Paul R. Kenworthy, MD

Board Certified Urologist

Dr. Kenworthy’s philosophy of care embodies progressiveness, innovation, and compassion. He ensures that his patients benefit from the most advanced technology and procedures proven to be successful, safe, and cost effective.  His patients enjoy individualized care in a comprehensive and caring environment.

Based on his interest in solutions for voiding dysfunction, Dr. Kenworthy became one of the 'early adopters' of the UroLift® System in his practice.  He first utilized the UroLift® System in early 2014 and continues to believe in the innovation, physiology of application, and the positive patient response to this treatment for BPH.

Dr. Kenworthy was the first Urologist in the Greater Houston area to perform the UroLift® procedure in the office as well as the first to earn the Center of Excellence designation. To date, he has performed over 650 UroLift® procedures in the office, more than any other doctor in the area.

In addition, Dr. Kenworthy is the first Urologist in the greater North Houston area to provide Aquablation therapy for the management of obstructive BPH.

Dr. Kenworthy remains committed to providing the finest care for patients whose health and lives are compromised by urological disorders.  He served as the medical director of the first center for incontinence care developed in Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center.  He currently practices in The Woodlands and Huntsville offices of Northwoods Urology.

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In addition to general urology, Dr. Kenworthy’s areas of special interest include bladder pain (interstitial cystitis), UroLift® System treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia or enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction causes and treatment (ED), kidney stone diagnosis and treatment (lithotripsy), laparoscopic surgery, prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, urinary incontinence and no-scalpel vasectomy.

Dr. Kenworthy pursues all aspects of general urologic care for his patients with a special interest in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia, men’s urologic health, men’s and women’s voiding dysfunction and urinary incontinence, and urinary stone disease.

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  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
  • Doctor of Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Internship in General Surgery, the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX
  • Residency in Urology, the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX, and MD Anderson Cancer Center


Board Certified by the American Board of Urology, in Practice since 1996

Urinary Diagnostic Procedures

Professional Affiliations

  • American Urological Association
  • South Central Section of the American Urologic Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Montgomery County Medical Society
  • Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (2004 - 2005)
  • The Community Clinic: Volunteer (2003)
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists, Inc.


Dr. Kenworthy has published his research findings in Urology and the Journal of Urology and presented them at numerous scientific proceedings.

Dr. Kenworthy is the first physician in the Houston area to earn this exclusive award. His designation as a Center of Excellence is based on achieving a high level of training and experience with the UroLift System, consistently delivering excellent patient outcomes with UroLift®, and providing exemplary overall care to men suffering from urinary tract symptoms.

Urolift Center of Excellence Award

Patients are our #1 Priority

"Very pleased."

Dr. was very professional and the procedure was explained in detail. The staff was on point also. I would recommend anyone who needs help to contact Dr. Kenworthy. Very pleased. Thank you.

January 6, 2022

"Highly recommend."

Have been using Northwoods since 2017 and can report overwhelmingly positive experiences. Dr. Kenworthy took ample time to listen and then explain matters in a concise fashion. Highly recommend.

September 26, 2021

"Best experience."

Let me start by saying this was one of the best experiences I have had a doctor’s office in years. Dr. Kenworthy was super helpful in helping me find the best solution for my kidney stone problem. The front staff are a little hard to work with but got better after my initial greeting. Thanks Northwoods!

August 18, 2021

"Expect the best."

Great urologist and great service. You can expect nothing but the best from Northwoods Urology.

March 6, 2021

"I highly recommend him."

"My experience with the staff was outstanding. They were all so friendly and professional as was Dr Kenworthy. His professionalism is only out-shined by his knowledge."

February 8, 2017

"Warm & Inviting Office"

"Every question I had was answered thoroughly. They went above and beyond to be friendly, and I left feeling completely satisfied with my visit."

August 27, 2012

"Professional Care & Expertise"

"I always get sound, helpful and completely unbiased advice. After leaving Dr. Kenworthy was able to help me and I've never seen an employer treat their staff better!"

November 2, 2011

"This is the place to go"

"The doctors are great. Very happy with everything from office visits to surgery. I can't praise them enough. This IS the place to go. I give them a 100%"

February 14, 2017

"Dr. Kenworthy and his team are truly amazing!"

"Dr. Kenworthy took the time to answer detailed questions. I was fortunate that he was able to diagnose my issues (kidney stones) and treat them appropriately. I have been stone-free for several months now and feel great! Professional staff and great nurses."

July 22, 2017