A urologist is responsible for diagnosing, treating and preventing conditions affecting the urinary system. This can be a minor condition like a urinary tract infection, or something as serious as cancer. When surgery is necessary to treat the condition, the patient may be referred to a urologic surgeon.
Specifically, this specialty uses urologic surgery to treat conditions that may include the following:
- Bladder cancer
- Enlarged prostate
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney cancer
- Kidney stones
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Urinary tract infection
- Urologic cancer
Our urologists perform surgeries to help people recover from health problems in the urinary system that may interfere with everyday life. These conditions can be painful, uncomfortable, stressful and debilitating. No matter which type of surgery is taking place – whether it’s an invasive, inpatient procedure or an outpatient, minimally invasive surgery, Hunt Regional urologists perform the procedures with the upmost care. They work side-by-side with our anesthesiologists who have specialized training in the latest techniques for ambulatory and minor surgery, pediatric anesthesia, and post-operative pain management.
The types of urologic surgery performed at our Greenville, TX hospital include the following:
When a man has an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, he may need a prostatectomy for treatment. Depending on the condition and its severity, Hunt Regional urologic surgeons may resort to open surgery or GreenLight™ Laser surgery. Prostate laser surgery tends to be less invasive than open surgery, because it uses a scope and a small incision rather than a large incision.
Bladder and kidney surgery
Bladder surgery is used to fix conditions like bladder prolapse and bladder cancer. Kidney surgery can be used to eliminate kidney stones and treat kidney cancer or other kidney problems.
Urinary incontinence is when a person has accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s the type of condition that can impact daily life and cause major stress and anxiety. Incontinence can range from minor leakage to total loss of the bladder’s contents, but incontinence surgery can be used to fix the problem.
When the bladder sags out of its normal position in the body, it can cause incontinence or other health problems. Bladder suspension, also called bladder neck suspension, is the surgical procedure used to treat this condition.
Urinary problems can get in the way of everyday life, so treatment is essential. Just remember that Hunt Regional Medical Center is here for you every step of the way throughout your surgery and recovery. We know how anxious or nervous you might be before your urologic surgery, and we’ll do everything we can to make your procedure as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Learn more about the other types of surgeries performed at Hunt Regional Medical Center today, or contact us with any questions you may have about your upcoming urologic surgery.