Bladder cancer is the cancer that forms in the lining of the bladder.
Botox bladder injections are used to treat refractory urge incontinence that is not responsive to medical management. Botox calms the nerves that trigger the overactive bladder muscles to eliminate involuntary contractions of the bladder.
A surgical treatment used to remove part or all of the bladder. This procedure is used to treat cancer that has spread to the bladder wall or is a reoccurring cancer.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical term that describes the inability to achieve and or maintain an erect penis adequate for sexual function.
In male patients with stress incontinence, an alternative is to perform a urethral compression procedure, called a male sling. This is done with the use of a segment of cadaveric tissue or soft mesh to compress the urethra against the pubic bone.
GreenLight Laser$reg; Therapy offers a minimally invasive, outpatient alternative to surgery for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also called an enlarged prostate.
A highly precise medical procedure that applies high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to locally heat and destroy diseased or damaged tissue through ablation. HIFU is used for treatment of numerous conditions including uterine fibroids and prostate cancer
Urinary incontinence is the accidental loss of urine. More than 15 million American men and women suffer from this disease. Many of these people suffer in silence unnecessarily, and are prevented from doing activities and living the life they want to lead. Since incontinence can be managed or treated, the following information should help you discuss this condition and what treatments are available to you with your urologist.
It is important to realize that with timely diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured. If found early, the survival rate for patients with kidney cancer ranges from 79 to 100 percent. More than 100,000 survivors of kidney cancer are alive in the United States today. The following information addresses the most common questions about kidney tumors and serves as a supplement to the discussion that you have with your physician.
Kidney stone disease is among the most painful and prevalent urological disorders.
Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), is a modern surgical technique in which operations in the abdomen are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions.
Infertility is defined as the inability to establish a pregnancy after having unprotected intercourse for one year on a regular basis.
Nephrectomy is the surgical removal of a kidney. The procedure is done to treat kidney cancer as well as other kidney diseases and injuries. Nephrectomy is also done to remove a healthy kidney from a donor (either living or deceased) for transplantation.
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a common condition that affects approximately 33 million Americans. Thirty percent of all men and 40 percent of all women in the United States live with OAB symptoms.
Prostate Cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States and a significant health-care problem due to its high incidence. It is estimated that in the US, there will be more than 238,590 new cases and 29,720 deaths from prostate cancer in 2013. The natural history and progression of this disease is not clearly and consistently understood. An analysis of autopsy studies has shown that approximately one in three men over the age of 50 years had histologic evidence of prostate cancer, with up to 80% of these tumors being limited in size and grade and, therefore, clinically insignificant. However, a recent study of incidental prostate cancer diagnosed in organ donors found prostate cancer in 1 in 3 men age 60-69, and this increased to 46% in men over age 70.
Approximately 240,000 men get diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States every year. Fortunately, most are found early and are successfully cured. Some cancers are found too late, though, and a cure is not possible. Others were treated appropriately but the cancer came back. Whichever category you fall in, the Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic at Central Ohio Urology Group specializes in advanced treatments.
Robotic Surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are terms for technological developments that use robotic systems to aid in surgical procedures. Robotically-assisted surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of minimally-invasive surgery and to enhance the capabilities of surgeons performing open surgery.
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is a urological procedure used to both diagnose and potentially treat various bladder disorders. The most common indication for a TURBT is bladder cancer in which bladder tumors can be removed from the bladder wall.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a urological procedure used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) also called an enlarged prostate.
The decision to proceed with a vasectomy is a very personal one. So it is important that you have a clear understanding of what a vasectomy is and what it is not. The following will provide you with information that will assist you in deciding whether or not a vasectomy is an appropriate form of contraception for you.
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