Urologic services at UMass Memorial Medical Center include:
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Our urologists provide diagnostic testing and offer both medical and surgical treatments for voiding dysfunction related to enlarged prostate growth.
Diagnostic testing is offered in a private and confidential setting, and options are addressed with each patient. Therapies available include medication and surgical treatments to help restore function.
In collaboration with fellowship-trained UMass Memorial urogynecologists, female incontinence, voiding and pelvic floor dysfunction are evaluated with the latest diagnostic equipment, and women are offered the most advanced medical and surgical therapies available for female urologic disorders.
General urologic disorders treated by our urologists include urinary tract infections, hernias, benign scrotal conditions, undescended testes, vasectomy and other common urologic concerns.
Incontinence and Voiding Evaluation and Management
Female incontinence and voiding problems are addressed by urologists and our fellowship-trained urogynecologists. Male incontinence evaluations are performed by urologists and may include urodynamic testing. A full spectrum of incontinence therapies is available including medication, biofeedback and the latest surgical procedures.
Medical Center urologists offer diagnostic testing and surgical correction of male reproductive infertility. Understanding that infertility concerns are often best approached as a couple, our urologists work collaboratively with the fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinologists and infertility experts in addressing female reproductive problems.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our urologists perform procedures in our state-of-the-art operating rooms, specially equipped for minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and endourologic procedures, as well as robotic surgery with the daVinci S surgical system.
Comprehensive evaluation and management of a wide range of pediatric urology disorders are provided by pediatric urologists at the Children's Medical Center.
Certain urologic conditions may require repair or reconstruction of organs. Procedures performed by urologists with expertise in this area include reconstructive surgery for penile cancer, neo-bladder construction, restoration of injured male external genitalia and repair of urethral strictures.
Working with UMass Memorial transplant surgeons, our urologists treat patients facing advanced and permanent renal failure with kidney transplant. A kidney transplant is surgery to replace diseased kidneys with a healthy donor kidney. The new kidney takes over the work of the two failed kidneys. This highly successful procedure has evolved to the point where rejection and postsurgical infections are greatly reduced.
Sometimes kidney diseases can cause other disorders such as high blood pressure. Our specialists carefully evaluate patients with high blood pressure for underlying kidney problems. For certain patients, high blood pressure may be cured by narrowing the blood vessels to the kidney. Our experienced vascular surgeons work along with urologists and nephrologists in treating these conditions.
UMass Memorial urologists offer the latest minimally invasive treatments for kidney stones and bladder stones, including shockwave lithotripsy, which breaks up stones without invasive surgery. Other procedures include percutaneous, endourologic and laser technology to remove stones using little or no incision.
For patients with complex voiding disorders, our specialists use state-of-the-art video urodynamic and biofeedback equipment to identify the cause of the dysfunction and recommend specific treatment options.
Our multidisciplinary team with specialists in urology, medical oncology and radiation oncology treat patients with urologic cancer (cancer of the kidney, adrenal glands, bladder, prostate, testicles and penis).
Our urologists perform vasectomy procedures in the office on an outpatient basis.