Urology

Urology is the specialty of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive system. The urinary tract consists of the kidneys and the adjacent adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, male prostate, and urethra. The male reproductive system consists of the penis and the scrotal contents which include the testicle, epididymis, vas deferens, and spermatic cord. The prostate, seminal vesicles and eyaculatory ducts are also part of the male reproductive system.

The Samaritan Urology Center provides medical and surgical treatment for many urological conditions.

The Samaritan Urology Center treats a variety of urological conditions including the following:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Benign and malignant Adrenal tumors
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the ureter and pelvis
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
  • Kidney cysts
  • Kidney stones
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hydrocele
  • Varicocele
  • Infertility in men
  • Male incontinence
  • Female incontinence
  • Urethral strictures

Some of the most common Urological procedures:

Da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery for malignant diseases such as:

  • Robotic Radical Prostatectomy (for prostate cancer)
  • Robotic Radical Cystectomy and urinary diversion (for bladder cancer)
  • Robotic Radical Nephroureterectomy (for upper urinary tract cancer)
  • Robotic Radical Nephrectomy (for kidney cancer)
  • Robotic Partial Nephrectomy (for kidney cancer)
  • Robotic Adrenalectomy (for adrenal tumors)
  • Robotic Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection (for testicular cancer)
  • Robotic Groin Lymph Node Dissection (for penile cancer)

Da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery for benign diseases such as:

  • Robotic Pyeloplasty (for UPJ stenosis)
  • Robotic reconstructive surgery of the ureter (for congenital or acquired ureteral strictures, other)
  • Robotic reconstructive surgery of the bladder (such as augmentation, diverticulectomy, other)
  • Robotic ureteral reimplantation (for vesico-ureteral reflux)

Laparoendoscopic single site surgery ("LESS") in urology
Open and Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery (reconstructive, partial or total removal)
Open Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate cancer
Open Cystectomy (removal of bladder) with urinary diversion
Open Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (for testicular cancer)
Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors
Transurethral Surgery for Prostate Enlargement

  • Conventional TURP and Bipolar TURP
  • Microwave therapy
  • Greenlight laser XPS Moxy Fiber
  • Holmium laser enucleation
  • Bipolar button plasmakinetics

Open Prostate Surgery for benign enlargement/blockage
All endourological stone procedures (ureteroscopy, PCNL)
Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL)
Ureteroscopy or uretero-pyeloscopy with or without holmium laser therapy (ureteral endoscopy for stones, tumors, and other abnormalities of the upper urinary tract)
Placement of ureteral stents, conventional and metallic stents (to unblock urinary passages)
Male Anti-incontinence surgery (artificial urinary sphincter, male slings, other)
Female anti-incontinence surgery (female slings, injection of periurethral bulking agents, other)
Penile procedures (curvature problems, penile prosthesis, correction of urethral opening)
Prostatic ultrasound and needle biopsy
Female genital prolapse surgery
Vasectomy and Reversal (microsurgical vaso-vasostomy)
Groin and Scrotal Surgery (including tumors & cysts in testes/scrotum, varicocele and hydrocele repair)
Orchidopexy (for an undescended testicle)
Meatoplasty and Urethroplasty

Our physician:

Chief of Urology and Urologic Oncology - Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Alejandro R. Rodriguez

 If you are undergoing any Urologic surgery or procedures please refer to information about being prepared for surgery. Being preparing for your surgery is vital, understanding Pre-Admission Testing, Anesthesia, and Post-Surgery Care is critical to the success of your surgery.

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