This field is devoted to the diagnosis and treatments of tumors of urinary systems. Most importantly taking care of patients with prostate cancer, kidney, testicular and bladder cancer. Physicians that are trained in this field are called uro-oncologists.
Thousands of men and women are diagnosed each year with cancer of the prostate, bladder or kidney, as well as testicular cancer. New breakthroughs in cancer care, experimental treatment options, and ongoing research into the causes and potential cures of urologic malignancies spell new hope for patients from all walks of life.
A procedure called percutaneous nephrolithotomy (nef-row-lih-THOT-uh-me) involves surgically removing a kidney stone using small telescopes and instruments inserted through a small incision in your back. You will receive general anesthesia during the surgery and be in the hospital for one to two days while you recover.
Kidney stones are hard deposits made from minerals such as calcium or waste products such as uric acid. They start small, but they can grow bigger as more minerals stick to them.
Some kidney stones often pass on their own without treatment. Other stones that are painful or that get stuck in your urinary tract sometimes need to be removed with surgery.
Female urology is a subspecialty of urology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of urological conditions that commonly affect women. These conditions are due to the unique anatomy of the female urinary tract and reproductive system.
Women are much more likely to get a UTI than are men since the female urethra is much shorter than the male urethra. If infrequent, UTIs can be tested for and treated as they occur. However, if they are recurrent, prevention strategies are available. Sometimes, it is necessary to do certain diagnostic tests to see if there are any risks for recurrent UTIs.
OAB is a combination of symptoms that include, urinary frequency (going very often to the bathroom), urinary urgency (the sudden uncontrollable need to urinate) and sometimes urinary urge incontinence (leakage of urine that occurs with a sudden uncontrollable desire to urinate).
Prostate laser surgery is used to relieve moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate — a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia ( BPH ). During prostate laser surgery, your doctor inserts a scope through the tip of your penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra).The prostate surrounds the urethra. A laser passed through the scope delivers energy that shrinks or removes excess tissue that is preventing urine flow.
Lasers use concentrated light to generate precise and intense heat. There are several different types of prostate laser surgery, including: Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP). A laser is used to melt away (vaporize) excess prostate tissue and enlarge the urinary channel. Holmium laser ablation of the prostate (HoLAP). This procedure is similar to PVP but uses a different type of laser. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP). A laser is used to cut and remove the excess tissue that is blocking the urethra. Another instrument is then used to cut the prostate tissue into small pieces that are easily removed. HoLEP can be an option for men who have a severely enlarged prostate.
Urology is a field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders stemming from the urinary tract as well as from the reproductive system in males.
The specialists of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona address a broad spectrum of urology problems with state-of-the-art urologic care and treatment for men and women, including naturopathic medicine, pharmacologic therapies, and minimally invasive surgical procedures, like the da Vinci robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer and robotic vaginal prolapse surgery.