Female Cystoscopy

What is a Female Cystoscopy? Female Cystoscopy is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder to try to determine the cause of a problem that you may be having. Any tissue that your doctor removes from your bladder will be sent immediately to a laboratory for … Read More

Kidney Stone Procedures

Kidney stones start as tiny crystals of minerals that stick together when urine is concentrated. This happens with dehydration. Crystals build into stones as more minerals deposit, similar to how a pearl builds in an oyster.

TURBT – Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Tumor, Male

Your surgeon has recommended a TUR-BT to remove a tumor from the lining of your bladder.  About half, or 1 in 2 bladder cancers are found early. That means the tumor is still in the lining of the bladder and hasn’t spread.

Transrectal Ultrasound and Prostate Biopsy

Why is a Prostate Ultrasound with Biopsies done? A prostate ultrasound with biopsies is done to test for cancer when a nodule or lump is felt. It is also done for a high PSA and for some problems especially with urination that can be a sign of prostate cancer.

Mesh Sling Procedure for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women

SUI is a problem when the pelvic muscles that support the bladder and urethra, or the urethral sphincter are weak. Support problems can start from pressure on these muscles with pregnancy and childbirth, chronic constipation, extra body weight, smoking, coughing and certain activities like heavy lifting that are repeated often.

Laser Vaporization of the Prostate

What is Vaporization of the Prostate? In some men the prostate gland becomes enlarged and blocks the bladder by squeezing or growing into the urethra. Laser vaporization of the prostate is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can relieve your symptoms by un-blocking the urethra.