
- August, 2019 - Google
Dr Schwartz was very patient, thorough, and concerned when I had to go to the emergency room for the second time this month for a kidney stone. He and I were very puzzled as to why I had a bout with the right kidney after removing the stents from the left and right kidneys, I had to return to the ER, and had to have a second surgery. His concern was very genuine and his care was exemplary

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- August, 2019 - Google

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TP
- August, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz was well-aquainted with my medical history and asked questions based on his knowledge of my history. He asked questions, performed diagnostics, encouraged my questions, and took care to explain his diagnosis and the options I had. He is a superb physician. I wish all physicians were as conscientious as Dr. Schatz.

JL
- August, 2019 - Google
It is such a thrill to find a really good doctor who cares about you and what's going on with you! Thank you so much!

DR
- August, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz is professional and through. I would highly recommend to any men who are skeptical about “these types” of appointments

JB
- August, 2019 - Google

R B
- August, 2019 - Google
A wonderfully thorough doc who explains things in understandable terms, has a wonderful bedside manner and listens carefully to what you have to say. A friendly and welcoming staff and on time appointments add to the atmosphere and to my 5 s

BL
- July, 2019 - Google

W H
- July, 2019 - Google
Most thorough and engaged doctor I have seen. Sees not the ailment but the human being suffering the ailment. Combines humanity with extensive knowledge and skill.

J R
- July, 2019 - Google
great doctor with excellent communication & bed side manner

S P
- July, 2019 - Google
Very thorough, felt comfortable with him. Caring personality.

D W
- July, 2019 - Google

Y T
- July, 2019 - Google

C M
- July, 2019 - Google
Excellent Doctor. Very Friendly. Knows what he is doing and helped me on my testosterone problem.Would definitely recommend !!!!

B D
- July, 2019 - Google

B P
- July, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz was very pleasant and easy to talk to regarding my issue. I was very happy with his explanation of my problem andhow we were going to find the right treatment.

J C
- June, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz is great. He made a tense time very easy. He is my guy from now on.

C W
- June, 2019 - Google
I went to Dr Schatz for a second opinion regarding treatment options for BPH. He was so knowledgeable, informative, and open that I switched to him. He studied my situation, consulted with me on the risks/options and took all the time necessary to answer my questions. He was definitively not locked into one treatment approach and considered all viable options before explaining the final treatment plan which was successful. I truly believe Dr Schatz is committed to finding the best possible outcome for each specific patient. He is outstanding will be my Urologist for life.

Anonymous
- June, 2019 - Google
Absolutely very professional office. Dr. Schatz was very informative. Will prefer him to family and friends.

T P
- June, 2019 - Google
Totally awesome physician. Exactly the type of intelligent and empathetic human you want as your doctor

N F
- June, 2019 - Google
Dr Schatz provided me with a second opinion in an extremely clear and concise way compared to my first urologist. Dr Schatz has some very impressive credentials and is extremely well versed in male prostrate issues!

C S
- June, 2019 - Google
Dr Schatz was so kind. Knowing I needed clearance before a surgical procedure, he personally called me at home to advise me of my scan and test results

K M
- June, 2019 - Google
Great bedside manner! I recommend Dr. Schatz 100%. He is knowledgeable, kind, considerate, comforting and listens respectfully without playing down your concerns or questions. I would recommend him to anyone needing to address urology concerns. Wish he were my doctor for everything else! Thanks Dr. Schatz.

R B
- June, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz was very understanding of my condition. Our meeting for the first time was to review my current history and background and to ask the questions needed by him to understand what has occurred since my diagnosis. He was very thorough and very understanding of my emotional feelings and well being.

C L
- May, 2019 - Google
5 stars are not adequate to describe my complete satisfaction with Dr. Schatz. If I could give him 50 stars I would do it. He is a gifted physician with impeccable credentials and a genuine love of his work and his patients. If you ask him a medical question he gives you a straight answer and then gives you the reason for the answer. He performed a “simple prostatectomy” on me in Jan. 2019. I am now 4 months out of surgery and the outcome of my surgery couldn’t be better, no infections, no post operative complications, only gratefulness to the Lord for leading me to Dr. Schatz. Also, my treatment by the hospital staff at Methodist the Woodlands was excellent for the 5 days I spent there in recovery. I have never written a review for a docto

Self-Verified Patient
- April, 2019 - Vitals
good

S M
- April, 2019 - Google
If you ever have a problem! You want a doc with the bedside manner and patience like Dr. Schatz has.

J S
- April, 2019 - Google

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G D
- March, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz is a very personable and thorough professional. He treated my dad with genuine care and explained all aspects of his condition and subsequent surgery. Dr. Schatz ensured we understood and were well informed of all options and affects for recommended procedures. Very easy to talk to and we never felt rushed. The office staff also were very kind and professional, they follow up in a timely manner on all aspects of treatment and pending laboratory results. I highly recommend Dr. Schatz. I know once you meet him you will agree with my assessment.

Self-Verified Patient
- March, 2019 - Vitals
As a new patient the visit was great and not a long wait , everyone was very nice. Very clean, very good with their patients , made you feel that that a) were important and was very thorough no complaints

G M
- March, 2019 - Google
This Dr took his time, The appt was for my mom, he was genial and understanding. It is a 45min drive but it was worth it

A F
- March, 2019 - Google
Great care and service, would definitely recommend Dr. Schatz to anyone seeking a skilled Urologist.

Self Verified Patient
- March, 2019 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz was very attentive.. He listened to my concerns, and asked questions which helped the conversation. Never made me feel like he was in a rush, He came across as being the deep expert I expected

J C
- February, 2019 - Google
Awesome customer service !!

R S
- February, 2019 - Google
Timely and thorough examination and Dr. Schatz answered my questions and gave me direction. I highly recommend Dr. Schatz.

C S
- February, 2019 - Google

Self-Verified Patient
- February, 2019 - Vitals
I was referred to Dr. Schatz by my G.P. office and I am very happy with the choice she made for me. Dr. Schatz made me feel very comfortable on my first visit. He explained the results of my tests,

Self-Verified Patient
- February, 2019 - Vitals
Great

K W
- February, 2019 - Google

Self-Verified Patient
- February, 2019 - Vitals
Dr Schatz, has a wonderful bedside manner. He answered all my questions and explainedeverything. Great. Doctor and staff.

C L
- February, 2019 - Google
Dr Schatz is AMAZING!!!!!!! After leaving for the day he came back to check on my wife at Methodist Woodlands Hospital when he found out that she had an extremely bad UTI from a kidney stone. His care and concern for her was unexpected. He immediately took her to surgery. Dr Schatz explained in detail what was going on, and what he was going to do to help her. He keep me informed after surgery by coming to the waiting room in the early hours after her surgery. I have worked in healthcare for 15 yrs, and my wife currently as well. I have never experienced the compassion of anyone the way he did. His followup care was outstanding even extending to his office. I am so happy with Dr Schatz that I am now his patient. He's a great Urology, and a

Self-Verified Patient
- February, 2019 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz was very plesant and provide a personal care. He took the time to explained the plan of care and answered all the questions I had. It was an excellent experience under the circumstances.

J D
- February, 2019 - Google

Self-Verified Patient
- February, 2019 - Vitals
great bed side manner. would recomend to a friend.

Self-Verified Patient
- February, 2019 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz is amazing, he takes time to listen and answer any questions you may have.

D A
- January, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz is awesome. He listens to what the patient has to say, takes time to answer questions and explain the treatment. Dr. Schatz makes you feel like a "person", not just a patient. I would highly recommend him.

U S
- January, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz is the best urologist I've ever been to. His friendly demeanor and impeccable bedside manner makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more tolerable and productive. Would definitely recommend this doctor to anyone needing to see a urologist in the Northwest Houston/Tomball/Willowbrook area.

S W
- January, 2019 - Google

H K
- January, 2019 - Google
Very friendly professional doctor. He is excellent.

L D
- January, 2019 - Google
Dr Schatz was very kind and professional . He took his time to explain in detail his diagnosis . I would highly recommend him.

P S
- January, 2019 - Google

G H
- January, 2019 - Google
Dr. Schatz treats the patient and not the diagnosis. He truly cares about my wellbeing and was very patient with my questions and concerns both before and after surgery.

L Y
- January, 2019 - Google
Dr Schatz is very caring and thorough. I highly recommend him.

J A
- January, 2019 - Google
Very good Doctor!

A M
- January, 2019 - Google
The whole team is very professional, I feel safe with them and their evaluations that they make me.

R M
- January, 2019 - Google

J N
- January, 2019 - Google

Self Verified Patient
- January, 2019 - Vitals
Highly Recommend Dr. Schatz. He and his staff are friendly and do a great job.

J M
- January, 2019 - Google

M H
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G A
- January, 2019 - Google
Dr.Schatz is a excellent doctor, I would highly recommend him.

G O
- January, 2019 - Google

M H
- December, 2018 - Google
Is always very helpful and give straight forward comments about any questions and allows you to understand where you during your treatment cycle

Self-verified patient
- November, 2018 - Vitals
would highly recommend

P L
- November, 2018 - Google
The staff is very professional and helpful.

DJ H
- November, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz was very personable and professional. I would recommend him to others.

R G
- November, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz has a great way of making you feel comfortable. I highly recommend him!

D H
- November, 2018 - Google

A A
- November, 2018 - Google
I was impressed with his knowledge and honesty. He referred me to a specialist who is more relevant to my symptoms. Very friendly and put you at ease.

J D
- November, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz is always very personable and friendly. He always remembers who you are and takes time to acknowledge your presence. I would recommend him to anybody. HAVE YOU BEEN CHECKED YET????????

M S
- November, 2018 - Google
Dr Schatz and Staff are Great ! Very relaxing office and they will explain everything up front... Great Team !

G W
- November, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz remind me of my former doctor. He care, he ask questions you forget to ask about (questions you remember on the way home or at home) he’s very personable. He has a bed side manner that’s you wish most had. Dr. Schaff put me at ease. His mannerisms are calming and reasurring.

Self Verified Patient
- October, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz has excellent skills and is very professional

P H
- October, 2018 - Google

G H
- October, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz is professional, thorough, personable and truly cares. He treats the patient and not a diagnosis. He reminds me of what doctors used to be

S W
- October, 2018 - Google
I can't express enough how personable and kind Dr. Schatz was with the appt. for my son. He was very warm and concerned with my son's evaluation and showed complete professionalism with his explanation of my son's needs. It was so nice to travel a far distance and get such great treatment from the doctor. Thank you so much.

N V
- October, 2018 - Google
I meeting him twos time ,Doctor Schatz really nice 👍,.

B M
- October, 2018 - Google

Self Verified Patient
- October, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schwarz made me feel very comfortable as he sat by me to ask all questions and told me what he felt was required. When it was time to check me he told me ahead that he was going to have his nurse with

T H
- October, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz was filling in for Dr. Sukin. He gave me information and the latest research at the Mayo Clinic, his alma mater so to say. He did not sit in front of his computer the whole time. He actually stood up and walked around as he was thinking about my questions. Cautioned me on not going back on my antiplatelet medications before the hematuria stopped completely. To do so, would lengthen my recovery from the Cystoscopy. He laid out for me what I could expect with this non-aggressive prostate cancer diagnosis; but left the details of treatment for my vacationing urologist, Dr. Sukin.

Self-verified patient
- October, 2018 - Vitals
My experience with the office and Dr Schatz was exemplary. The level of professionalism was highest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommed this office and Dr Schatz in particular.

G P
- October, 2018 - Google
Dr Schatz is thorough, taking his time to listen and explain everything. He is certainly not your typical in and out, hurry up, type of doctor. Thumb up.

K T
- September, 2018 - Google
First time here, had a very positive experience. Will get back to you after the next part of my treatment.

M O
- September, 2018 - Google
Excellent medical support from Dr. Stephen M. Schatz.

L F
- September, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz is a great doctor! He takes time with you and is not rushed to answer questions and explain things. He is very kind and straightforward.

T L
- September, 2018 - Google
Dr Schatz is an amazing physician. I take my elderly friend to him and just know, you may have a wait to see the doctor but that is only because he takes the time to explain and address all your concerns. His approach is conservative but cautious and he never gets in a hurry with the patient or care provider. He explains all options and makes certain you completely understand the course of treatment. The office staff is very friendly; some of them are new so be patient, they are learning, at least they are helpful and kind and as accommodating as possible.

R D
- September, 2018 - Google
Great Experience. Listened to my concerned and is taking care of my issues

Self-verified patient
- September, 2018 - Vitals
Awesome doc. Explained the choices I had with my problem

C W
- September, 2018 - Google

H K
- September, 2018 - Google

I B
- September, 2018 - Google
Dr . Schatz has been a great doctor, who listens, to you and always is gentle.

G C
- September, 2018 - Google

Self-verified patient
- August, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz and his staff were so kind and made sure they took the time to answer all of my questions. I had to have surgery so I was a little apprehensive and nervous, but his confidence and knowledge helped me relax and I knew I was in great hands.

Self-verified patient
- August, 2018 - Vitals
Dr.Schatz has a great bed side manner. I felt very comfortable and he asked many questions. I felt as though he really wanted to rule things out and truly understand what my problem was. He ordered several

Self-verified patient
- August, 2018 - Vitals
I felt real comfortable as the minutes went by. His personalty is what every doctor should have. If I don't get this kind of treatment when I first see a new doctor, I will NOT go back. Dr. Schatz is stuck with me until he retires.........or I die.

A G
- August, 2018 - Google

Self-verified patient
- July, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz is very hands on and personal. I appreciated the fact that he interacts with both myself and my wife. He is very patient in explaining situations and circumstances. I am referring all of my friends and co-workers to him.

J M
- July, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz quickly earned my confidence within minutes of meeting him. His was both quickly able to diagnose me and at the same time confidently prescribe the pathway to success. . It’s very easy to see that Dr. Schatz thrives off of producing positive outcomes for his patients. He is one of the most technically competent physicians I have come across. Those in his care in my opinion are starting off on a very positive note.

C S
- July, 2018 - Google
I am receiving excellent medical support from Dr. Schatz. He is the kind of doctor everyone would wish they could have. He is patient, cordial, professional, and willing to explore all available possible resolutions for my medical issues. If you are having urology issues, I highly recommend you call for an appointment.

Self-verified patient
- July, 2018 - Vitals
I arrived early and they took me back quickly straight to the point and assure me very thing was fine

M C
- July, 2018 - Google

J C C
- July, 2018 - Google
Quick and easy appointment, very professional and respectful staff, Dr. Schatz took the time to listen and give the best advise for my condition, Thanks!

Self-verified patient
- July, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever known. He always has time to listen to your problems and questions and makes you feel at ease. I feel most fortunate to be one of his patients and trust him completely.

Self-verified patient
- June, 2018 - Vitals
Easy going and straight forward. Listened to my concerns.

Self-verified patient
- June, 2018 - Vitals
Very attentive caring how a Dr should be I would recommend him with high regards.Felt comfortable when discussing my health issues.

Self-verified patient
- June, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz is one of the most wonderful doctors I had the pleasure to know, visit and get treatment under. More than a doctor I consider him my friend.

Self-verified patient
- June, 2018 - Vitals
The most professional group as an entity that I’ve encountered. Less time waiting, dr. Schatz is very insightful, courteous, and extremely experienced. He makes you feel comfortable.

Self-verified patient
- June, 2018 - Vitals
Dr. Schatz is a very kind and caring doctor. He takes time to explain procedures and options. Thanks Dr. Schatz.

K D
- April, 2018 - Google
Dr. Schatz was professional yet warm and friendly. He was great at diagnostics and treatment and explained things thoroughly. If you need a Board certified urologist, please see Dr. Schatz, I have already recommended him to neighbors.

N R
- February, 2018 - Google
dr stephen is a really professional urologist he did my partial nephratomy recently and removed my tumor and save kidney dr office pepoles and st lukes woodland services was very good i pray for dr and others for more success. in future