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Urology

Trust the skilled urologists at PIH Health for complete care of the urinary system in both men and women. Our specialists can help you find relief from symptoms and improve your quality of life.

What is a Urologist?

A urologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the urinary system, which removes waste through urine and controls other body functions. The urinary tract is made up of the:

  • Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Ureters
  • Urethra

A urologist also has advanced training to care for the male sex organs, including:

  • Penis
  • Prostate gland
  • Scrotum
  • Testicles

Signs of a Urologic Problem

Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider if you have symptoms of a urologic problem. These may include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Painful urination
  • Urinary frequency and/or urgency
  • Urinary incontinence

Depending on your symptoms and other factors, your doctor may refer you to a urologist for specialized care.

Urologic Conditions

Depend on your doctor to expertly diagnose and address common urologic conditions, including:

  • Benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the urinary system
    • Kidney, bladder, prostate, testicle, penis
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary Stones (kidney, ureter, bladder)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Male Reproductive Conditions

Benefit from expert, complete care of:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate
  • Benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the male reproductive system, including testicular and prostate cancer
  • Elective sterilization – Vasectomy
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) or other sexual concerns
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Male infertility
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis, swelling of the prostate gland
  • Undescended testicle

Urolift Treatment

PIH Health now offers the Urolift treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a condition where the prostate enlarges as men get older, affecting over 40% of men in their 50’s and 70% of men in their 60’s.

Although BPH is a benign condition, it can negatively impact a man’s quality of life. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms, including:

  • Frequent need to urinate during the day and night
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts
  • Pain during urination

Urolift is a truly minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in the physician’s office. This means most patients no longer need to take BPH medications while avoiding the long recovery times and ejaculatory and erectile dysfunction associated with other treatments.

Your Treatment Plan

Work with your urologist to create a treatment plan that’s right for your unique needs. Depending on your symptoms and other factors, your doctor may provide:

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