Dr. Buethe is the only fellowship-trained urologic oncologist practicing between Gainesville and Tampa, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, and completed his urologic residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed his Urologic Oncology Fellowship Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. He is a member of the American Urologic Association, the European Urologic Association, and the Society of Urologic Oncology. He has offices in Hudson and Brooksville, Florida and is on active staff at both Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Oak Hill hospital.
His subspecialty interests include cancers involving the urinary tract such as bladder, prostate, kidney, testicular, and penile cancers. His fellowship training has prepared him to handle even challenging cases such as radical cystectomy with various urinary diversions, partial nephrectomy, and prostatectomies. He is trained to use robotic surgery to perform such procedures using minimally invasive techniques; allowing for a quicker recovery. As part of U.S. Oncology, he has partners in both Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology so that multimodal therapies can be employed across specialties with optimal integration and communication.
Besides urologic oncology, Dr. Buethe also manages general urologic problems. He uses his robotic training to perform robot assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for those women with pelvic organ prolapse. For those with urinary incontinence or urinary frequency he has multiple treatment modalities in the form of Interstim, intravesical Botox, and placement of mid urethral slings. Further, he uses the most up-to-date techniques to manage BPH and kidney stones.