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Urology

Urology

Urology is the practice of medicine that deals with the urinary system. Problems can occur due to dysfunction or disease of the urinary system. Urologists treat females and males.

Urology

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Urological Care

Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on diseases of the urinary tract system. This includes the:

  • Kidneys
  • Male Reproductive Organs
  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Ureters

From bladder and kidney health to prostate dysfunction and testosterone deficiencies, urological care is imperative to the general health of both men and women. Urologists are prepared to correctly diagnose and successfully treat most urological conditions.

Diagnosing a urological condition

Several urological conditions are initially recognized through changes in urinary habits and/or sexual function, including:

  • Changes in urination frequency
  • Pain in the region
  • Inability to urinate
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Discoloration of the urine

There are multiple tests used to diagnose possible urinary conditions; some of these tests include: 

  • Biopsy
  • Cystogram (X-ray of the bladder)
  • Cystoscopy (views the urinary tract through a small scope)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Urine test
  • Ultrasound 
  • Urodynamic tests (measures the volume and pressure inside the bladder)

Urological conditions we treat

Urologists treat a variety of urological conditions, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Testicular cancer
  • Chronic urinary tract infections
  • Infertility (male)
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder)
  • Kidney caner
  • Penile cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia 
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis and enlarged prostate
  • Testosterone deficiency
  • Nocturia
  • Overactive bladder 
  • Urinary incontinence

Blue Light Cytoscopy with Cysview

We are proud to offer Blue Light Cytoscopy with Cysview to our bladder cancer patients. Cysview allows tumor cells to glow bright pink in blue light. It is a variant of a naturally occurring molecule in the body that results in increased production of another natural compound. Unhealthy cells do not process out the compound as quickly as healthy cells do; therefore, the resulting buildup produces a pink glow in blue light.

During a standard cystoscopy procedure, a surgeon inspects the bladder using regular white light. During a Blue Light Cystoscopy, the surgeon uses both white and blue light. However, the blue light is only effective if Cysview has been introduced in the patient’s bladder at least one hour prior to the procedure. This technology allows surgeons to better ensure they have removed the cancerous cells during surgery.
 

Our Team

Bradley Waterman, MD
Bradley Waterman, MD

Urology

G. Blake Johnson, MD
G. Blake Johnson, MD

Urology

Lisa Stout, MD
Lisa Stout, MD

Urology