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department of urology

Clinical Programs

 

Our clinical programs focus on:

Female Urology and Male Voiding Dysfunction

Uro-Oncology

Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Sexual Health

Kidney Stone Treatment

Miscellaneous Treatments

 

Female Urology and Male Voiding Dysfunction

 

The Division of Female Urology and Male Voiding Dysfunction is headed by William Jaffe, MD. The Division is staffed by one urologic nurse and one nurse technician. The mission of the division is to provide comprehensive care to women with bladder dysfunction and stress incontinence, as well as to men with enlarged prostates, urethral strictures, and hyperactive bladders. Using the latest equipment and techniques, many patients are treated in an effective and efficient manner.


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Uro-Oncology

 

The Department of Urology has increased its case load of laparoscopic radical nephrectomies for patients with renal cancer, and radical prostatectomies for those men with localized prostate cancer. The Department provides outpatient hormonal therapy for patients with advanced prostate cancer. The average number of patients receiving hormonal therapy has increased from less than 10 per month in 2000 to over 20 per month. The Department of Urology cooperates with the radiation oncologists in providing radiation therapy to men with prostate cancer who refuse surgery and/or are better served with radiation therapy. We perform all radioactive implants for prostate cancers in conjunction with the radiation oncologists. Patients with superficial bladder cancer are treated with chemicals in the bladder as outpatients. Those with more advanced bladder disease are treated with surgery. Dr. Jack Mydlo performs many of the urologic cancer procedures. Furthermore, radiation oncology, oncology, and urology are planning to operate a multi-disciplinary clinic in the new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) for those patients with urologic cancers. This will act as a “one stop shopping” center for patients.

 

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Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

 

Dr. Michel Pontari is a world renown expert on CPPS and prostatitis, having
published many articles on the subject and being a panel member on several
NIH grants for this disease entity. He has participated in many clinical trials
for the treatment of this problem, and has achieved success in many cases.


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Sexual Health

 

The Department of Urology is on the forefront with the latest treatments for erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. We also utilize non-invasive combination therapies when oral medications alone won't work.

 

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Kidney Stone Treatment

 

Stone treatment is done by either ureteroscopy/laser lithoripsy, percutaneous nephrolithotmy, or extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).  We use the latest laser and minimally invasive fiber-optic equipment.

 

 

 

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Miscellaneous Treatments

 

Other treatments performed in the Department of Urology include UTIs, cysts, circumcisions and vasectomies.

 

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