Triangle Urology Associates, P.A. ("TUA") has been in existence since 1927 and was one of the first surgical specialty groups in Urology in the country. It would not be until 1930 that Duke University Medical Center would form their own division of Urology within the Department of Surgery. TUA surgeons were the first in the state of North Carolina to perform an ileal loop urinary diversion following radical cystectomy (removal of the bladder) for bladder cancer. This innovative spirit continues to this day with TUA developing the first Brachytherapy Program for Prostate Cancer in Central North Carolina, in conjunction with the Radiation Oncology Department at Duke University Medical Center, in 1997.