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Using the latest treatment and surgical techniques, we provide care for patients with bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular cancer.
A solid piece of material forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated.
This is blood in the urine. Hematuria can be caused by menstruation, vigorous exercise, kidney stones, sexual activity, viral illness, trauma or infection, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI). It can also be caused by bladder, kidney or prostate cancer.
Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder may not hold a large volume of urine. This causes frequent urination, urgency and urge urinary incontinence.
Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
A chronic condition that causes painful urinary symptoms such as discomfort, pressure, tenderness or pain in the bladder, lower abdomen and pelvic area. Symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.
Urinary incontinence (UI)
Simply put, it’s the loss of bladder control. Millions of adults in the United States have urinary incontinence. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age. It's especially common in women older than 50 years old. However, it can also affect younger women, especially those who have just given birth. UI is usually caused by problems with muscles and nerves that help to hold or pass urine.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body. They occur when bacteria migrate from the digestive tract to the urethra. Symptoms include abnormal urination, pain, incontinence, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills. It mostly affects women.
The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. Your kidneys filter extra water and waste out of your blood and make urine. Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Also referred to as enlarged prostate. It’s an overgrowth of cells in the prostate gland and causes the urethra to constrict, leading to problems with urination.
We are the only health system in the area with the Urolift(r) Center of Excellence designation to treat BPH. This means our team is committed to providing exemplary care to men who suffer from symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Learn more.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. ED becomes more common as men get older, but it's not a natural part of aging. ED can be a sign of health problems such as clogged blood vessels or nerve damage from diabetes.
This can result from damage to the male reproductive tract, erectile dysfunction, varicoceles (an enlarged vein in testicles) or low sperm count.
A disorder in which scar tissue forms under the skin of the penis causing the penis to curve or bend, usually during an erection. Curves in the penis can make erections painful and may make sexual intercourse painful, difficult or impossible.
Inflammation of the prostate that causes pain in the central lower abdomen, the penis, the scrotum, the lower back, between the scrotum and anus, and during or after ejaculation.
Testosterone is a hormone made by the testicles. It’s regulates sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength and the production of red blood cells and sperm. Certain health conditions, medicines or injury can lead to low testosterone. Testosterone level also naturally drops with age.
This is the swelling of veins next to a testicle. It’s usually harmless, but if you are in pain or have fertility problems, treatment can help. Usually, a varicocele develops in young children, but it is often discovered in late adolescence when more blood flows to the testicles. Some men don’t notice it until later in life.
This condition is the result of the kidneys being abnormally dilated or overfilled with urine. It can be caused by blockage along some part of the urinary tract or by abnormal backflow of urine from the bladder. It can also be due to the abnormal development or formation of the kidney.
Hypospadias is a relatively common birth defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis rather than on the end.
This is commonly known as bed wetting. It is the involuntary discharge of urine at night in a child five years old or older.
Undescended testicles occurs when one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum before birth. If one or both does not descend, sperm production can be impaired and there is a risk of complications.
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
This is a blockage at the point where the kidney attaches to the tube that leads to the bladder. This blocks the flow of urine out of the kidney. UPJ obstruction mostly occurs in children and often happens when a baby is still growing in the womb.
Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition that allows urine to go back up into the ureters and kidneys causing repeat urinary tract infections.