We treat the following

UROLOGICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Elective Sterilization
Male elective sterilization, commonly known as a vasectomy, is a brief surgery performed by our urology team. The procedure cuts and closes off the tubes (vas deferens) that deliver sperm from the testes and serves as a permanent form of birth control.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate. As the prostate enlarges, it can then squeeze down on the urethra. The bladder wall becomes thicker. Eventually, the bladder may weaken and lose the ability to empty completely, leaving some urine in the bladder. The narrowing of the urethra and urinary retention–the inability to empty the bladder completely–cause many of the problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Priapism
Priapism is a condition in which a penis remains erect for hours in the absence of stimulation or after stimulation has ended. There are three types: ischemic (low-flow), nonischemic (high-flow), and recurrent ischemic (intermittent). Most cases are ischemic. Ischemic priapism is generally painful while nonischemic priapism is not.

Bladder Stones
Bladder stones are hard masses of minerals in your bladder. Bladder stones develop when the minerals in concentrated urine crystallize. Small bladder stones may pass without treatment, but some need medications or surgery. Left untreated, bladder stones may lead to infections and other complications.

Kidney Stones
A kidney stone is a hard mass made up of crystals that separate themselves from urine in the urinary tract. Often times these crystals remain so small that they travel through the urinary tract without being noticed. However, sometimes the crystals form stones that are large enough to cause intense pain. It is not always known what causes a stone to form, though genetics and certain diets are believed to impact the chances that someone will develop a kidney stone.

Urological Cancers
Urologic cancers include cancers of the bladder, kidney, prostate and testicles, all relatively common. Prostate cancer, for example, is the most common cancer in American men. One out of every 10 men will develop the disease at some time in his life — most often after age 50.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Some HPV types can lead to cancer. Men and women can get cancer of mouth/ throat, and anus/rectum caused by HPV infections. Men can also get penile HPV cancer. In women, HPV infection can also cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar HPV cancers.

Prolapsed Bladder
A fallen bladder, also known as cystocele or prolapsed bladder, is common after hysterectomies. It involves the bladder falling into the vaginal canal. Prolapsed bladder symptoms include tissue in/protruding from the vagina, problems with urination, increased bladder infections, pelvic discomfort, pain in the lower back, and pain during intercourse.

Prolapsed Rectum
Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (the last part of the large intestine before it exits the anus) loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”.  While this may be uncomfortable, it rarely results in an emergent medical problem.  However, it can have a significant negative impact on patients’ quality of life.

Overactive Bladder
Overactive bladder happens mostly in women but may occur in men. Aging, an enlarged prostate, and diabetes are all risk factors. The urge to urinate may be difficult to control and lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence). It may be embarrassing or limit activity.

Urinary Frequency
Urinary frequency is the need to urinate many times during the day, at night (nocturia), or both but in normal or less-than-normal volumes. Frequency may be accompanied by a sensation of an urgent need to void (urinary urgency). Urinary frequency is distinguished from polyuria, which is a high volume of urine output.

Urinary Retention
Urinary retention is the inability to empty the bladder. Urinary retention can be acute or chronic. Acute urinary retention is a medical emergency. Urinary retention is most common in men in their 50s and 60s because of prostate enlargement.

GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS

Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in the U.S. It occurs when tissue like that which lines the uterus (tissue called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus — usually in the abdomen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and ligaments that support the uterus; the area between the vagina and rectum; the outer surface of the uterus; and the lining of the pelvic cavity. Other sites for these endometrial growths may include the bladder, bowel, vagina, cervix, vulva, and in abdominal surgical scars.

Menorrhagia
Menorrhagia is a menstrual period with excessively heavy flow and falls under the larger category of abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by structural abnormalities in the reproductive tract, anovulation, bleeding disorders, hormone issues (such as hypothyroidism) or cancer of the reproductive tract.