Treatments & Procedures
Our physicians and specialists at Weiss Memorial Hospital are dedicated to providing you with individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans to get you on the road to recovery.
We take great care in making sure you receive the best treatments and procedures for all urological conditions. Below are common treatments for urological conditions that we provide at Weiss Memorial Hospital.
The adrenal glands are two triangle-shaped glands. One gland is located on top of each kidney. If a noncancerous adrenal tumor or adrenal cancer is discovered, you may require surgery to remove the adrenal gland that has the tumor. You may also need an adrenalectomy to remove cancer that has spread from another location, such as the kidney or lung.
Brachytherapy, sometimes called internal radiation, is one type of radiation therapy that's used to treat cancer. With brachytherapy, radioactive material is placed inside your body, enabling doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation to more specific areas of the body, compared with the conventional form of radiation therapy that projects radiation from a machine outside your body.
Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Chemotherapy for prostate cancer uses oral and injected anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer. It is typically given in cycles that last a few weeks followed by a rest period.
Cholecystectomy is surgical removal of the gallbladder. It is done to reduce pain and infection from repeated bouts with gallstones.
Circumcision is removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is done for both religious and health reasons.
Cystoscopy for Women
Cystoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible, lighted tube, called a cystoscope, is inserted into the urethra to visualize the inside of the bladder. It can also be used to irrigate, suction and biopsy the bladder.
Laparoscopy is a procedure that passes a thin, lighted tube through an incision into the abdomen to view internal organs. It can be used to locate cysts and infections, as well as procure tissue for biopsy.
Lithotripsy is a procedure in which shock waves are passed over the kidney area. These shock waves break up kidney stones so they may more easily be passed through the urinary system.
A radical prostatectomy is surgical removal of the prostate gland and any surrounding lymph nodes that have been affected by cancer.
Transurethral Incision of the Prostate
Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) is a type of prostate surgery that relieves moderate to severe urinary symptoms caused by prostate enlargement, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. During TUIP, a visual and surgical instrument called a resectoscope is inserted through the tip of your penis and into the tube that carries urine from your bladder (urethra). The doctor cuts one or two small grooves in the area where the prostate and the bladder are connected in order to open up the urinary channel. This allows urine to pass through more easily.
Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy
Transurethral microwave therapy is an outpatient procedure to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. During the procedure, a small microwave antenna is inserted through the tip of the penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder. Your doctor extends the antenna until it reaches the area of the urethra surrounded by the prostate. The antenna emits a dose of microwave energy that heats up and destroys excess prostate tissue blocking urine flow.
Transurethral Radiofrequency Ablation
Also called transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), transurethral radiofrequency ablation is an outpatient procedure to treat urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. During TUNA, a cystoscope is inserted through the tip of the penis into the tube that carries urine from your bladder. Using the cystoscope, your doctor guides a pair of tiny needles into the prostate tissue that is pressing on the urethra. The radio waves are passed through the needles to create scar tissue that shrinks prostate tissue, opening up the urinary channel so that urine can flow more easily.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is a procedure in which portions of an enlarged prostate are removed through the penis using a resectoscope, or a thin, lighted instrument.
A vasectomy is a procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm are closed or blocked.
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