PROCEDURES, TERMINOLOGY & RELEVANT LINKS
TRUS – Biopsy of the prostate through ultrasound guidance to aid in cancer diagnosis.
Vasectomy – A popular, safe and reliable form of male sterilization performed by clipping the sperm carrying tubes of the testicle.
Hydrocelectomy – Surgical drainage and correction of fluid around the testicle.
Spermatocelectomy – Removal of fluid filled cysts that affect the male genitals.
Circumcision – Removal of the foreskin of the penis.
Cystourethroscopy – A procedure that allows examination and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the urinary tract. Performed with the latest high definition visual equipment.
TURBT – Removal of tumors and lesions affecting the bladder.
Ureteroscopy and holmium laser lithotripsy – Allows the destruction and removal of kidney stones through hi-tech visual scopes and laser technology.
ESWL – A convenient and non-invasive procedure using ultrasound technology to destroy kidney stones from outside the body.
Macroplastique – A less invasive option for adult female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD)
BOTOX – A substance injected into the bladder to aid in urge incontinence.
Interstim – A state of the art electronic device that helps control urge incontinence and aids in urinary retention.
Stress incontinence – loss of urinary control that occurs with coughing, laughing, sneezing and lifting.
Urinary retention – the inability to urinate voluntarily.
RRP (Robot Assisted Radical Prostatectomy) – Treatment of prostate cancer by removing the prostate and accessory glands while maintaining continence and sexual function using the Davinci Robot.
Lap nephrectomy – Treatment of kidney cancer by removing the kidney through a minimal incision using a camera system.
Part. Nephrectomy – Treatment of kidney cancer by removing the tumor while safely sparing the kidney.
Rad. Orchiectomy – Treatment of testicular cancer by removal of the testicle.
PCNL – Removal of large kidney stones through the skin with a minimal incision.
Penile prosthesis – Treatment of erectile dysfunction by placing an internal medical device that allows spontaneous sexual intercourse.
Male incontinence procedures – The treatment of the loss of urinary control following prostate cancer treatment. Procedures include the Advance male sling and the Artificial Urinary Sphincter (AUS).
Urgent Care PC PTNS – Posterior tibial nerve stimulation to treat urinary incontinence.
TURP – Treatment of urinary obstruction by creating a channel in the prostate. Both saline and laser modalities are available.
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