Dr. James Magera received his undergraduate degree from Montana State University in 1993 and subsequently worked at Procter & Gamble as a chemical engineer for five years. He later obtained his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and residency in urology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2008, where he received extensive training in urologic oncology and robotic-assisted surgical techniques. Following his residency, Dr. Magera joined Urologic Associates of Iowa City, where he founded the robotic surgery program at Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Magera joined Urology Specialists, P.C. in June 2010. He is a board certified urologist, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an active member of the American Urological Association, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, and the Endourological Society.
He has given numerous presentations and published several articles in the areas of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, urinary incontinence, and robotic surgery. He has developed several video presentations highlighting the Mayo Clinic techniques for robotic surgery and kidney sparing surgery. Because of his surgical experience, he has served as a proctor teaching other surgeons how to implement robotic surgery into their practices.
Dr. Magera's clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of prostate, bladder, and kidney disorders and diseases. Robotic surgery is his preferred approach for treating urologic diseases or disorders appropriate for minimally invasive surgery. He also offers expertise in the evaluation and implementation of InterStim® Therapy for patients with overactive bladder or bladder control problems not responsive to traditional medical therapy.
He believes that carefully listening to the patient is the physician's best tool to understanding and correctly diagnosing the patient's problem.