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Meet Dr. Bans

Larry L. Bans, MD
Larry L. Bans, MD

Meet Dr. Larry H. Bans

Board-Certified Urologist
Prostate Cancer Consultant

Larry L. Bans, M.D., is a board-certified urologist with over 30 years of experience. For the past 15 years, he has specialized exclusively in prostate health. Dr. Bans is actively involved in prostate research projects and wrote and produced a patient education video titled “Your Prostate Biopsy Is Positive: Here’s What You Should Know.”

Dr. Bans is passionate about elevating the standard of care for prostate cancer. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat prostate cancer, incorporating urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, alternative medicine, advanced imaging, and genetic/biomarker testing.

Education & Training

Residency in Urology, 1983
Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Internship in General Surgery, 1979
Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree, 1978
Cornell University Medical College
New York, New York

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree; Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 1974
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Board Certification

  • American Board of Urology

Awards & Honors

  • Peer-selected ”Top Doc” in PHOENIX Magazine, Arizona Cancer Center Advisory Board, 2019
  • Named one of the 20 Top Urologists in the United States, Men’s Health Magazine, April 2007
  • American Cancer Society Research Grant
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors (2008–2014)
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors for Cancer (2007–2013)


Almeida FD, Yen CK, Scholz MC, Lam RY, Turner J, Bans LL, Lipson R. Performance characteristics and relationship of PSA value/kinetics on carbon-11 acetate PET/CT imaging in biochemical relapse of prostate cancer. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017;7(1):1–11.