Our urologists are here to treat issues related to male and female urinary tract systems, as well as the male reproductive organs.
A bladder pin-up is a surgery that is done when the bladder has “fallen” or is dropping out of its normal position. In this surgery, the bladder is pulled up and sutured (sewn) into place. This is usually done to prevent urine leaking. There are several methods that may be used for this surgery. In some cases, one or more small incisions are made near the urethra (the urinary opening in your private area) or on your lower abdomen.
A cystocele (SIS-tuh-seal) is a herniation (outward bulging) of the bladder. A rectocele (REC-tuh-seal) occurs when the front wall of the rectum becomes thinned and weak. If a cystocele and/or rectocele is large or is causing you to have pain, frequent infections or other problems your doctor may recommend surgery. In this surgery, the doctor will move the bladder and/or rectum back into more normal positions and will put in sutures to keep them in place. Repair work may also be done to the wall of the bladder, vagina, or rectum. This surgery is done by going through the urethra, the vagina, and/or the rectum. There is no external incision.
Extracorpreal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a way to break up kidney stones inside the kidney using sound waves. It is not actually a surgical procedure. High concentrations of x-rays or ultrasound are directed from a machine (called a lithotriptor) outside the body to the stones inside. The shock waves break the stone(s) into tiny pieces, which are passed out of the body in the urine. ESWL will not harm your other body tissues.
An overgrowth of the prostate glad can block urine flow, causing a urinary tract infection. In a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP), your doctor uses a small tube that is put in through your urethra (in your penis) and passed up to your prostate gland. Excess prostate tissue is trimmed away. You will not have an incision that you can see but will have a raw place inside your body that will take about six weeks to heal.
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