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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Surgery and appointment information – Learn more

For the safety of our patients and caregivers, we have expanded and changed how we deliver care to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Depending on your medical needs, your appointments could take place in-person, by phone or by video. There may be times when an appointment or procedure may be rescheduled. In which case, we will contact you to let you know. Rest assured, all urgent needs will be addressed promptly.

Existing ChristianaCare patients can request an appointment using their patient portal account.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for your protection. Please refer to our visitor policy for more details.

Our operating rooms are now accommodating elective procedures.

As an added safety measure, all patients will be screened for COVID-19. If needed, your doctor will order a COVID-19 test to be performed at a ChristianaCare laboratory three to five days before your procedure.

ChristianaCare Urology

Urology Services

It can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with urologic problems that impact your bladder, kidneys, ureter, prostate, and testicles. Our empathetic specialists are here to help. They’re highly-skilled, board-certified and have been helping people for more than 30 years. They’ve worked hard to earn the trust of patients like you and the respect of their peers in the medical community.

Request an Appointment at our Convenient Locations in Chadds Ford, Newark and Wilmington



Complete the form below or call us at 302-320-9420.



What We Help to Diagnose and Treat

 

Bladder Problems and Discomfort in Men and Women

 

Needing to Go to the Bathroom Frequently

An overactive bladder can make it hard to do the things you enjoy. The need to drop everything and race to the bathroom can disrupt your life. And if you leak, even if it’s only a little bit, it can be embarrassing. We can figure out what is causing this problem and help you to address it.

If you have pain in your pelvis along with having to go frequently, our specialists can talk to you about whether you might have bladder pain syndrome (interstitial cystitis).

Blood in Your Urine

Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may make the urine look red, brown, or pink. There may be blood every time you urinate or just from time to time. This can be a sign of another problem such as a kidney stone, kidney disease or cancer in the kidneys and bladder.

Leaking Urine when You Cough or Sneeze

Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It can happen when you cough, laugh, sneeze, lift something, change position, or do something that puts stress or strain on your bladder. Or you may have a sudden need to go to the bathroom but can’t get there in time. This problem can happen to both men and women, and our team of experts can help you to treat this problem.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are made of salts and minerals in the urine that stick together to form small “pebbles.” They are usually painless while they remain in the kidney. But they can cause severe pain when small pieces leave the kidney and travel through the narrow tubes (ureters) to the bladder. Our specialists can help to determine if you would benefit from pain medication and if your stone can be passed through your system or if you would require other treatments.

Diagnosing and Treating Urologic Cancers in Men and Women

 

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer happens when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both of the kidneys. Our specialists will do tests to see if the cancer is in the kidney only or has spread to other parts of the body. Your treatment options will depend on the size of the tumor and whether it has spread. Our team will help to create a personalize a treatment plan that is best for you.

Prostate Cancer

While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, prostate cancer can be found during a regular checkup using a combination of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam. It’s important to catch this type of cancer in its early stages when it’s easier to treat.

Men’s Health Urology and Procedures

 

Vasectomies

Our team can help if you’re looking to have a vasectomy, which makes a man sterile or not able to make a woman pregnant. During the procedure, a doctor cuts or blocks the tubes, called the vas deferens, that carry sperm from the testicles to the penis. This keeps sperm from reaching a woman’s egg to make a baby when ejaculation occurs during sex.

A vasectomy does not affect your sex drive or your ability to have sex.  You will still be able to enjoy sex in the same way as before. You will still produce normal amounts of semen when you climax. The only difference is that the semen will not contain sperm.

Erectile Dysfunction

While every man can struggle to have an erection from time to time, our specialists can help if you’re struggline routinely. Some men with erectile dysfunction can’t have an erection at any time, while others may not be able to have one that is firm enough or lasts long enough to complete intercourse.

Decreased Sex Drive

Testosterone is a hormone produced by the human body. It’s mainly produced in men by the testicles. Low levels of testosterone can affect your sex drive, ability to have an erection, and ability to produce a normal amount of semen. Our specialists can help to diagnose and treat low testosterone levels.

Abnormalities in the Penis or Testicles

If you have noticed a difference in the way your penis or testicles feel or look, you should make an appointment with our specialists. We can help to diagnose and a range of conditions including

  • Lumps, bulges and masses in the scrotum or testicles.
  • Curves, lose of length, and lose of girth in the penis.
  • Enlarged veins in the scrotum.

Enlarged Prostate Gland (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes problems with urinating. You may experience a weak stream of urine or feel like you’re not fully emptying your bladder.

Swelling of the Prostate (Prostatitis)

Prostatitis is swelling or infection of the prostate gland. It can cause pain at the tip of the penis or when urinating or ejaculation. You may also wake up at night frequently to urinate or feel like you’re not fully empting your bladder.

Call to make an appointment at one of our locations today!
Our hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

ChristianaCare Urology
ChristianaCare Wilmington Campus

501 West 14th Street, 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-320-9420

ChristianaCare Newark Campus

4735 Ogletown Stanton Road, Map 2

Suite 3301

Newark, DE 19713 directions

302-320-9420

 

ChristianaCare Concord Health Center

161 Wilmington West Chester Pike

Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions

302-320-9420