Surgical and nonsurgical treatments
Urology is a surgical specialty that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Urologists are trained to treat conditions of the bladder, kidneys and reproductive organs. They provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for these conditions.
You can be referred to a urologist, but you do not need a referral to schedule an appointment. Many people are sensitive or embarrassed about these conditions. Our team understands your desire for discretion and will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
When to visit a urologist
The most common reason people visit the urologist is urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is not being able to control the release of urine. Sometimes the problem is temporary, such as when it is caused by a urinary infection and goes away when the infection is treated. Other times it is caused by changes in nerves and muscles around the bladder and requires treatments such as medicines, exercise and, in some cases, surgery.
Urinary incontinence is not a disease but a symptom of an issue in the urinary tract. It can affect a person of any age. It is treatable and often curable.
Other reasons you might schedule an appointment with a urologist include:
- Blood in urine
- Erectile dysfunction
- Painful urination
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged prostate
- Pain or lump in testicles
Urological disorders are usually very noticeable, making them hard to ignore. Many of these conditions are very painful and difficult to manage without intervention. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment with a urologist. Our team can help you start a treatment plan so you can start enjoying your life again.