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Urology Services

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Dealing with Urologic Problems

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. 

Bladder Problems and Discomfort in Men and Women

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 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 symptom of another problem, such as a kidney stone, kidney disease, or cancer in the kidneys and bladder.

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 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 determine if you would benefit from pain medication, if your stone can pass through your system, or if you would require other treatments.

Diagnosing and Treating Urologic Cancers in Men and Women

Kidney cancer happens when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both 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 create a personalized treatment plan that is best for you.

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

Our team can help if you’re looking to have a vasectomy which makes a man sterile or inable 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.

While every man can struggle to have an erection from time to time, our specialists can help if you’re routinely struggling. 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.

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.

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 a range of conditions including

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

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.

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

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