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Urology

Get expert care for urological conditions at Mount Auburn Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated hospital.

Your urologist—a doctor who treats conditions related to the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system—will work with you to coordinate your treatment and answer your questions with compassion and understanding.

Urological Conditions We Treat

Easy Access to Care

Expect fast access to care at any of our urology locations. In some cases, you may even get a same-day appointment. You or a loved one may also benefit from our wide range of translation services for non-English-speaking patients.

Find advanced care from highly skilled, board-certified urologists for a wide range of urological conditions, including:

  • Cancer, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer and penile cancer
  • Elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) – High levels in your blood of the protein produced by the prostate gland
  • Erectile dysfunction – Inability to get or sustain an erection for sexual intercourse
  • Incontinence – Loss of bladder control
  • Infertility – Health issue that lowers your chance of creating a pregnancy
  • Kidney stones – Small, solid deposits in your kidney or urinary tract from undissolved minerals or salts
  • Overactive bladder – Sudden or frequent urge to urinate
  • Penile lesions – Damaged or abnormal tissue changes on the penis
  • Peyronie's disease – Penile scar tissue that causes curved, painful erections
  • Prostate enlargement (benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH) – Increased size of the prostate gland that interferes with your urine flow
  • Sexually transmitted infections – Diseases passed through sexual contact
  • Urinary tract infections – Infection of any part of your body through which urine passes, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder or urethra
  • Urinary tract conditions in women and children

If you need advanced care for female pelvic floor conditions, learn about our specialized urogynecology services.

Urology Services & Treatments

You’ll appreciate our patient-focused, collaborative approach to care, which incorporates you and your family into your treatment plan. That plan may include one of the following procedures:

  • Circumcision – Removal of the tissue that covers the tip of the penis
  • Computerized urodynamic tests – Evaluate urination conditions using a variety of methods, including measuring how your muscles react when you have a full bladder
  • Medication therapy for conditions such as erectile dysfunction, incontinence, enlarged prostate and overactive bladder
  • Radio wave treatment for prostate enlargement – Improves urine flow by using high-frequency radio waves to destroy unnecessary tissue and shrink the prostate
  • Sound wave treatment for kidney stones – Breaks up your kidney stones using high-energy sound waves so you can pass the remaining fragments through urination
  • Spinal stimulation for treatment of bladder conditions – Uses a device implanted in your lower back to send mild electrical impulses to the nerve connected to your bladder to help you control your urination
  • Surgery
  • Vasectomy – Surgical birth control procedure that prevents the release of sperm
  • Vasectomy reversal – Reconnects the reproductive tract disconnected during a vasectomy to re-allow the release of sperm

Minimally Invasive Urology Procedures

Whenever possible, your Mount Auburn Hospital urologist will use minimally invasive techniques to treat your condition. That means you may benefit from less pain and scarring and a shorter recovery time so you can get back to feeling like yourself faster. Procedures include:

  • Laparoscopic surgery – Uses three to five small incisions to access affected area with a lighted magnification tool and thin surgical instruments
  • Laser surgery – Uses a tiny scope to guide the direction of a laser to treat urological conditions such as kidney stones and enlarged prostate
  • Percutaneous surgery – Guides a scope through a small incision to treat kidney and upper urinary tract conditions
  • Robotic surgery – Uses small incisions and a robotic device controlled by your doctor to make precise movements with tiny surgical instruments

Advanced Prostate Cancer Care

Expect sophisticated, industry-leading services and treatments for prostate cancer at Mount Auburn Hospital. You and your loved ones benefit from our focus on men’s health, including annual prostate exams for earlier disease detection.

If you need treatment for prostate cancer, you’ll benefit from our holistic approach to care, which includes in-depth consultations in with your physician. We’ll help you understand your treatment plan and educate you about your condition. Additionally, you may benefit from one of the following advanced treatments:

  • Radical prostatectomy – Removes the prostate gland and some surrounding tissue to prevent the spread of cancer
  • Prostate brachytherapy (seed implantation) – Uses tiny radioactive seeds implanted in your prostate gland to deliver safe doses of radiation directly to the tumor

Learn more about cancer treatments available at Mount Auburn Hospital.

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