Women’s Urological Health
Expertise in women’s health topics including kidney pain, kidney stones, blood in urine, frequent UTI, bladder infections, OAB (overactive bladder) and urinary leakage (incontinence).
Bladder and Urinary Health
We offer expert evaluation as well as medical, rehabilitative therapy and surgical treatment for women with urinary problems including frequent urination, overactive bladder (OAB), urinary leakage or incontinence. We also treat women with frequent urinary and bladder infections. We evaluate women with urinary burning, pelvic or bladder pressure and pain. In addition, we manage patients with refractory pelvic pain and interstitial cystitis (IC).
We offer comprehensive evaluation for women with first and repeat history of kidney stones. We offer comprehensive medical, surgical and preventative care for kidney stones.
Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
We offer expert evaluation of both microscopically detected blood during urinalysis and visibly present blood in urine. Using advanced diagnostic algorithms tailored to women based on age and a number of risk factors we decide what is the optimal approach to evaluation and management of blood in urine.
Frequent UTI (Urinary Tract Infections) and Bladder Infections.
Frequent urinary tract infections are familiar to a lot of women. Some women are predisposed to frequent UTI due to underlying anatomical or biological conditions. The good news is that oftentimes the problem can be managed successfully to eliminate or decrease frequency of repeat UTIs.
Bladder Cancer and Kidney Cancer
Our fellowship trained urologic oncologist specializes in evaluation and management of renal cysts, kidney masses and kidney cancer. We also provide evaluation of bladder masses and treatment for early and advanced stage bladder cancer including bladder biopsies, TURBT (transurethral resection of bladder tumor), intravesical therapy with mytomycin C as well as BCG, and Interferon. For those patients who need it we also offer chemotherapy, advanced radiation therapy as well surgical removal of the bladder (radical cystectomy) with reconstruction of the urinary tract (urinary diversion). We offer both ileal conduit urinary diversion and orthotopic neobladder creation.
Urinary Incontinence Care
Involuntary urine leakage occurs in many women at some point in their lives. It may be the predisposition from childbirth trauma, loss of muscular support or a combination of overactive and small capacity bladder. Whatever the cause, we offer best-in-class evaluation and care for women with urinary incontinence. We see women in their 20’s and well into their 80’s and 90’s with these problem and help them manage these problems successfully.
Kidney cysts occur frequently especially in women over age 50. Careful and personalized evaluation can determine whether the cysts are worrisome or do not pose a danger and can be safely observed in the absence of symptoms.