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Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty is a reconstructive surgery to correct the narrowing or scarring of the ureter tubes that normally carry urine from the kidney to the bladder. This is a minimally invasive procedure.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate Cancer Treatment includes many options including surgery to remove the organ if the cancer is centralized or radiation therapy to remove the cancerous cells within the prostate. Prostate cancer can be treated and cured if caught in the early stages of development.
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy (Dr. Parker and Dr. Weese only)
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy is a specialized surgery done to remove the adrenal glands without making large incisions in the abdomen. This procedure is commonly used for Adrenal Cancer patients and those with adrenal gland diseases. This is a minimally invasive surgery.
Testicular Cancer Treatment
Testicular Cancer treatment begins with surgery to remove the testicle. Rarely, if the cancer has spread to other organs by the time of detection, chemotherapy can be used as the first step. After the testcile is removed, the doctor will evaluate if further treatments such as chemo or radiation therapy is needed to eliminate all cancerous cells that have spread beyond the area.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is a noninvasive procedure used to pulverize and dismantle kidney stones until they are small enough to pass through the body and exit via urine.
Vasectomy Reversal (Dr. Weese)
Vasectomy reversal is surgery to undo a vasectomy. It reconnects each tube (vas deferens) that carries sperm from a testicle into the semen.
Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery (Dr. Weese and Dr. Parker)
Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery is done using a robotic system that is controlled by a surgeon and removes the cancerous cells through tiny incisions made in the patient’s abdomen. This procedure helps decrease chances of prolonged pain after surgery and blood loss, as well as a shorter recovery period.
Also known as a renal ultrasound, a kidney ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that uses ultrasound waves to produce images of your kidneys for examining kidney size, location, shape, and blood flow.
A Kidney Biopsy is conducted by a doctor by using a needle to remove a small sample of kidney tissue for lab testing. The needle is inserted through the skin and directed using an ultrasound device. Tissue is extracted and sent to the laboratory for examination and diagnosis.
Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer (Dr. Weese and Dr. Parker)
Cryotherapy uses extreme cold temperatures to target, freeze, and kill prostate cancer cells. This is most commonly used for low-risk, early-stage prostate cancer patients who are ineligible for radiation therapy.
Radical Prostatectomy (Dr. Weese and Dr. Parker)
Radical Retropuboc Prostatectomy is a procedure that includes an incision/cut in the lower abdomen between the belly button and pubic bone to remove the cancer mass. Radical Perineal Prostatectomy is when an incision is made between the anus and scrotum to remove the cancer mass from the Prostate gland.
Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the human penis. This procedure is optional and is typically performed on male children within 48 hours of birth to reduce risk of foreskin inflammation, infection, and UTIs throughout life.
Prostate procedures can be performed to address symptoms, diseases, or conditions and cancers within the prostate.
An alternative to Radical Orchiectomy, Partial Orchiectomy is a form of surgery to remove small, nonpalpable masses found in the testicle. This procedure refrains from removing the entire testicle and is preferable if the mass is small and easily removable.
Testicular Cancer Tumor Markers
Many testicular cancers create high levels of proteins called tumor markers. These include alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). When these tumor markers are found in the blood, it helps to detect a testicular tumor.
Varicocele Ligation/ Varicocelectomy
Varicoceles, enlarged scrotal veins, can be a source of male infertility, pain, and may even impair testosterone production. Varicocele Ligation or Varicocelectomy is the procedure used to remove these veins to treat pain, reduce chances of infertility, and repair testosterone production.
Kidney Ureter and Bladder Xray
Kidney Ureter and Bladder Xray is a form of imaging test used to assess the abdomen to find the cause of abdominal pain or other issues with organs and structures of the urinary or gastrointestinal (GI) system. X-rays use invisible electromagnetic beams to create images of internal tissues, organs and bones.
An antegrade pyelogram is a form of X-ray used to diagnose obstructions in the upper urinary tract. During this procedure, contrast dye is injected into the ureter closest to the kidneys called the renal pelvis and monitored as it travels through the tubes between the kidney and urinary bladder.
Cystography is an X-ray imaging test used to determine issues in the bladder. During cystography, your healthcare provider will insert a thin tube called a urinary catheter and inject contrast dye into your bladder and monitor its movement and behavior in the body.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate Cancer Treatment will vary based on the stage of cancer you have once detected. Early stage prostate cancer typically grows very slowly allowing for treatment methods such as radiation therapy and radical prostatectomy. Other treatments for more advanced cancer stages include testosterone suppression therapy or surgery, and Intravenous radiation therapy. Sometimes medications are prescribed for pain management.
Robotic Prostatectomy (Dr. Weese and Dr. Parker)
Robotic Prostatectomy is a laparoscopic surgery done using a robotic system that is controlled by a surgeon and removes the cancerous cells through tiny incisions made in the patient’s abdomen. This procedure helps decrease chances of prolonged pain after surgery and blood loss, and has a shorter recovery period.
Adrenal Gland Procedures (Dr. Daniel Parker)
Adrenal gland procedures are performed to improve the functions of hormone production such as cortisol, aldosterone, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
A vasectomy is a minor surgery done to block sperm from reaching semen in the penis prior to ejaculation. This is completed by surgeons who cut or surgically block the vas deferens tubes that carry sperm to the penis.
Radical orchiectomy is surgery to remove a testicle. It’s most often done to treat testicular cancer. Or it may be needed if a testicle is severely damaged due to infection or injury. Some forms of treatment for prostate cancer include orchiectomy.
Active Surveillance for Kidney Cancer
Active Surveillance for Kidney Cancer is a way to monitor tumors in the kidney that may be benign or precancerous. Imaging tests( including ultrasounds, CT, or MRI scans) are done every 3-6 months to monitor the growth of tumors in the Kidney. If a tumor exceeds 4cm, the tumor is typically removed or referred for treatment. This is a common practice for older patients and those with underlying health conditions that may have a higher risk of surgery or ablation complications.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away a section of the prostate in order to treat urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. Excess tissue in the prostate is removed to improve the flow of urine through the body.
Polycystic Kidney Disease
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a disorder, typically inherited, in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within your kidneys. The kidneys enlarge and can lose function over time. These cysts are noncancerous round sacs containing fluid, varying in size from small to very large.
Cystoscopy is a procedure that examines the lining of the bladder and the urethra. A hollow tube (cystoscope) equipped with a lens is inserted into your urethra and slowly advances into your bladder. This procedure is used to detect disease in the bladder and urethra.
Prostate Rectal Ultrasound
Prostate (or rectal) ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to examine the prostate or rectum. The procedure uses a probe to take images of your prostate or rectum. This procedure is done to assess tumors of the prostate gland.
A kidney scan is a special radiology procedure used to assess the functions and structure of the kidneys as well as blood flow to the kidney’s tissue.
Prostate Cancer Surgery
Surgery is a common choice for treating Prostate Cancer if the cancer cells have not spread outside of the organ. There are multiple different surgeries performed to remove prostate cancer including Radical retropubic prostatectomy, Radical perineal prostatectomy, Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy robotic prostatectomy, Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Lithotripsy is a procedure that uses shock waves or a laser to break down stones found in the kidney, gallbladder, or ureter. Any remaining particles of the stone will exit the body when the person urinates.